Welcome to the SPARC website.

We are a small group that focuses on rockets flying to altitudes of 7000' or more depending on conditions.

Launch dates will be posted here as soon as they become known. If you sign up as a member (form can be downloaded below), you will receive e-mail notification of impending launches and club activities.

Please check back to the site for updates as they become available.

Directions to our launch site can be found here.

Primary Club Contacts

Joe Cooney509-951-3179jcooney805@comcast.net
Marty Weiser509-994-9926martyweiser@ccser.com
Mark Howe509-448-7264mwhowe56@msn.com
Bob Yanecek509-220-7280absworld@cet.com
Please, no calls after 8PM!

David Powers launch report

April 21, 2015

First, thank you to Marty for a great launch. Second, thank you to Bob for bring his tower and helping me set it up properly so I could launch my Pike. It was an interesting launch for me, only three launches. Two good ones and a long walk.

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June Launch dates defined

April 06, 2015

We have 2 launch dates defined for June. First will be in support of Midway Elementary 5'th graders. Primary date is Friday June 5'th with Monday the 8'th serving as a back-up date in case of inclement weather. The public is welcome to attend and help cheer the kids on as they experience rocketry for the first time. Our next regular launch will be Saturday June 6'th with Joe Cooney as your Launch Director.

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May launch date defined

Our next scheduled launch of the season is set for Saturday May 9'th. Joe Cooney will your launch director.

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Marty Weiser launch report

April 05, 2015

After taking care of my official duties I got on with my flights and helping some of the students that came out from EWU.

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Launch Director launch report

We had a very good turn out on a good flying day, particularly for early in the year. We started set up about 8:30 am, a bit after 9 am the Spokane tower called us to activate the waiver, and we started putting rockets in the air. It was a bit cool and breezy all day, particularly when the sun went behind the occasional cloud, but that did cause any real issues. We have about 20 cars and 60 people at the launch for a significant part of the day.

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Tim McCall launch report

So, never done one of these before and I feel compelled to do my first one because at the end of the launch yesterday I had very mixed feelings. I'm hoping to compile the results here to be ready to test my skills one more time before FITS at a (hoping for) late April/Early May Launch. First thing to note, I think we had quite a few people at the launch on Saturday from families there with their children to hunt a rocket, to people curious about rocketry who wanted to see a launch, and a bunch of regulars in between.

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Dave Glass launch report

Well, I'm sure OSHA wouldn't approve my ladder--two rungs missing, one broken......

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April Launch concluded

April 04, 2015

Weather was awesome. Great turnout. Lots of flights. Stay tuned for launch reports. president bob

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Launch today is GO

We are GO for launch today, April 4'th from 9 am – 4 pm at our launch site north of Spokane. We support models through K impulse up to 7000 ft. under NAR rules. The weather forecast is looking really good. Since this is Easter weekend we have a special for the kids – a mass flight of tumble recovery 18 mm rockets in bright colors. The kid who recovers the rocket is the new owner and gets an A8 motor for a second flight (one per customer).

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April launch date defined

March 21, 2015

We have our first launch date of the year defined. Saturday, April 4'th with the 5'th serving as a back-up date due to potential weather issues. Marty Weiser will be your launch director. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer. President Bob

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