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Happy Independence Day July 4th

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

SEARS will resume Samson launches in August or September. Dates are TBA. John Hansel, SEARS Advisor, is doing well after his knee replacement.

Samson Launches are on Hold until Fall 2017

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

We don’t fly at Samson while the crops are in. Please stand by for the fall dates or other announcements.

The Jan 30th Samson Launch is a GO!

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should checkout Team America Rocketry  Challenge 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  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

Future launches in 2016 are:

13 February

Jan 9th Samson Launch is CANCELLED

Friday, January 8th, 2016

We are rescheduling for January 16th and 17th. The vendor will be there on the 17th.

Merry Christmas from S.E.A.R.S.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!MerryChristmasFromSEARSSantasGuys

The Next Samson Launch is August 16th

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Saturday setup at 8:30 AM, the waiver opens for launches at 9:00 AM. We usually go until about 4:00 PM. Beginners and TARC teams are welcome. Bring the whole family!. Everyone is also invited to Crews BBQ in Samson after the Saturday launch. For more info see the directions to the field here.. The motor and high power kit vendor for SEARS is Chris Short. See

 NOTICE: Slow down to 5 mph while passing farm ofice and on the roads through the field. As always check this web site for any updates prior to leaving for the field.

Merry Christmas from S.E.A.R.S

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!MerryChristmasFromSEARSSantasGuys

Merry Christmas from S.E.A.R.S.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!MerryChristmasFromSEARSSantasGuys

SEARS November 3rd Samson launch

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The launch is on. Please check this web page for launch status before departing to the field.


Marvel of Flight 2012 May 19th DeFuniak Springs, FL

Friday, May 4th, 2012


The Southeast Alabama Rocketry Society (SEARS) is participating in the Marvel of Flight May 19th at the DeFuniak Springs Airport. We will have an exhibit with rockets of all types and sizes with info and a live rocket demo at 11 AM. See all the other activities and the schedule at The public is invited and the admission is free.  Come out and enjoy it all especially the rockets! The SEARS Club website is

Military Static Displays


Airplane Rides,

Helicopter Rides

Light Sport Exhibit

SEARS Model Rocket Exhibit

Live Music

Classic Car Show

WCSO K-9 Demo

Aeromodelers Club Demo

Warbird Exhibit

Garmin Exhibit

Aspen Exhibit

Auracle Exhibit (Pending)

South Coast Propellers

700 AM - Pancake Breakfast

830 AM - Opening Ceremonies

900 AM - FAA WINGS Seminar

900 AM - Absolute Dance Center

1000 AM - EAA Meeting

1000 AM - WCSO K-9 Demo

1100 AM - Model Rocket Launch

1200 AM - The Red Dragons

All Day   - Door Prizes/Giveaways

All Day   - Classic Car Show

All Day   - Live Music

All Day   - Static Displays




Light Sport