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