to the Blast Off to the Rocketry Competition
of May 2019
from 11am - 3pm, the 21st and final Savannah Science
Seminar of the year will be our closing session on
Rocketry. Your presenters Jim Goodlett, Jim Gallagher, Paul Taylor
and John Calvert along with SSS Board Members, will be at our new host site: Sylvania Airport, GA
a vast array of information you will be getting, the
following is a brief outline
to the presentation:
* 10:45am, student/parent sign-in
* 11-12:30pm, introductions, agenda, instructions
and assembly of rocket, motors, altimeters, and payload
PLUS Subway box lunches and bottled water provided
by SSS for all attending
* 12:30pm, blast off rockets
* 2:30-3pm, presentation
of member completion certificates and top three awards
CLICK HERE for launch/competition
WHAT THE SAVANNAH SCIENCE SEMINAR BOARD WILL
1. bottled water, Subway
sandwiches and chips for you and your family
2. 3 canopy tents
under which lunch will be served and some additional
munchies (cookies, pretzels)
3. and plenty of expertise to help!
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
1. your rockets!
2. foldable chairs and comfortable shoes as we're
on a sod farm
3. cameras and/or video cams if you
want shots of your rocket going up up and away
4. a tent if you want to be in the
5. running shoes so you can retrieve
your rockets as you never know if the wind picks up
6. SUN SCREEN!
* In the case of inclement weather the Launch may be cancelled by Friday May 17th and we will send out an email.
John Calvert is a graduate of Central
Missouri State University. Mr. Calvert is an aeronautical
engineer and has studied rocketry since childhood.
He has instructed numerous groups of students (of
all ages, remembering that some of us are still young
adults (if not kids at heart)) on the science of rocketry.
Calvert currently holds a position with a Gulfstream Aerospace after leaving a private
aeronautical engineering company, LMI
Aerospace, which manufactures winglets and panels
(skins) for companies like Gulfstream.
Previously he was the Sales Engineer for Nordam
Group when they were working with Gulfstream
Aeropsace. Mr. Calvert has an FAA airframe and
powerplant license, including having an inspectors
following are the directions for getting to the Rocketry
From Downtown, the drive is about 1 hour, 4 minutes in time,
or around 52.9 miles.
Leaving downtown, Take GA-21 northwest towards Effingham County for 50.6 miles heading towards Sylvania Georgia.
At around mile 50.6, look for signage on the left side of the road for the PLANTATION AirPark (ARPK). Turn left onto Airport Road.
4. From Airport Road, turn left onto Becon Road which will take you into the airport area...
PLEASE NOTE: This is an active airport with real airplanes so drive slowly and be on the lookout for planes and people walking!