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.

Lou Bragg launch report

July 02, 2014

I know this is quite late in posting but I figured I needed to get one out. SPARC's June launch blasted into the morning skies of the 7th. Conditions started out good and gradually got better.

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Launch Director (LD) Checklist

June 10, 2014

A launch can't take place unless a club member steps up to be a Launch Director (LD). Not a glamorous job by any means, but it is THE most important one. Any adult can be an LD, we've even created a nifty checklist to help you keep track of the associated tasks with suggested time frames for each item. Download file

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RSO Checklist

A few of our club members who have been certified to fly High Power thru the NAR or TRA perform the duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). The checklist in this document contains some of the items that the RSO should cover with the rockets owner before a flight is attempted. All rockets flying "G" or larger motors are required to have an RSO sign their flight card prior to being launch. Safety first! Download file

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Over 18? Want to be an LCO?

This document describes how to operate the clubs Ground Support Equipment (GSE). It's easy to become a Launch Control Officer (LCO), and it's loads of fun 'cause you get to flip the switches and push the BIG RED LAUNCH BUTTON! Mentors are available to help you become familiar with our range operations. In fact it's easier if two people are working together as a team to perform this function. Download file

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High Altitude (>5K) Criteria

This document depicts the clubs criteria that has to be met in order for a flight of over 5,000' to be attempted. Download file

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Pre-Launch Fliers Meeting Comments

This document contains a brief review of the items that should be covered during the fliers meeting. Download file

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Membership & Waiver Form

This document contains the club membership form, spectator waiver, and the "Code of Conduct" for the club. Download file

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David Powers launch report

June 08, 2014

Weather was great. Got there early, left late, had a good time...and only did 4 launches.

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Dave Glass launch report

Another beautiful day for flying (damn we've been lucky!)-----

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Marty Weiser launch report

I got in one flight! The test flight of the upper stage of my Waiver Bait Challenge rocket at NXRS at the end of the month in Brothers, OR. This is a 54 mm, min diameter that I chocked down and flew on a H112J. It weather cocked a fair bit and only reached 1290 ft.

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