We had a chilly and windy start but a good turn-out on Sunday. Lots of kids flying, so many that we had to open the second set of model rocket pads. We have not had to do that in some time. University of Arizona students came out, a few of our friends from the SSS club in phoenix, 2 high power staged flights, and much more! A big Thank You to Brett Rathi and Ken Weaver for doing a lot of work earlier in the week on the site. As you can see from the picture above, volunteerism, and helping each other out is how the club runs. Art Just did provide quite the funny running commentary as LCO and the lack of chutes on model rockets. Just know if you are ever at a launch and need help, just approach one of the members and we will be happy to help.
Shout out to Ed and Ken on passing the L2 NAR exam as well, we look forward to your certification flights!
This is an exciting week or so for rocket lovers, we replenish our build piles, and get set up for the coming year. As you shop this week for rocket related gifts, or gifts to yourself, do not forget about our friends. Amw Prox, Onebadhawk Recovery Harnesses, Bay Area Rocketry, Hobby Barn, Madcow Rocketry, Jolly Logic, Countyline Hobbies, and Missile Works Corporation. They help us when big events come up, or come out to our site, so feel free to show them some love!
Have fun and we look forward to seeing new things on the pads in 2017.
Brett and Ken are organizing a mid-week work day at the SARA launch site for anyone who can come out for a morning clearing dry grass from around the launch pads. If you are able to come out Tuesday to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It can be said that in the past, SARA has not always been clear on what work needs to be done in order to keep everything rolling. As a result, SARA tends to run on the efforts of a small number of people, and that is not sustainable. So we've started a list on the website that is full of suggestions of how you can help. Please take a look over our How to Help page for ideas, and reach out to us so you can help keep SARA running smoothly!