TRA Safe Launch Practices Released

Tripoli Rocketry Assoc. has released the Safe Launch Practices guidance document (also referred to as the OPSC, or One Page Safety Code). The OPSC is a condensed version of Tripoli Safety Codes and policies. The complete Tripoli policies are available at www.Tripoli.org.

Barbara Stine will be our special guest at the November Launch

Barbara is the widow of G. Harry Stine and mother of Bill Stine.

G. Harry Stine is often referred to as the "father" of model rocketry (and the author of the Handbook of Model Rocketry) and Bill Stine is the president of Quest.

Member Thank You

SARA would like to send a special "thank you" to member Allen Coleman. Allen doesn't live in Arizona, but is a proud SARA member all the same. He even made a special effort to attend our October night launch, traveling from out-of-state to do so, and gave us a donation to help with the upkeep of our equipment. To Allen, and all of our members who keep this club thriving, we salute you!

Board of Directors Meeting - September 2012

The SARA Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th at the Denny's restaurant at 3655 E. Speedway (the northwest corner of Speedway and Dodge).

SARA Board meetings are always open to all SARA members. Anyone who wishes to attend, including anyone with issues they would like to bring before the Board, is welcome to do so.

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July 2012 Launch Report

The question at a July rocket launch in Tucson isn't "Will it be hot?", but "How hot will it be?" This year wasn't too bad. The morning broke to mid-level clouds, relieving rocketeers from the direct rays of the sun, at least for a little while. Even after the sun came out, the temperatures weren't as bad as one would expect. The result was a great day of flying.

The motor breakdown was as follows:
July2012Launch 200x245 3001/2A: 5
A: 15
B: 19
C: 18
D: 9
E: 11
F: 5
G: 9
H: 3
I: 2
J: 1
K: 1
L: 1
Those are quite respectable numbers for a summer launch!

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Launch Calendar

Sun Sep 21 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
September SARA Club Launch
Sat Oct 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
October NIGHT Launch
Sat Oct 25 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
October SARA Club Launch
Sat Dec 13 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
December SARA Club Launch

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