We had a great Desert Heat! Thank you to everyone that came out to the launch. First we want to thank the event director James Cramton and all of the volunteers for making it all happen. We do have pictures up on our social channels Facebook, 3 albums on Flickr for Saturday, Night Launch and Sunday.
A huge Thank You to the Friends Of SARA, especially Mike from Bay Area Rocketry for being on site to provide a trailer full of goodies. We also received huge support from Jolly Logic, AMW Pro X, County Line Hobbies, One Bad Hawk Recovery, MadCow rocketry, Missile Works and Hobby Barn.
Thank you to all of our participants, from High Power to Rent A Roc, for providing the smoke and noise for all of our entertainment.
A special Thank You goes to Art Just & Crew and Miles Anderson for their 2 M power launches. M power rockets cost thousands of dollars, hundreds of man hours, and high level of skills to fly. I hope everyone enjoyed both spectacular launches. We also had many K motors, L motors, high power multi-stage, high power clusters, innovative night rockets and much more. All of these projects also involve a lot of work and skill to do, we could not have asked for a better mix!
We also had a few certification flights, including a Jr. level 1, by our competition launch "ringer" Zachary. Chase Trujillo certified Level 1 as well. Congrats to everyone involved in these projects and get your wallets ready for more fun. If you are interested in becoming certified, check out our "How to" High Power Certify page and Preparing for Certification from Art Just
Atria Valley Rocket club was also out again this year with a huge pink "Fat Girl" rocket that was very cool. Great job as always Ladies!
Thank you to everyone, and we hope to see you at our regular monthly launches.
The campers are here, rockets are being prepped and the site is now ready! Desert Heat will start at 9 am tomorrow (April 2nd), continue through the night launch (5-9 PM) and go through until Sunday 9 AM to 1 PM. The event is at the main TIMPA site (3250 N Reservation Rd, Marana, AZ). Here are some photos taken tonight. See you there tomorrow!
Here we are, inside of a week to go before Desert Heat 2016, and we are proud to announce another rocketry vendor has joined our lineup! In addition to Bay Area Rocketry, Southern California based Discount Rocketry will be at Desert Heat again this year! Our 2 rocketry on site vendors can help you with great advice, plus those last minute pre-flight fixes, that motor you left out of the field box, and a great selection of models for your next launch! Look for their trailers just South of the registration desk at the ramada.
The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies, high temperatures in the 80s, with lows in the 50s and low winds for our upcoming Desert Heat rocket launch Saturday and Sunday April 2 and 3, 2016. You can't ask for better weather than that! So come out and join the fun. Remember--youth under 18 fly free, and if you've never flown before, you can rent a rocket for $2 per flight including a motor! We have raffle prizes galore for all sorts of rocketry interests, a 50 rocket mass launch at Noon Saturday with prize bags for kids! There will be a wide range of rockets flying day and night, from 9 am Saturday through 1 pm Sunday. Also, we will have food vendors on site both days, and you can preregister to camp on site Friday and Saturday nights, Please see our Desert Heat page for all the details!