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April 2019 Launch Update

Wednesday, 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!

Wednesday, 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 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


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