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The last MC2 launch of  2016 has come and gone!

It's been a great year for flying, however all good things must come to an end. The October 8th launch was the last launch of the year. We had a good turnout.   The three main groups were the Boy Scouts, The Tennessee Tech rocket club and the University of Alabama - Birmingham.

October weather can be unpredictable, and while things were a bit windy at times, it ended up being a good day for flying. We flew on the west side of the  field in an area that had already been harvested, so there was no limit on sparky motors.

Our next launch will be in March 2017.  The exact dates will be announced shortly along with the dates of Southern Thunder 2017.

Anyone seeking to certify High Power should please place an inquiry on 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.

You do not need any experience to fly with us.  If you require assistance we will arrange for a member to assist you.


As you can see, we had a busy weekend!  The field was full of students.  We had an entire Boy Scout troop working on their badges and students from Tennessee Tech and the University of Alabama - Birmingham attempting level one certification flights.

All together there were 52 total flights.  33 flights were low power and 19 were high power.  18 of the 19 high power flights were certification attempts. The certification flights were mostly successful and the few failed attempts were crowd pleasers!

Thanks to the Tennessee Technological University chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) for sharing their photos of the launch!

Chase Trautman's "Nina" Level One Flight

Alex Kersey at the MC2 trailer, taking his Level 2 Exam prior to his flight.

One of the 28 Boy Scout merit badge flights.  (Photo Courtesy of SEDS - Tennessee Tech)

Paul Hickman's 2 stage boost glider.  A beautiful bird that landed  hard!

(Photo Courtesy of SEDS - Tennessee Tech)

The Boy Scouts getting ready to fly. 

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

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

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