There used to be a group called SARG. But alas, they are no more.
The closest now is LUNAR. Based out of Livermore, in the east bay
area. The good news is that they now have a high power field not far from
Sac. The bad news is that the field is closed for the summer. It's called
Snow Ranch, a working cattle ranch, located approximately 30 minutes east of
99 on hiway 4. Too dry during the summer months. After the rains start in
the late fall, it will re-open. We currently have a 15000 foot waiver, with
a motor limit of full L impulse. It is possible to fly greater that full L
impulse, but that requires approval of the board in advance. You can check
it out on the LUNAR website at http://www.lunar.org . We had one heck of a
flying season this year at the ranch! Looking forward to the fall rains that
will open the ranch again. It's a beautiful place to fly. Heck, it's a
beautiful place, period. Check out the pix on the website.
During the dry season, LUNAR launches at Robertson Park in
Livermore. F impulse limit, with a ceiling of 1500 feet. This is due to the
encroachment of housing in the area of the park. We are currently searching
for a new launch site in the Livermore area.
James L. Marino
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