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The March 3rd Samson Launch is a GO!

Friday, March 2nd, 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.

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.

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

The Feb 3rd Samson Launch is a GO!

Thursday, February 1st, 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.

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.

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

The Jan 6th Launch Starts One Hour Later

Thursday, January 4th, 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 9:30. Launching of rockets begins at 10:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 11:00 to 11:30, 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.

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.

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

The Dec 2nd Samson Launch is a GO!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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 car load of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sun screen, 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.

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.

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

The Nov 4th Samson AL Rocket Launch is a GO!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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 car load of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sun screen, 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.

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.

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

The Oct 14th Samson Launch is a GO!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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 car load of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sun screen, 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.

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.

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

The Samson Oct 7th Launch is Rescheduled to Oct 14th

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

This is due to harvesting on the field and uncertainty of the weather.

The Sept 16th Samson AL Launch is a GO!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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 car load of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sun screen, 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.

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.

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

SEARS Samson AL Launch Schedule 2017/2018 Season

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

To all, the farm is planted in a lot of grass and it looks like we can go back to flying most of the year round. To have Chris Short as a vendor at as many launches as possible, the following is the  launch schedule for our next flying season:

  • 9/16/17
  • 10/7/17
  • 11/4/17
  • 12/2/17
  • 1/6/18
  • 2/3/18
  • 3/3/18
  • 4/7/18
  • 5/5/18
  • 6/2/18
  • 7/14/18

Please check this web site for launch updates before leaving for the field.

The Next Samson, AL Rocket Launch is March 25th, 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should checkout Team America Rocketry  Challenge http://www.rocketcontest.org/. Bring rockets if you have them. Recheck this site before departing for the field.

Setup is at 8:30 launching begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 - 10:30 you will see most of the action. There is a porta-potty provided. Bring a sack lunch, sun screen and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ for an early supper after the launch.

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

Directions to Launch Site: From the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87

(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, cross railroad track and continue straight ahead past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

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