Launch Info


The SARA launch site is on N. Reservation Road, between Manville Road and Mile Wide Road, 1/2 mile north of where the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA) flies remote-controlled airplanes. We launch on the north side of the TIMPA property; please use the entry gate off of Reservation Road, located about 1/2 mile to the north of the TIMPA gate. This location is only open for model rocket flights during an official SARA launch, when an adult SARA board member is present.

Bring a lawn chair for best viewing. There is very limited shade at the launch sites, so bring a hat and sunscreen, and please leave pets at home.

SARA Launch site is at : 3580 N Reservation Rd, Marana, AZ 85653

GPS coordinates are +32° 16' 10"N, -111° 16' 30"W.

See the right side of the page for an interactive map.

Click here to download a PDF version of the directions and map.

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 the Catalina Foothills area, detour North on La Cholla Rd and follow the right ramp at Magee Rd, which becomes Cortaro Farms Rd, and then Cortaro Rd when it crosses I-10. Follow Cortaro Rd 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.

RV Notice

RVs over 24 feet should travel West from Tucson on Ajo Way, then North on Sandario Rd. to Manville Rd. West to Reservation Rd. South to the launch site. Both the Picture Rocks and Gates Pass routes are not recommended for RVs over 24 feet.


Typically, SARA has FAA authorization to operate Class 2 high power rockets, to 6500' AGL, depending on the field and sky conditions at flight time.


There is a $10.00 per day Range Fee for adults who are not SARA members
     Juniors (under 18) fly free
     SARA Members fly free

Launch Schedule

The launch schedule can be found in the Upcoming SARA Events section on the right side of the page, or in the Calendar tab. Or, you can download a printable launch for 2019

Upcoming SARA Events

SARA Launch Site