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

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

David Bowman launch report

June 3, 2018

SPARC had a busy weekend hosting youth groups, with two Cub Scout packs launching rockets on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for flying and sunburns! There were a total of 88 launches (34 on B6-4s alone) ranging from Marty Weiser's Cicic Mini glider on a 1/2 A3-2 to Rick Biggerstaff's beautiful future L2 rocket on an I600 Redline. We totaled approximately 2838 N-sec of total Impulse, equivalent to an L motor. We also burned about 1.9kg of propellent ( ~687g of black powder! and ~1240 g of composite). All of the kids had a great time, and were "wowed" by the high power rockets. David Bowman

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June launch concluded

June 2, 2018

We had good weather and were joined by 2 cub scout groups for a great day of launching. We will now stand down until after fire season is behind us. president bob

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David Bowman launch report

May 14, 2018

SPARC had a great Missiles fOr Moms launch, and even had a few moms present! The wind was a bit of a challenge and kept us mostly limited to model pads. There were a total of 44 launches ranging from Mark Howe's Estes Meanie on an A3-4T to David Powers' Patriot on an I366 Redline. We totaled approximately 3015 N-sec of total Impulse, equivalent to an L motor. We also burned about 1.9kg of propellent ( ~386g of black powder and ~1540 g of composite). Thanks for the support to your's truly in my first outing as launch director. Next time we'll name an LCO who knows which direction arms the pad switches! David Bowman

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May launch concluded

May 13, 2018

It was warm and sunny with a sporadic breeze out of the NE. Turnout was moderate but we maintained steady activity until almost 4. I don't think any rockets were lost but, when I left 2 were un recovered due to hanging in trees. president bob

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Nest launch scheduled for Mother's Day

April 14, 2018

We are now aiming for our first launch of the season on Mothers Day, Sunday May 13'th. David Bowman will be your launch director. Stay tuned for daily status updates once we get to T-1 week. president bob

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March 25'th launch cancelled

March 25, 2018

Due to yesterday's snowfall we still have 3" of snow on the ground so we are cancelling our planned launch for Sunday the 25'th of March. President Bob

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SPARC - Primary Club Contacts:

December 22, 2017

Marty Weiser 509-994-9926 martyweiser@comcast.net
Mark Howe 509-448-7264 mwhowe56@msn.com
Bob Yanecek 509-220-7280 absworld@cet.com

Please, no calls after 8PM!

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December launch cancelled

December 16, 2017

Last night, the forecast looked decent for today. This morning is now showing a cloud deck of 1000 - 2000 ft. all day. More snow is expected tomorrow so we are canceling the launch. president bob

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December launch

December 2, 2017

We are aiming for one last launch opportunity this year. Goal is one day of the weekend, December 16 or 17. The reason for 2 date options is to allow for weather. A final decision will be made during the week prior. Low clouds, wind, rain, or snow are criteria for canceling. Also, field conditions (mud/snow). Daily status updates will begin here at T-1 week. Marty Weiser will be your launch director. president bob

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November launch Cancelled

November 4, 2017

Time to throw in the towel for launch. Snow began an hour ago and we are expecting several inches between now and tomorrow afternoon. president bob

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