So. Cal. Rocket Assoc. Model Rocket Launch at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
Model Rocket launches co-sponsored by SCRA and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation. SCRA conducts controlled & supervised launches for the general public at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale on the dates listed below. YOU CAN ONLY LAUNCH IN THE PARK AS PART OF A CONTROLLED & SUPERVISED LAUNCH!! Normal SCRA safety-check and launching procedures will be followed. You must be familiar with the procedures & have your flight cards filled out properly. For a copy of the launch procedure & flight cards call SCRA or visit our website. http://home.earthlink.net/~mebowitz/
Please note current park vehicle fee and SCRA launch fee to help our club offset the new park use rental fee.
Field will accommodate up to a single G motor (* except during April and May). There are trees and a lake down wind from our launch and recovery area, so you should use the lowest power motors possible to recover your model rockets safely. CA Law change effective 1/1/16: Weight Limit becomes 3.3 lbs – same as national Fire Code.
* During April and May, because of the smaller launch and recovery area, the power limit will be very low. You will ONLY be allowed to use the lowest power motor that can be safely used in any model up to a C motor maximum for large and heavy models. Medium sized models will be limited to A or B motors. Small models will typically use MicroMaxx, 1/8A, 1/4A, 1/2A or A motors. The intent is to limit the maximum altitude to about 500 feet for streamer recovery models and about 350 feet for parachute recovery models. Call us or see our YahooGroup for more details or advice.
DIRECTIONS: The park is located southeast of where the 605 & 210 Freeways meet. Enter park on Azusa Canyon Rd (on Arrow Hwy, just west of Irwindale Ave); pay the park vehicle fee ($10) and then turn left at the main park roadway and proceed all the way to parking lots 5 or 6 (*except during April and May). Launch area will be roped off just south of parking lots (towards the dam) in “overflow” area. Park map is available at the park entrance or on our website.
* During April and May, when the Renaissance Fair is using the west end of the park, we use the much smaller lawn area just south of the boat launch parking lot. Turn right at the boat launch road that leads to that parking lot. You can’t miss it since it’s just past parking lot 3 and there is a stop sign there.