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CANCELED: SARA Launch @ TIMPA

  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 08:00 - 11:00
  • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
  • 50

Registration

  • Grants access to flight line when permitted by Range Safety Officer
  • Grants access to flight line when permitted by Range Safety Officer
  • Spectator Registration permits access to parking area and port-a-potty only. Launch Range Fee not included.
  • We need 1 person with a Class 2 trailer hitch to tow the trailer, and another to help move the trailer out of the TIMPA barn at 7:15 am.
  • We need 1 person with a Class 2 trailer hitch to tow the trailer, and another to help move the trailer back into the TIMPA barn after the launch.
  • Launch Control Officer is responsible for opening and closing the range for launch operations. 60 minute shift.
  • The Pad Manager assists with pad assignment and loading rockets onto pads, as well as other tasks as needed. 30 minute shift minimum.
  • We often have a launch photographer on site!
  • Range Safety Officer has the absolute authority to authorize flight of a model rocket, and over other range safety matters. The RSO's ruling is final. 60 minute shift.
  • Assist RSO in inspecting rockets prior to flight

SARA's board of directors voted on Thursday to cancel the September launch due to the fire hazard at the launch site.  Due to the recent rains, nearly all the area around the pads is covered by an 18 inch high carpet of grass that is rapidly drying out, and the tall weeds at the periphery of the range claimed half a dozen rockets at our August launch.

Instead of a launch on the 18th, we ask that you come out to the launch site for a few hours' work to help clear the areas near the launch pads and other range infrastructure that heavy equipment can't reach.

The City of Tucson will be mowing the grass and weeds in the coming weeks, but we need to clear the flammable materials from the areas where heavy equipment can't reach. Please come out with any suitable yard tools you have to help clear the area around the pads for flight again:

  • Weed whackers
  • Lawn mowers
  • Stirrup hoes
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Tree trimmers
  • Saws

SARA will provide refreshments, shade, and camaraderie, and with enough volunteers, the work will go quickly! Please come out and do your part to get us all flying again.

Please register here:

https://www.sararocketry.org/event-4479874

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