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Member Launch Sunday, September 16, 2018 9 am - 1 pm

posted Sep 14, 2018, 11:52 AM by James Cramton

SARA's September Member Launch is a go! SARA has received FAA authorization to operate Class 2 high power rockets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the TIMPA facility near Picture Rocks. The operating altitude is from the surface of the Earth to 6,500 ft. above ground level. Note that despite the hot weather, this is our first launch of the season on the winter schedule, with a later start and longer hours.

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.

This launch is also a NAR-sanctioned NRC launch, so come out to try your hand at NAR competition rocketry in these events:
  • A Boost Glider Duration
  • 1/4A Helicopter Duration
  • 1/4A Parachute Duration
  • B Payload Altitude
  • C Egg Loft Altitude
  • B Egg Loft Duration
Rocketry Works will be on site with a supply of Estes black powder motors for sale at 10% off for SARA members. You can shop on site with credit card or place your order online ahead of time with free delivery at the launch. Just use the coupon code SARA 2018.

Sunday's weather forecast calls for sunny skies with low winds, and temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Be sure to come dressed for a morning outside in the Tucson summer weather, with long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water!

We hope to see you out there!

James Cramton
Southern Arizona Rocketry Association