SoAR Contest Schedule Announced

SoAR Contest Director Tom Kinard has announced a series of contests which will be held at SoAR Mill Springs launches (and one high power contest to be held at the GRITS WinterNationals) throughout 2015. These are not official NAR contests but some have similar rules and objectives. The schedule and rules may be found on the SoAR website’s Contest page.

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National Sport Launch 2015 In Orangeburg, SC

The National Association of Rocketry recently announced that the 2015 National Sport Launch (NSL 2015) will be held in Orangeburg, SC, at the SuperSod field where NSL 2008 and the yearly Freedom Launches are held.

The announcement was made at the closing banquet of the NAR’s Annual Meet, NARAM 56, at the end of July in Pueblo, Colorado.  Next year’s NARAM-57 will be held in Tucson, Arizona.

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Dale’s Bucket O’Rockets Still Here!

At each SoAR launch there is usually a bucket (white, about 12″ diameter), whose location on the field is chosen at random, that is designated as Dale Windsor’s Bucket O’Rockets. Land any part of your rocket in that bucket (after a safe flight and recovery!) and you’ll win a jackpot of rocket kits. If no one gets in the bucket at a launch, the prizes will roll over to the next launch, and another prize will (seldomly!) be added!

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Where Do I Fly My Rocket?

(minor updates, Nov ’14) A dilemma faced by many: “I, or my son or daughter, received a model rocket for Christmas (or birthday, or graduation, or other occasion). Where do we go to launch it?” ┬áSo here is a short guide to flying a model rocket in the metro Atlanta area.

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