Southern Arizona Rocketry Association

  • 5 Dec 2021 16:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The club owes you all a big thanks and debt.

    This has been an extraordinary effort by 20 people, spending over 170 personnel hours on the field, for the club to be able to have the possibility of flying the TIMPA field again!

    Thanks to all of You!

    David Bailey

    Stuart Bailey

    Jeff Black

    Bob Brown- TIMPA tractor driver

    Evan Brown

    Eric Burch - Personal tractor and driver

    Matt Christensen

    Steve Fraser

    Kevin Hedspeth                                                                                                  

    Llyn Fulmer

    Terry Gilpin

    Dan Grossman

    John Grove

    Anson Knoblach

    Gerrit Kaup

    Paul Kaup

    Steve Lubliner

    Bill Olsen

    Ken Weaver

    Tim Wharton

    This does not take into account all the hours of behind the scenes effort, spent by other members to take care of the many other items that allow everyone to fly rockets.

    Please remember to thank them the next time you see them and please help the in any way you can. The club only works if we all pitch in and help wherever we can.

    Ken Weaver

    SARA vice president

    NAR section # 545

    Tripoli Prefecture # 93

    12042021-SARA-TIMPA Field Post Clean-Up.mp4

  • 5 Jun 2021 10:23 | James Cramton (Administrator)

    SARA is pleased to announce launch policy updates in response to recently changed CDC public health guidance and revised regulatory mandates from state, county, and city authorities. 

    • Fully vaccinated individuals (2 weeks after final vaccination shot) are not required to wear facemasks. With this freedom comes the individual responsibility to honestly represent your vaccination status.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must wear facemasks when away from their car at a SARA launch.
    • Please continue to practice social distancing; park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet between you and others not in your bubble
    • Please stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who may be sick, or if you or a family member may be at increased risk of COVID-19 complications.
    • The flush toilets at the TIMPA runway are now available again, so we have eliminated the port-a-potty on site and the associated $5 fee that was necessary during the height of the pandemic. 
    • Preregistration is required for SARA events, and a waitlist is available if we exceed the newly raised 50 attendee limit for the TIMPA facility. Fliers are welcome to register a number of guests, but all attendees count toward the total. This limit is likely a practical limit on the number of attendees we can support at this launch site during a 3 hour launch.
    • SARA is an all-volunteer organization, so please consider volunteering at a launch. Launches don't happen without volunteers, and we will need to stop launch operations if we are understaffed. If you haven't volunteered a 1 hour shift recently, it's time to step up to carry your share of the load. You can sign up for a variety of roles when you register for the event. 
    • All events for the remainder of 2021 are now posted in the Events section of the SARA website.  You are welcome to register for any of these events as soon as they are on the website. So if you want to fly in September, you can sign up in July to ensure your space.
  • 5 Jun 2021 10:07 | James Cramton (Administrator)

    SARA's website ( is now hosted on the Wild Apricot platform, which provides streamlined member and event management capabilities, as well as online dues and event fee payment and an online store for SARA merchandise that we will stock soon.  All SARA events will require pre-registration so we can limit attendance and better staff resources to keep lines short and the events running smoothly. 

    If you find any information missing that you used regularly, please email so we can bring it back from the archives. We've taken the opportunity to reorganize some site content, and we want to make sure the SARA website is useful to you. So let us know what you think!

  • 13 May 2021 14:55 | James Cramton (Administrator)

    SARA  is in the final stages of migrating to its new member management software, hosted by Wild Apricot.  This software makes membership and event registration easier, and will ultimately host the club website and an online store for merchandise and garage sale items to raise money for SARA. The new website is still bare bones, but we'll flesh it out in the next month or so. So far, testing has gone well, but we are still learning. For example, the software does not handle the idea of splitting a launch into 2 separate launches, so we probably won't attempt that again, but it does do a great job of managing registrations, volunteer sign ups, and membership signup and renewal.

    We'll make a full announcement when we are migrated over to the new platform.

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