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 Cooney509-951-1379jcooney805@comcast.net
Marty Weiser509-928-6314martyweiser@ccser.com
Mark Howe509-448-7264mwhowe56@msn.com
Bob Yanecek509-220-7280absworld@cet.com
Please, no calls after 8PM!

T-3 days to launch

October 29, 2014

We are 3 days from our last scheduled launch of the season this Saturday November 1'st. Latest forecast indicates a chance of morning showers. If that proves to be the case, we may slip the start time for the launch so check back here for last minute updates. Battery charging sequence continues. Joe Cooney is already at work going above and beyond normal Launch Director duties. Joe went out to the field last week and spent a couple hours mowing the stubble so we'll have a nice place to set up pads. president bob

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Membership & Waiver Form

September 30, 2014

This document contains the club membership form, spectator waiver, and the "Code of Conduct" for the club. It must be filled out on a yearly basis. Download file

Posted by mhowe at 08:22 PM

2014 Launch schedule

September 05, 2014

We have one more launch scheduled for 2014. Saturday November 1'st Joe Cooney Launch Director. This site will have daily status updates beginning at T-1 week to launch. president bob

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SPARC - Primary Club Contacts:

September 04, 2014

Joe Cooney 509-951-1379 jcooney805@comcast.net
Marty Weiser 509-928-6314 martyweiser@ccser.com
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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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.

Continue reading "Lou Bragg launch report"

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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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