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!

T-4 days to launch

June 02, 2015

We are at T-4 days to our next launch this coming Saturday June 6'th. Rob Emanuele will be your launch director. After last nights storm, we are expecting some showers then clearing by Friday. Weekend forecast is awesome. I drove by the launch site and the area at the far South end and east of the road is mature wheat. All the rest of the field is fresh green about 10" tall. Rob continues working his way through the Launch Director checklist. Stay tuned for daily status updates. president bob

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June Launch dates

May 25, 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 Rob Emanuele as your Launch Director.

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Dave Glass launch report

May 10, 2015

Well, as seems to be the case lately, I was only able to launch half the rockets I brought. And rather than give a rundown of motors and performance, I'll just say this: there were enough of those perfect and beautiful flights that make up for all the CATO's, tree-hangs, five-mile walks, and core samples. It was a good day to fly.

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May launch concluded

May 09, 2015

Great day of launching today. Weather was awesome though the field was dusty. Plenty of sun. Next launch is Saturday June 6'th. president bob

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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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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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