This Weekend!
Launch at Tifton/Nashville

SoAR is holding a two-day launch at the Nashville field this weekend, February 25-26. This may be the only launch opportunity available here until the “Turkey & GRITS” launch in November.

The GRITS field in Nashville, GA near Tifton will once again be the site for two days of rocket flying, from 10AM to 5PM each day. Waiver is to 19750 ft. above ground level. All motors from 1/8A to N, NAR rules. Flight fees (payable at the field) are $10 per person to help pay for the porta potty. We may have a couple of NASA Student Launch Initiative teams from up north make the trip down to test fly their rockets.

Saturday should be mostly sunny, very slight chance of isolated showers in the morning with high around 75, with winds up to 13 mph from the west-northwest. Sunday will be cooler (high of 65) and clear with winds out of the northeast at 6 mph or less.

Photos are now available from the Tifton Turkey Launch (which will be named Turkey and Grits in 2017!):

And here’s a video from Monica…

Thanks For Attending GRITS 2016!

GRITS 2016 Flight Card Statistics

Including Saturday and Sunday there were a total of forty-one participants launching 119 rockets.
Motor ignition counts were as follows (includes clusters & multi-stage):

  • A – 5
  • B – 8
  • C – 18
  • D – 8
  • E – 14
  • F – 10
  • G – 21
  • H – 18
  • I – 12
  • J – 4
  • K – 7
  • L – 1
  • M – 2
  • N – 1

Photos from GRITS 2016 Saturday