Starting with the inaugural Desert Heat in 2005, SARA has traditionally hosted this 2 day model rocketry festival at the main TIMPA facility near the town of Picture Rocks. The event is open to the public, features high power flights on motors up to M power, a night launch and support for more low power and high power model rocket launches than our usual monthly launches. Food and model rocketry vendors are on site, and overnight tent and RV camping are available.
Due to volunteer shortages and then a pandemic, Desert Heat has been suspended since 2017.
We are looking forward to returning Desert Heat to Southern Arizona in the spring of 2022. Stay tuned for updates.