SARA & National Association of Rocketry (NAR) announce their 57th National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet (NARAM 57)

The Southern Arizona Rocketry Association (SARA) and National Association of Rocketry (NAR) announce their 57th National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet (NARAM 57). NARAM 57 rocket flying will take place from 25 July 2015 through 31 July 2015.

NARAM 57 includes flyoffs for rocketeers seeking to represent the United States in international competition in the Ukraine in 2016, competition in a wide range of rocketry events to determine national rocketry champions, and non-competitive model and high power rocket flying. NARAM 57 covers all aspects of rocketry competition including competitive flights in altitude, duration, and craftsmanship events. Non-competitive flights include models from several inches tall to over six feet tall and maximum altitudes in excess of one mile.

NARAM is being held at on N. Reservation Road, between Manville Road and Mile Wide Road in Tucson. GPS coordinates are +32° 15' 53.06", -111° 16' 25.90.

Participation in the sport rocketry launches is open to the general public. Daily entry fees for sport rocketry launches are $10.00 per individual; unlimited daily launches are permitted. Additional information is available at the NARAM 57 website at Food and rocket vendors will be on-site to supply you and your rockets with everything you need. Spectators are welcome and always free.

Whoosh! Here’s your chance to see hundreds of rockets fly

Desert Heat was featured in a KGUN 9 story on the 6:00 p.m. news on Wednesday.

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They also posted a story on their website:

Atria Valley Manors Rocketry Club

John Comiskey‎ and the Atria Valley Manors Rocketry Club are ready for Desert Heat on March 28 and 29. Watch out AZ Rocketry and Just Boys!

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SARA Election for 2015 Board

The SARA launch scheduled for December 13 is also the election of officers. Typically, this is more of a matter of convincing those already serving to continue doing so. Here is the list of current officers:

President Sean Keane
Vice President Miles Anderson
Secretary/Treasurer   John Grove
Member at Large Ken Weaver
Tripoli Prefect Art Just



Note that SARA's bylaws state that the Tripoli Prefect must be elected, while the NAR Senior Section Advisor is appointed. Steve Lubliner has agreed to fulfill the NAR role again in 2015, and I expect his appointment to be the first order of business for the new Board.

While we have people willing to serve, we're always looking for new blood among SARA's officers, so please feel free to throw your hat in the ring if you are so inclined! You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or announce your intention at the December launch.

Finally, now is a great time to renew your membership for 2015. It's still only $25 for a year-long family membership, and we really rely on the membership dues to provide funds for our launch equipment. You can fill out a form at a launch, or use the link on our web site (which also lets you pay with a credit card, something we can't currently do out at the field). Thank you for supporting SARA!

Renew Your SARA Membership for 2015!

Now is an excellent time to renew your SARA membership for 2015.

The cost is still only $25.00 per family. These membership dues are vital to the upkeep and improvement of our equipment, so please purchase a membership if you are able.

You will save the $5 range fee at every club launch, as well as receiving a $5 discount on Desert Heat range fees. Your membership pays for itself if you attend less than half of our launches in 2015!



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  1. Club Launch photos on Flickr
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  3. February 15th SARA Club Launch Photos
  4. January 19th SARA Club Launch Photos

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