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Member Launch Sunday, February 19, 2017 9 am - 1 pm

posted Feb 17, 2017, 9:53 PM by James Cramton   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 7:07 PM ]

SARA has received FAA authorization to operate Class 2 high power rockets from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the TIMPA facility in Avra Valley. The operating altitude is from the surface of the Earth to 6,500 ft. above ground level. This launch is open to current SARA members and their guests. If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, now is the time to do so!

Weather Notice

Note we are expecting cool and wet weather, so be prepared. Be prepared for the possibility that a low cloud deck may limit your altitude on Sunday. We are proceeding with the launch, and if weather presents a problem, we will change gears to work together on some gear maintenance work at the TIMPA barn.

AMW Pro-X On Site for the Launch!

Our friends Gloria and Robert of AMW Pro-X will be on site for our February Members Launch!  This is reason enough to make the effort to attend our February launch! They will have their full stock of motors on site, as well as model rocket kits and accessories, so please come out and support one of our key vendors, and save on your usual HAZMAT fees!

Ina Road and I-10 Detour Notice

Starting in February, 2017, and lasting 2 years or more, Ina Rd at I-10 will be closed to traffic to permit major changes to the interchange, so avoid Ina Rd. at I-10. If you are heading West on Ina from Tucson, detour North on La Cholla Rd to turn Left at Magee Rd, which becomes Cortaro Farms Rd, and then Cortaro Rd when it crosses I-10. Follow Cortaro till it dead ends at Ina Rd, and turn Right on westbound Ina Rd, described below. Approaching Ina Rd. from the South, you can use Silverbell Rd. to avoid the construction, and turn Left onto westbound Ina Rd. West of I-10.

The Fine Print

As always, the use of spark producing motors is subject to the Range Safety Officer's review of field conditions.  Do not automatically assume that spark producing motors may be flown.

We hope to see you out there!

James Cramton
Southern Arizona Rocketry Association