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Archive for January, 2008

Don’t Miss the SEARS February 2nd Rocket Launch

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

The next SouthEast Alabama Rocketry Society (SEARS) launch is February 2nd 2008 in Samson, AL. Our event is Egg Loft Day. Use a green flight card for any egg loft flight and you will entered for a draw from the prize pool. We will also have Egg Loft Duration contest for 18mm C motor egg lofters. The rocket bearing one raw large egg must come down as one piece and the egg must not crack. This contest is for bragging rights and a mention in the launch report.

We are announcing an on-going Young Rocketeer Event for any person twelve or under. Make a launch on a blue flight card and you will be entered for a draw from the prize pool. Please let the young rocketeer do as much as possible in building and launching of the rocket.


Volunteers Needed for Alabama Aerospace Week Demos

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

SEARS has done a Newton’s Laws talk and rocket demo for the Alabama Aerospace Week program at Landmark Park near Dothan, AL each year since 1999. The Alabama Aerospace Week program typically involves three or four demos a day over the course of four days. This reaches about 600 young people each year.  This years dates are February 20-23, 2008. 


SEARS January 5th 2008 Launch Report

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

SEARS 572 had its monthly launch in Samson, AL on Jan 5, 2008. The day started out cool, but warmed to the upper 60s in the afternoon. The winds were mainly light.  They got up to about 10 mph around noon, but fell as the day wound down.
The day was one of the biggest attended in SEARS history.  There were 18 vehicles at the launch.  The totals were 18 fliers and 102 flights.

Many came to see the flight of the “Hewes Space Special”.  The maiden flight was not great, as the rocket nosed in.  John says it is repairable.

John Hansel and Heather Parker with the the Hewes Space Special. Heather did the excellent artwork.  (more…)