Upcoming Launches – Bunnell Blast and (Turkey and) GRITS

JonRocket.com will be at NEFAR’s Bunnell Blast the weekend of November 11 and 12 near Daytona Beach, Florida. Then we will be at the GRITS Launch near Tifton, Georgia, November 25 and 26.

Bunnell Blast is a two-day TRA Research launch.  Two sets of launch pads, low-power and high-power, will be in operation on Saturday from about 10:00 am to sundown and on Sunday from about 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Georgia Rockets in the Sky (GRITS) is a two-day launch that has moved to Thanksgiving weekend this year.  Taking place in rural Georgia, GRITS offers a large launch site allow very high-altitude flights of high-power rockets.  But, the launch is also model rocket friendly.

Both of these launches are expected to attract flyers from all over the Southeast.


Georgia Rockets In The Sky (GRITS) 2016

GRITS LaunchFor the third year in a row, JonRocket.com is attending GRITS as a vendor. GRITS is a regional launch sponsored by by SoAR (Southern Area Rocketry), a National Association of Rocketry section, serving Atlanta and North Georgia.

The launch site for GRITS, though, is in South Georgia, near Tifton. The 2016 event begins on Friday, April 1, and continues through the weekend with rockets flying from 10am to 6pm all three days.

With a waiver to 20,000 feet and support for rockets with up to N motors, many large rockets take flight at GRITS. But, the launch also supports low-power and mid-power flyers.

JonRocket.com TentJonRocket.com will be at the launch all three days with a selection of model rocket kits, motors, supplies, and accessories.

If there is anything specific you would like us to bring to the event, please let us know.



GRITS Winternationals – February 27 – March 1, 2015

GRITS LaunchWe’ll be at the GRITS Winternationals launch near Tifton, Georgia, from February 27 to March 1.

  • LOCATION: The Gaskins Farm near Nashville, GA
  • DATES: February 27 – March 1 (TRA Research sanctioned all 3 days; NAR flyers welcomed)
  • TIMES: 10am to 6pm all three days.
  • WAIVER: 20,000 ft. MSL (19750 ft. AGL)
  • MOTOR SUPPORT: Anything from 1/8A up to N

JonRocket.com TentWe’ll be set up on-site to sell Estes A through G black powder and composite motors, rocket kits, starter sets, and supplies.  We accept cash and credit cards for payment. If there is anything special that you would like us to bring to the launch, please Contact Us.


GRITS Winternationals

Bracha and I just returned from the inaugural GRITS Winternationals regional rocket launch near Tifton, Georgia. Although the weather provided some challenges on Friday and Sunday, Saturday was cool, clear, and calm – a perfect day for rockets!

JonRocket.com Tent

We set up our tent on “Vendor Row” near the low-power launch pads. Our six-foot tall “Big Daddy Akavish” stood guard next to the tent. The cotton farm provided an excellent site for launching rockets, both small and large.

GRITS Launch


We had the pleasure of meeting several customers of JonRocket.com. It was also nice to meet a number of local people who had come just to watch the launch.  We sold a few ready-to-fly and easy-to-assemble rocket kits so we hope to see many of them at next year’s GRITS launch!

While Bracha took photographs from the ground using our DSLR camera. I took aerial photos and video of the event using the camera on my Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter.

Roger's Quad Copter


You can view our photos in the GRITS Winternationals Photo Album at RocketReviews.com. I’ll post a video of the launch later.