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Volunteer Day & Night Launch and Scout Launch Day!

posted Feb 27, 2017, 11:26 PM by James Cramton

March 11 and 12, 2017 will see an all day launch opportunity for SARA volunteers, along with a night launch, and an opportunity to become a SARA volunteer if you have not already done so. Note that there are 2 separate Signup Genius links below, and we need you to visit each of them to let us know if you will be attending each day. Here's the scoop:

Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 9 am - 9 pm, SARA volunteers are welcome to come enjoy the fruits of your labors, with a quiet launch day and night, away from the crowds and spectators. This will be a waivered launch, up to our typical 6,500 foot AGL ceiling, and 3,000 feet AGL after dark. We will take breaks for pot luck picnic lunch fixins, and a pot luck dinner with grillables. Then, at dusk, we will start our night launch, subject to SARA's night launch safety rules. Volunteers and their guests are welcome to camp East of the parking lot. Porta potties will be on site, but there is no potable water at the launch site, so be prepared. Please let us know if you plan to attend the volunteer launch, and what you intend to bring by completing our Volunteer Launch Signup Genius:


If you haven't had a chance to volunteer to help keep SARA running in recent months, do not worry!  You can 'pay it backwards' by committing to attend Sunday's Scout Launch. We trust you, and besides...we know where you fly! Read on!

Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 9 am - 1 pm, we need help with our inaugural Scout Launch Day. We will be helping around 100 Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts get their rockets in the air!  Please come out and help us make this a successful event we can repeat once or twice a year!  This launch may have some Class 1 demonstration flights, but we will not have a waiver in place, and the focus will be on making sure all scouts have a chance to fly. Please look for available slots on our Scout Launch Day Signup Genius and reserve your space.


If you represent a scout unit that would like to participate in Scout Launch Day, please contact outreach@sararocketry.org.

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