MC2 President Chris Gill, inspects a rocket at the RSO table.


We encourage and promote safe sport rocketry in the middle Tennessee area
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The 2nd Club Launch is on Saturday, March 18th!
Mid-Tenn Sod Farm
2400 Hickerson Road
Manchester, Tennessee
HARA will have management responsibility for this launch, so that MC2 can enjoy flying!

Sunday, 19 February 2017 Launch

Sunday, 19 February, 2017 

THE FIRST LAUNCH OF THE YEAR! 

Sunday, was a great day for flying!  The skies were clear! The winds were calm and the temperature was in the low 70's!

Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Alabama A&M and the University of Alabama at Huntsville were among the NASA Student Launch teams to attend. There were also flyers from both clubs, guest flyers and a few spectators.

 

There were a total of 29 Flights.  16 low power, 13 high power, 3 Level 1 Certification attempts (Tripoli) and 3 Level 2 Certification attempts (Tripoli). 

 

All motors used were commercially manufactured and properly certified, black powder or composite motors.  The highest altitude reached was 10,000 feet by Ryan Grenell's "Manchester Maniac" flying on a Loki J 1026.

 

The Manchester Launch site is located at Latitude 35o 29' 31" North, Longitude 85o 57' 01" West.  The elevation of the launch site is 1125 feet. The Launch Control Officer for this event was Chris Gill and the Range Safety Officer for the Event was Fred Kepner.


All flights were conducted in compliance with the National Association of Rocketry Model Rocket and High Power Rocket safety codes.  The flight card summary is displayed below.



EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 

In addition to our club's members, many rocket clubs from universities throughout the Southeast and Mid-west fly with us as well! This means several spectacular flights involving large rockets! Whether you are a flyer or a spectator,  a novice or a Born Again Rocketeer, our launches are always a lot of fun! 

You do not need any experience to fly with us.  If you require assistance we will arrange for a member to assist you. Members fly free at club launches, all others must pay a daily launch fee of $5.00 per flyer.

This launch, like all club launches is open to the public.  We will have enough pads to cover low through high power.  MC2 owns 8 foot 1010 and 1515 rails.  In addition, we have pads that will hold rods from 1/8th to 1/4 inch. 

Please join our Google Group as any changes of cancellations due to weather or field conditions will be announced there.

SOUTHERN THUNDER 2017

Southern Thunder 2017 will take place on the weekend of June 24th and 25th, 2017.  MC2 has administrative responsibilities for this year's event.

HIGH POWER CERTIFICATION

Anyone seeking to certify High Power at a launch should please place an inquiry in our contact form or email either our Tripoli or NAR advisors in advance so to insure that personnel and documents are available.  NAR High Power Level 1 and 2 certification applications and Level 2 exams will be available at the field.  Certification applicants please check in at the RSO tent.



As always, SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME !  WATCHING IS FREE!








(Photo Courtesy of SEDS - Tennessee Tech)



The Boy Scouts getting ready to fly.  There were 28 merit badge flights. 


Let the Level One attempts begin! (Photo Courtesy of SEDS - Tennessee Tech)









October 2016
Past MC2 President Chris Dondanville  &  Secretary Fred Kepner  at the launch controls.



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