Welcome

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.

Alan Roberts launch report

April 15, 2014

Indeed it was a beautiful day with and fantastic turnout. It was great to see so much enthusiasm for the first launch of the year.

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Joe Cooney Launch report

April's Launch is in the Book and hopefully a preview to the coming flying season. As reported Weather was excellent and flying was furious.

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Mark Howe launch report

April 14, 2014

What a great day for flying! Like Bob, Iā€™m worn out from the days activities. Not only was the weather the best ever for an April launch (as Marty stated previously), but the # of people who attended was phenomenal for our first launch of the year.

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Marty Weiser launch report

It was a great day for flying rockets - the best April weather I can remember. Thanks to everyone who pitched in and made serving as the Launch Director easy. An absolutely huge THANKS to Dave Luders for mowing well over an acre of stubble for the launch site ā€“ it sure helps that he has the right mower for the job.

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Dave Glass launch report

Well, my personal report starts with one word: RUSTY! I forgot to bring a rocket. I forgot to bring the GSE for another rocket. I forgot to charge my altimeter.

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April Launch complete

April 13, 2014

SPARC's April launch has concluded. What a great day for ROCKETS!! Stay tuned for launch reports. president bob

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April Launch announcement

April 06, 2014

The Spokane Area Rocketry Club will hold its first launch of 2014 on Sunday 4/13. We will start set up at 8:30 am and should have rockets in the air before 9:30. We are a NAR club so only commercial motors are allowed. The site supports flights up to K impulse and 7000 ft. under optimal conditions. We will close the range once we have our rocket fix taken care of ā€“ generally 3 pm or a little later if the weather is good. The current forecast is for sunny and 64 degrees which is near ideal. I am asking Joe Cooney to do his best to maintain these favorable conditions. I plan to bring donuts as my contribution to getting favorable weather and flights. If you are planning to attend or are a solid maybe please let me know at martyweiser@comcast.net by noon on Thur. 4/10. If we expect a very small turnout we will not order a Port-a-Potty and instead rely on the gas station about 2 miles away. If it looks like we will have a good turnout then we will order one. Daily status updates will be posted here beginning tomorrow. Marty ā€“ April SPARC Launch Director

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2014 Launch schedule

March 25, 2014

We continue to get some launch dates defined for 2014. Sunday April 13'th Marty Weiser Launch Director. Saturday May 10'th Alan Roberts Launch Director. Monday June 9'th to support Midway Elementary Bob Yanecek Launch Director. Saturday November 1'st Joe Cooney Launch Director. Additional dates will be posted as they become defined. This site will have daily status updates beginning at T-1 week to launch. president bob

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Mark Howe November Launch report

November 12, 2013

Well, after a couple of postponements SPARC finally held its' (presumably) last launch of the 2013 season. There's a rumor going around that we might have quickly scheduled "pick-up" launch sometime in December, but if it happens it will be a BYOG (Bring Your Own GSE) type event. I inadvertently slept in and arrived at the range later than planned...it was ~95% set-up by the time I parked my car.

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Joe Cooney November launch report

November 10, 2013

It may have taken a few weekends to get this launch in the books, but the third time was the charm. Weather was terrible at my house in the morning, nothing but FOG. I was wondering if it would be that way up north. On the way to the launch site this morning the Fog cleared and the skies were BLUE! Sadly I was not the first person there, nor the second or third. The worst part was as I entered the field the Launch signs were already posted. Bob had beaten me to the launch, unheard of before today.

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