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
Prizes 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!
To 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!
SARA held its monthly sport launch at the TIMPA site on July 16, 2010 with an FAA waiver to 4,500 feet AGL in effect from 8 am to 10 am and to 6,500 feet AGL from 10 am till noon. The weather was nearly perfect, even if a little on the warm side. There was almost no wind and only a few high clouds.
There was a nice crowd with fliers making 107 flights, two of them 2-stage models. Motor use was: ¼A - 1; A - 1; B -22; C -23; D -12; E -11; F -7; G -10; H – 7; I – 8; J -7.
Several visitors, both adults and children, were at the launch. We welcome them and hope that all had a good time and will return.
Many thanks go out to all who helped with range set-up and tear down. We would like to encourage more people to assist with the operation of the range to help insure that the 'regulars' do not incur excessive 'burn-out' (they also like to fly rockets!)
Special thanks to Eric Burch for doing most of the RSO/LSO duty, with relief from Art Just and Craig Brewer. We are always happy to train folks in these important tasks, so please step forward if you would like to help out.
The annual SARA October Night Launch will be held in conjunction with the 2011 TIMPA (Tucson International Modelplex Park Association) Tucson Aerobatic Shootout on Saturday, October 8th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Tucson Aerobatic Shootout is Radio Control Aerobatics at its finest! Pilots from around the world will compete for cash and prizes totaling over $100,000.00. The week-long event (October 5 – 9) is one of the largest and hottest R/C aerobatic competitions in North America, providing a great opportunity for SARA to introduce the rocketry hobby to R/C flyers from across the country.
After reviewing ongoing Extreme Fire Danger Warnings and the fact that the Fire Potential Outlook for southern Arizona is "very dry" on Sunday, the SARA Board of Directors has decided conditions make it prudent for us to scrub the club launch on June 26th.
Although the launching of rockets is scrubbed, we would still like to invite everyone out to just get together, discuss rocketry and maybe someone can do a training session or some kind of "workshop" for an hour or so.
We will provide donuts for those hardy rocketeers who make it out to the field!
We regret having to cancel the launch, and appreciate your understanding. Air tanker drops are really cool to see, but we really don't want to have to pay for them!
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