Launch Site Location
(Registration for this event opens Jan 1, 2024) Desert Heat is held at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA). It is located west of Tucson at 3250 North Reservation Road, between Manville Road and Mile Wide Road. Please follow the signs to the main TIMPA gate entrance.
Bring a lawn chair for best viewing. Shade can be limited, so bring a hat and sunscreen. Please leave pets, RC planes, kites and drones at home.
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GPS Coordinates: +32° 15' 54.9" N, -111° 16' 25.2" W
Note: SARA often launches on the north end of the TIMPA property. This is NOT the location for Desert Heat. Desert Heat is being held at the main TIMPA facility, one half mile south of the usual field.
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.