NAR Safety Grant Awarded

Weather_Mast_100x150The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Board made grant money available to NAR sections in 2011, for the purpose of buying section equipment to enhance range safety.

The Southern Arizona Rocketry Association is NAR Section 545, and applied for $250 from this fund to complete our Public Address system upgrade at the launch range site.

So far 26 grants have been approved by the NAR including a $250 grant to SARA.


August Raffle Winner

Attendance at the August SARA launch was the largest in memory, and special thanks go out to those who participated in our very successful raffle.

Congratulations to Angela Hackett, the winner of the grand prize, a Flip Video MinoHD Camera.

We will do it again at the September 17th club launch! Another Flip Video MinoHD Camera will be the grand prize, plus more rocket kits and Extreme Rocketry magazine back issues.
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August 2011 Club Launch Report

The August SARA launch is usually greeted with some fear and trepidation by Tucson rocketeers, since we all know how hot even the mornings can be this time of year. However, a record crowd for an August launch braved the heat, and were rewarded with a beautiful day of flying.

A high, thin cloud cover kept the sun at bay, and the winds went from light to nonexistent as the morning progressed. Other than some occasional squinting to try to see light colored parachutes against the white cirrus clouds, it could not have been a more perfect day for flying rockets.

The motor breakdown was as follows: 1/2A - 5; A - 14; B -24; C -19; D -17; E -10; F -10; G -5; H – 12; I – 6; J -5. There were 74 flights on 1/2 A through D power, with five of those two stage flights. E, F, and G flights totaled 24. High power rockets flew 24 times.


Flip Video MinoHD Camera in August Launch Raffle

For those rocketeers willing to brave the heat at the August launch, we will be having a great raffle! 1-Hour Flip Video MinoHD Camera

flip-minohd-video-camera_47x100Prizes will include more of the rocket kits donated by Ben Nead, a rocket built as a display model and donated by the owner of the former Craycroft Hobbies. Grand Prize is a 1-Hour Flip Video MinoHD Camera.

Tickets are $1 each, or six for only $5.

The drawing will be held before the club member meeting scheduled for noon immediately following the launch. You must be present to win!

SARA Club Meeting on August 21st

vote_83x100To facilitate a vote to fill the vacant Secretary/Treasurer position on the SARA Board of Directors, a members meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, August 21st, at Noon immediately following the launch.

At this time, the only person nominated for the position is Jeff Ault.

Please note that you do not have to be a member of SARA to attend and participate in any discussions at this meeting. The only limitation is that non-members will not be permitted to vote on any motions made at this meeting.

If you would like to participate in the vote, you can still become a member and join SARA during the launch to qualify!

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