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February 2 Launch is a NO GO!

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

NOTICE: We are cancelling the launch for February 1st and February 2nd due to field conditions. The field is only partially accessible by 4×4 vehicles today. We will tentatively hold next weekend, February 8-9 as a possibility, but more rain is expected at the launch site next week, so stay tuned for more information.

Feb launch moved Sunday, Feb 2

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Apologies for the late post, but the February launch had been postponed to Sunday, February W due to field conditions. Stay tuned for updates about field conditions on Feb 2. We will be keeping the next weekend, Feb 8 as a backup date if the field conditions do not improve by Feb 2.

January 4 2020 Launch CANCELLED!!!!

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Due to road conditions at the launch site, we are cancelling the launch today. The roads are impassable due to the heavy rains this week. We do not have a replacement launch scheduled for January at this time. We will resume our regular launch schedule on February 1, 2020.

First Launch of 2020 is January 4!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Next SEARS launch is January 4, 2020! This will be the first launch of a new decade and we hope to see lots of rockets fly this weekend! It may be chilly on Saturday, so dress accordingly.

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 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 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 is provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

Next SEARS Launch is December 7, 2019!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Next SEARS launch is December 7, 2019! There is a potential for cloudy skies, but otherwise should be beautiful launch weather!

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 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 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 is provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

Next SEARS Launch is September 28, 2019!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Next SEARS launch is September 28, 2019! Be sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen, and an umbrella or tent.

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 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 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 is provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. For this launch, hotdogs and water will be available to purchase for lunch, provided by Richard Crews with proceeds going to the club funds.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

UPCOMING SAMSON, AL LAUNCH DATES:

September 28, 2019

October 26, 2019

December 7, 2019

Next SEARS Launch is September 7, 2019!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Next SEARS launch is September 7, 2019! It is going to be HOT so be sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen, and an umbrella or tent.

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 is provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. For this launch, hotdogs and water will be available to purchase for lunch, provided by Richard Crews with proceeds going to the club funds.

Use the map at this link http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

UPCOMING SAMSON, AL LAUNCH DATES:

September 7, 2019

September 28, 2019

October 26, 2019

December 7, 2019

July 13 Launch Cancelled

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Due to the wet weather and high heat, the club will not be holding the planned July 13, 2019 launch. The next planned launch is September 7, 2019.

Have a great summer and see everyone in September!

Upcoming Launch Dates

9/7/19

9/28/19

10/26/19

12/7/19

Next SEARS Launch is July 13, 2019!

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Next SEARS launch is July 13, 2019! It is going to be HOT so be sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen, and an umbrella or tent.

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 http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

 UPCOMING SAMSON AL LAUNCH DATES:

7 September 2019

Check back here for schedule updates.

Next SEARS Launch June 1st 2019 in Samson AL!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Next SEARS launch is June 1, 2019! It is going to be HOT so be sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen, and an umbrella or tent.

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 http://goo.gl/maps/7BEXk 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.

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

 UPCOMING SAMSON AL LAUNCH DATES:

13 July 2019

 

Check back here for schedule updates.