Turkey and GRITS 2017!

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Mar 15, 2010
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We're getting a late start this year, but for those interested, Turkey and GRITS 2017 is GO FOR LAUNCH!

Turkey and GRITS is a two-day, high power launch at SoAR's GRITS field in Tifton, GA the weekend after Thanksgiving. Pack some leftover turkey sandwiches and come on down for a weekend of rocket flying! Hotel will be determined today and listed on website.


Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26
Times: 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: between Tifton and Nashville, GA (see web link above for detailed directions)
Registration: $15 for one day, $25 for two days (online registration will be up soon)
Waiver: 18,000 ft. (we recommend keeping it below 15,000 ft.)
Motors: Up to “M” are fine. If anyone wants to fly larger, contact us


Days Inn of Tifton (great for people enrolled in Wyndham Rewards)
1199 Hwy US82
(229) 256-4850
Group rate: Pending

Econo Lodge of Tifton (great for people enrolled in Choice Hotels Privileges)
1025 W. 2nd Street
(229) 382-0280
Group rate: $59.99 - Mention that you're part of the "Turkey and GRITS" event to get the discount.
The weather for the launch is looking SPECTACULAR for this time of year: sunny skies, temps in the 60s most of the day and light winds!!


This is going to be a good one!
We are doing some last-minute packing then will begin the trek north to the GRITS launch. In some sort of lame cosmic joke, it is raining here right now.


But, the weather forecast for GRITS looks great. Check out the end of the video to see just how spectacular the GRITS launch site is when the weather is nice. Looking around from a vantage point in the sky, most all you can see is farmland to the horizon and it is rare to see an aircraft flying over. The sky is huge and ready for rockets to explore!

-- Roger
We are almost to Tifton and the sky is clear and bright blue. It is nice and cool with only a slight breeze.
Fantastic pics, Roger! Thanks to you and Bracha for the good snaps of my giant DX3 flight!
I'm assuming you don't mind if I've used this photo as the background on the GRITS site!