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March 27, 2014

Southern Arizona Rocketry Association to hold Annual Winter Rocket Launch

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The Arizona Rocketry Team sets up ‘The Crayon’ for spectators to view. The Arizona Rocketry Team built the 13-foot green rocket to be used for community outreach. SARA is hosting their annual winter rocket launch this weekend at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association.

The Southern Arizona Rocketry Association (SARA) has scheduled its 10th annual winter rocket launch, Desert Heat 2014, for March 29-30 at 3250 N. Reservation Road at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association. Rockets will be launched 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday. A night launch will be held on Saturday from dusk until 9 p.m.

Desert Heat 2014 is a two-day rocket extravaganza that includes fun, raffles, prizes and events for the whole family, featuring the popular mass launch of 50 rockets on both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Each rocket is numbered and all 50 will be launched simultaneously. After they land, the kids are encouraged to retrieve one and trade it in for a prize.

Spectators are welcome and always free. Rocket rentals are available for $2 per launch and include a motor! Event details are at http://sararocketry.org/index.php/desert-heat-2014.

The event is hosted by SARA, a group of model rocketry hobbyists and enthusiasts promoting the safe enjoyment of model and high power rocketry; encouraging interest by youth in science and engineering; increasing awareness of the hobby among the general public; and enjoying the sheer fun if it!

Located between Manville Road and Mile Wide Road at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association, the launch facility includes a hangar, a paved runway and a ramada with restrooms and water. Take your favorite route to Saguaro National Park West or Old Tucson, and then follow the signs to the launch! GPS coordinates are +32° 15’ 53.06”, -111° 16’ 25.90.

The club has a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver allowing high power rockets flying to an altitude of 6,500’ Above Ground Level (AGL).

Bring a lawn chair for best viewing. There is very limited shade at the launch site, so bring a hat and sunscreen, and please leave pets at home.

Food and rocket vendors will be on-site to supply you with everything you need for this event. Recreational RV parking is available, but no hookups are available.

Launch fees for Desert Heat 2014 are $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday for adults. SARA members receive a $5 discount each day. Kids under 18 always launch for free.




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