The Music City Missile club is a proud member of the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce!
We encourage and promote safe sport rocketry in Middle Tennessee.

Everyone is welcome!

The Next Launch is on Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Mid-Tenn Turf Sod Farm
2475 Hickerson Road
Manchester, TN 37355

MC2  will be administering this launch.

There is no vendor at this launch!

WE NEED HELP WITH CERTIFICATIONS!   This is our last HP launch of the season and the last chance for flyers to certify locally.  Due to conflicts in scheduling, no Tripoli Prefects or TAPs are currently scheduled to attend.  We also do not currently have confirmed attendance from anyone above NAR level 1.  This means we will be able to conduct NAR Level 1 certifications, however we currently will not be able to support NAR level 2 or Tripoli certifications at any level.  We need anyone that is a NAR Level 2 or higher attending the launch to RSVP to Allen Hall our NAR advisor at .   Tripoli Prefects or TAPs attending the launch should contact me, Chris Gill (CG) at

COLLEGE TEAMS:  Be sure that your mentor accompanies you to this launch.  You need have someone with the relevant certification level to launch your rocket. 

Field Etiquette:  We have received complaints from the adjacent landowners that:
  1. Flyers are accessing their property without permission to recover rockets.
  2. Trees are being pruned or cut down in order to retrieve rockets.
Under no circumstances are you to enter private property without permission.  If your rocket lands outside of the launch area, you MUST check in at the RSO tent.  An officer from one of the clubs will approach the landowner for permission to retrieve your rocket.

The pruning or cutting of trees is not permitted. Most adjacent land is private property and the land west of the launch area is a nature preserve.  If your rocket cannot be retrieved without harming a tree, then your rocket is non-retrievable.  In addition to being rude, these practices are also crime.


Setup is at 9:00am  Flyers meeting about 9:45.  The range will be open until 4:00pm and the flight ceiling is 12,000 feet. Be prepared to show proof of current High Power certification and demonstrate that your HPR rocket will not violate the waiver.


Our launches are open to the public. 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.

Below is a video recorded by SoAR member, Lucius Williams IV summarizing the event and documenting the successful Level One Certification flight of Lee Childers.

Message from the MC2 President


If you elected not to attend due to potential weather condolences, because you missed a great launch!  The weather was mild and great for flying on both days.  There was absolutely no rain on Saturday and Sunday! Saturday, we logged 227 flights, including 10 night flights!  We logged 191 flights on Sunday. Thanks to everyone that came out and we hope that you will join us next year!

I would like to say "THANK YOU!" to the Southern Thunder Committee, and the officers and volunteers from the 4 clubs; MC2, HARA, SoAR and BRB. Special Thanks to our 27 sponsors and our onsite vendors, Chris's Rocket Supplies, Contact Lifeline and Coyote Rockets. Thanks to everyone that took a chance on the weather to attend! We hope you will join us at a monthly launch and at ST2018!



Southern Thunder 2017

Flight Card Summary for ST17

Southern Thunder 2017 T-shirts:  YES, YES, YES!!!!!! We have T-Shirts......... Left over!!!!!!

The Online order link will be activated soon for those who would like to purchase the remaining shirts.  You may pick up your shirt at a launch or pay a fee for shipping.  More info soon!


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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