Southern Arizona Rocketry Association

SARA's events require pre-registration to permit us to better manage staffing and other resources to help ensure launches and meetings run efficiently. Here is a list of upcoming events you can register for, and, where needed, pay fees online ahead of time.

Event Calendar

    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 19:00 - 20:00
    • Zoom Meeting (see description for details)
    Register

    SARA's Desert Heat launch, tentatively scheduled for April 1 - 3, 2022, is in the planning stages. Traditionally, Desert Heat has been an all-weekend launch, with potentially hundreds of fliers and spectators, with onsite vendors and camping, hosted at the TIMPA runway. What it becomes this year depends in large part on the extent of volunteer participation in the planning and execution of the event.  To learn more about how you can help make Desert Heat 2022 a success, join us Wednesday evenings at 7 via Zoom:

    SARA's Desert Heat Planning Meeting

    Time: Jan 26, 2022 07:00 PM Arizona

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    Meeting ID: 835 4219 8824

    Passcode: 524865

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    • 3 Feb 2022
    • 19:30 - 21:00
    • Zoom Meeting (see description for details)
    Register

    Agenda:

    • Treasurer's report
    • Old business
    • New business
      • Bob Brown's nomination for Member at Large
    • Committee Updates
      • Bylaws/Incorporation: (Matt) 
      • Range Ops
      • Safety/Training
      • Desert Heat
      • Membership
      • Comms/Public Relations


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    Passcode: 280166

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    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 45
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 20 Feb 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 42
    Register

    SARA's February 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday February 20 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 2 Apr 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 46
    Register

    SARA's TENTATIVE Alternative Desert Heat 2022 launch is scheduled for Saturday April 2, from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks.

    • What size and what shape is up to you! 
    • It will only happen if enough volunteers sign up and show up!

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 9 Apr 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 24 Apr 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 49
    Register

    SARA's April 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday April 24 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 14 May 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 21 May 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 48
    Register

    SARA's May 2022 launch is scheduled for Saturday May 21 from 8 am - 11 am at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 49
    Register

    SARA's June 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday June 12 from 8 am - 11 am at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 9 Jul 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 48
    Register

    SARA's July 2022 launch is scheduled for Saturday July 16 from 8 am - 11 am at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 13 Aug 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 49
    Register

    SARA's August 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday August 14 from 8 am - 11 am at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 08:00 - 11:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 48
    Register

    SARA's September 2022 launch is scheduled for Saturday September 17 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 49
    Register

    SARA's October 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday October 23 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 49
    Register

    SARA's November 2022 launch is scheduled for Sunday November 20 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
    • 50
    Register

    SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. Attendance is currently limited to 50 individuals, so we will be announcing the dates on an invitation basis on the SARA members email list until pandemic restrictions are lifted. We request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at outdoor SARA events. All individuals are encouraged to wear masks.

    These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets. This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission for City of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

    Public health precautions in effect include:

    • Masks are required when you are near other people. Typically, this means you should mask up when you leave your vehicle or if others are visiting your camp.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people. There is plenty of room at this launch site to spread out.
    • If you've been sick, or may have had a recent COVID exposure, please cancel your registration and stay home.
    • Consider staying home if you are at elevated risk from COVID complications.

    Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road. For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking, across from Ramada, # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the range head; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow.  Note that this range head area is about 100 meters east-northeast of our traditional range head at the garbage dumpster. This is an area that offers a better layout for vehicles and spectators.Udall Park Launch Area


    SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • 3580 N Reservation Rd Marana, AZ
    • 48
    Register

    SARA's December 2022 launch is scheduled for Saturday December 17 from 9 am - Noon at the SARA launch site near Picture Rocks. 

    • Pre-registration is required.  Attendance will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so sign up as soon as you can.
    • There is a waitlist available, so if you make a reservation and can't attend, please cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund so someone else can use your spot.
    • Please consider volunteering to work for an hour during the launch to help keep our launch running smoothly. You must be qualified to serve as LCO or RSO, but the other positions are available to anyone. We will close the range any time we do not have staffing to support the launch.
    • Public Health precautions in currently effect include:
      • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facemasks.
      • Facemasks are mandatory for unvaccinated individuals when away from your car.
      • Practice social distancing at all times--park every other space in the parking lot, and maintain 6 feet of space between you and others not in your group.
      • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
      • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.

    As always, while a specific waiver altitude and motor limit is expected, field and sky conditions at flight time may dictate restricted operations. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and long sleeves, closed toe shoes, plenty of water, and always recover rockets with a partner. Watch out for gopher holes, snakes, and other desert hazards when recovering rockets.

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