Launch Info


Location

The SARA launch site is on N. Reservation Road, between Manville Road and Mile Wide Road, where the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA) flies remote-controlled airplanes. We launch on the north side of their property; please use the entry gate off of Reservation Road, located about 1/2 mile to the north of the TIMPA gate.
For Desert Heat only, we use the TIMPA facilities at 3250 N Reservation Rd, with ramadas, real restrooms and a parking area.

Rockets may only be flown at the SARA site during club launches when an adult 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

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.

Waiver

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.

Fees 

There is a $5.00 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 schedule.

Upcoming SARA Events


SARA Launch Site