We don’t fly at Samson while the crops are in. Please stand by for the fall dates or other announcements.
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Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should checkout Team America Rocketry Challenge 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 www.csrocketry.com
Future launches in 2016 are:
We are rescheduling for January 16th and 17th. The vendor will be there on the 17th.
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 http://www.csrocketry.com/
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.
The launch is on. Please check this web page for launch status before departing to the field.
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 http://www.defuniaksprings.net/index.aspx?nid=1064 The public is invited and the admission is free. Come out and enjoy it all especially the rockets! The SEARS Club website is www.sears572.com
Military Static Displays
FAA WINGS Seminar
Light Sport Exhibit
SEARS Model Rocket Exhibit
Classic Car Show
WCSO K-9 Demo
Aeromodelers Club Demo
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
Cotton has been planted on the field. Please stand-by for the Fall Launch Announcement. Thanks for a good year!