With the amount of rain expected Friday evening, the launch field and parking area will be very muddy. Therefore we have to postpone the launch to the 30th. Thankfully, we do have the 30th available to us, so we're taking it!
Our 2018 - 2019 season is in full swing at Gibson Ranch Park. As usual stay tuned to these pages (or the sarg-announce mailing list) for any late-breaking changes. March also allows us a rain date if necessary, so if we get rained out on the 23rd (unlikely) we also have the 30th.
Launches are from 10:00 am thru 2:00 pm with setup starting at 9:00am. Any help with setup and teardown is always appreciated.
The launch was very well attended. Lots of cars in the parking area and lots of flights -- the mid-power pads got a real workout! We were joined by a Girl Scout troop. We also saw several TARC teams who put up some fantastic flights. SARG truly likes to see young people involved in our hobby.
The weather was not optimal, it was tolerable - some high cloud cover, a little chilly, and a bit of a breeze - but at least it was dry!
All you need is a model rocket and some motors! We have the pads, rods and electronics to get your model rocket in the air. At Gibson Ranch we can handle "low-power" (motor sizes "A" thru "D") and "medium power" (motor sizes "E" thru "G") rockets. Sorry, no high power motors of any kind.
Our ceiling at Gibson Ranch is 1500' above ground level. Yes, this means we still may not allow you to fly that "G" motor if we think you'll break our ceiling.
Non members are are always welcome but must sign a RELEASE FORM before launching. All fliers need flight cards filled out for each flight. Flight cards are available both at our launches and on our download page. Our non-member launch fee for individuals is $10 and $25 for groups.
TARC groups always fly for free.
Please note that Gibson Ranch charges $5 for parking.
If you are new to model rocketry, please review the California Code of Regulations for Model Rocketry.
Want to launch rockets for free? SARG membership costs $25 per year for individuals or $30 per year for families. Family membership covers all family members of any age. Membership allows you to fly rockets at our launches for free as well as vote in our elections -- and yet still helps us pay for the equipment that we use to conduct our launches.
Membership is open to everyone who wants to participate in this fun and safe hobby. Many of us are what our hobby calls "born again rocketeers." We caught the bug as kids during the peak of the space race but left it behind as we grew older. When the kids and grandkids came, the fire was rekindled. We also have many young members who teach the old dogs new tricks with their mastery of building. We are a very social group and enjoy chewing the fat at the launches almost as much as flying rockets. So come to our next launch and check us out. Chances are, you'll get bit by the rocketry bug as well!
Sign up at any SARG launch! You can print out a membership application HERE
We have two mailing lists to keep folks up to date, both hosted by Google Groups. You can subscribe to them by clicking on the links below.
SARG launches are on the fourth Saturday of each month. Check the main page of our website the day before each launch to check the status.
The primary SARG launch site is at Gibson Ranch Park, in the north-west corner of the park (in the "overflow parking area").
The members of SARG recognize the educational potential of model rocketry and stand ready to fully support the area's youth groups looking for a safe place to launch their model rockets. Our launch equipment is capable of handling 8 low power rockets at a time, so we can handle large groups easily. Our group fee is $25 which gives every member of the group unlimited launches for the day. For additional information, contact our Youth Group Liaison Officer.
All forms are always available at the launches.