We encourage and promote safe sport rocketry in the middle Tennessee area

1 April 2017 Launch

 Saturday, 1 April, 2017

Third Launch of the Year!


Saturday, was an "interesting" day for flying.  The day started with overcast skies and breezy, with the temperature in the low 50's.  We had a waiver to 12,000 feet MSL, however the cloud ceiling was around 2,000 feet for much of the day.  This was a far cry from the forecast of  clear and calm  with the temperature in the high 60's or low 70's!.....Oh Well!!!!  

We muddled through the morning and early afternoon. The flyers were a mixed bag of university students and club members.  The students were from Georgia Tech, the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.  There were also some die hard flyers from MC2, HARA and SoAR. Saturday was also the debut of MC2 newbie, Kevin Newell! WELCOME KEVIN! It was also the 2nd MC2 launch for new member Gary Kaiser.  WELCOME GARY! 


The launch card breakdown is listed below. Please check our 2017 Launch Page for acknowledgements, additional pictures and more information!

There were a total of 49 Flights.  23 low power, 26 high power, 4 Level 1 Certification attempts (NAR) and 6 Level 2 Certification attempts (NAR and Tripoli). 

All motors used were commercially manufactured and properly certified, black powder or composite motors.  The highest altitude reached was approximately 9,441 feet by Kaitin's "Inari", a 7lb, 2.26 diameter, 57.6" long rocket flying on an AeroTech K1275.

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 Officers for this event were Chris Gill and Allen Hall and the Range Safety Officers for this event were Chris Gill, Art Woodling and Mike Toelle.

All flights were conducted in compliance with the National Association of Rocketry Model Rocket and High Power Rocket safety codes.

Southern Thunder 2017


Southern Thunder 2017, the largest rocketry event in the Southeastern United States, will take place on the weekend of June 24th and 25th, 2017. 

The event will take place at the: 

 Mid Tenn Turf Sod Farm
2400 Hickerson Road
Manchester, Tennessee  37355

MC2 has administrative responsibilities for this year's event. We are hosting this event in partnership with  the Huntsville Area Rocketry Association (HARA) and Southern Area Rocketry (SoAR).

For more information go to our Southern Thunder 2017 webpage!

Next Club Launch

The 4th Club Launch is on SATURDAY, May 6th!

Mid-Tenn Sod Farm
2400 Hickerson Road
Manchester, Tennessee

HARA will have management responsibility for this launch, so that MC2 can enjoy flying!


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.


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.


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

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