Desert Heat 2023!
We are happy to return Desert Heat to Southern Arizona on April 1 - 3, 2022. Registration is now open and we encourage you to register early. Through March 15, we are taking pre-orders for the 2023 Desert Heat T-shirt, so register early to ensure you can get one of the cool Desert Heat 2023 T-shirts! We need at least 40 T-shirt orders; if we don't reach the minimum order quantity, we will refund T-shirt pre-orders. The final artwork design is to the right.
Starting with the inaugural Desert Heat in 2005, SARA has traditionally hosted this 2 day model rocketry festival at the main TIMPA facility near the town of Picture Rocks. The event is open to the public, features flights on motors up to M power, a night launch and support for more low power and high power model rocket launches than our usual monthly launches. Ceiling for class 2 high power rocket flights will be 5,000 feet above ground level during the day, and 3,000 feet after dark. We'll have food available on site, and 2 model rocket vendors will deliver orders to the launch. Overnight tent and RV camping are available.
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 1: Volunteer Appreciation Launch
Saturday, April 2
Sunday, April 3
Register online to save time at the registration desk on the day of the launch.
Anticipated Pandemic Precautions
We ask that you stay home if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection or other illness.
Volunteers Make this Happen
Desert Heat only happens because of our volunteer support, so all fliers must work a 2 hour shift to keep the range running. We have jobs for all experience levels, so let us know how you'd like to help during pre-registration, or check out our volunteer page for details.
Deset Heat can support large projects up to M power!
Tent and RV camping is available for $30 per family.
Saturday night we'll fly after dark--rockets must be properly lighted.