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April 2019 Launch Update

April 10th, 2019

The current weather forecast (as of Wednesday, April 10) for the launch field shows clouds on Saturday and a chance of rain on Sunday, but that won’t stop our launch! We will be set up on both Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14. The waiver is in place for 09:00 CST to 13:00 CST on Saturday and from 10:00 CST to 13:00 CST.

Other than just being a two day launch this month, we are also offering lunch on Saturday, and on Sunday weather permitting. You can purchase a lunch combo of either hamburger or hotdog, with chips and a drink at the launch. Proceeds will go towards launch equipment improvement.

We hope to see a large crowd this weekend!

The Next SEARS Samson,AL Launch is April 13th and 14th, 2019! TWO DAYS OF ROCKETS!

April 3rd, 2019

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 9:30. Launching of rockets begins at 10:00 and continues until 5:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

 If you plan to stay overnight, there is a Best Western in Opp AL that is just over 20 minutes from the launch site (Best Western Opp Inn, 7084 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Opp, AL 36467). There is also a Briarwood Inn in Geneva AL (1503 W Magnolia Ave, Geneva, AL 36340) that is just over 15 minutes from the launch site. There are also hotels in Enterprise AL (approximately 30 minutes from launch site). 

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

 UPCOMING SAMSON AL LAUNCH DATES:

13 & 14 April 2019

4 May 2019

The Next SEARS Samson, AL Launch is March 23, 2019!

March 22nd, 2019

 

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 9:30. Launching of rockets begins at 10:00 and continues until 5:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

 UPCOMING SAMSON AL LAUNCH DATES:

23 March 2019

13 & 14 April 2019

4 May 2019

 

Check back here for schedule updates.

The Next SEARS Samson, AL Launch is March 2nd 2019

February 21st, 2019

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

Samson, Alabama Launches

5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates. 

The Next SEARS Samson, AL Launch is Jan 5th 2019

December 29th, 2018

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

Samson, Alabama Launches

5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates. 

Merry Christmas from SEARS

December 19th, 2018

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!


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The Next SEARS Samson, AL Launch is December 15th 2018

November 29th, 2018

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

Samson, Alabama Launches

15 December 
5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates. 

The Next SEARS Samson Launch is Nov 3rd, 2018

October 26th, 2018

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

Samson, Alabama Launches

3 November
1 December 
5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates. 

The Next SEARS Samson Launch is Oct 6, 2018

August 30th, 2018

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See http://www.csrocketry.com/

Samson, Alabama Launches

6 October
3 November
1 December 
5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates. 

NAR National Rocketry Competition (NRC) at SEARS

August 30th, 2018

New for the 2018/2019 launch season!  In addition to our normal sport/high power rocketry activities, and continued TARC team support, SEARS will begin supporting the NAR National Rocketry Competition (NRC).  NAR members may fly any/all of the 6 selected NRC events throughout the contest year, leading up to NARAM 61 in Muncie Indiana at the end of July 2019.  All events will be flown according to the NAR Model Rocket Sporting Code, please visit http://www.nar.org/contest-flying/ for complete details.  Plan on bringing everything you need to fly an event (Altimeters, NAR payloads, Eggs).  There may be supplies you can use/borrow at the field but we cannot guarantee that everything you need will be available.  We will have everything required to check in, record, and report your flight results to the national NRC scoreboard.  Never flown a NAR contest before?  Check it out on the NAR website and then bring your rockets and give it a try.

2018-2019 NRC Events:

1/4A Parachute Duration (Sum of two flights)

1/4A Helicopter Duration (Sum of two flights)

A Boost Glider (Sum of two flights)

B Eggloft Duration (Best flight out of two attempts)

B Payload Altitude, Altimeter (Best flight out of two attempts)

C Eggloft Altitude, Altimeter (Best flight out of two attempts)

Direct NRC questions to Matt Bond.