We're currently in our summer "build season" because the dry grass presents too much of a fire danger for us to fly. We will have at least one "clean and maintenance" club meeting over the summer to make sure all our gear is good to go for the next season.
If we're lucky with the weather we hope to commence flying again at Gibson Ranch Park in October.
As usual stay tuned to these pages (or the sarg-announce mailing list) for any late-breaking changes.
The wonderful weather brought made this launch our second most attended launch of the year with 116 total flights.
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. We can handle "low-power" (motor sized "A" thru "D") or "medium power" (motor sized "E" thru "G") rockets. Sorry, no high power rockets at this time.
Currently our ceiling is 1500' above ground level.
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. The group fee is $10 which gives every member of the group unlimited launches for the day. For additional information, contact Tom Sarradet, our youth outreach director.
All forms are always available at the launches.