Next Launch Sunday December 4th

Our next launch is Sunday 12/4 at 12:30pm at the 18th avenue location. Holiday themed rockets encouraged to be flown. Hope to see you there.

Next Launch November 6th and Officer Election

Hello rocketeers,

It’s time for our annual meeting. Yes, we are going to hold it in November per our by-laws. We will be electing our club leadership for 2017. With that in mind, I need to know if you are interested in running for one of the positions of the Executive Board: President, Vice President, Senior Advisor, Secretary, Treasurer, Range Safety Officer and Webmaster. All nominees for office must be members in good standing of the Central New Jersey Area Rocketry Society.

We will meet at Attilio’s in the K-Mart plaza just East of our launch site at 12:30 on Sunday 11/6/2016. The pizza or other food will be covered by the club. We will have our regular launch following the meeting.

Please let me know:
1- If you are interested in one of the Executive Board Positions.

2- If you will be attending the annual meeting.
Please let me know by Tuesday November 2nd.

Happy flying,

Charlie Kirlew

October Launch Report

CENJARS October 2016 Launch Report

For October we were again faced with inaccurate reports from the meteorologists. What looked like a bad weather day turned out to be okay. We were able to get quite a few launches in and had a great time with the Spot Landing contest. Congratulations go to Brian and Tyler for getting close to the mark. Brian was using a Planet Probe and had to up the power to a C motor but he to about 15 feet. Tyler lowered the power on a borrowed Fat Boy to get close as well. Stay tuned for more contests in the future. 10 – A motors 9 – B motors 7 – C motors 3 – D motors 0 – E motors 0 – F motor November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017. Stay tuned for more info.

Launch Sunday 10/2

Hello rocketeers,

It’s time for our October 2nd launch at the 18th Ave location at 12:30pm and the weather report looks terrible again. However, the reports are starting to look a little better than they were yesterday. We will make a decision Sunday morning. If we do have to postpone, it will be 2 weeks later. The field isn’t available on 10/9 due to a soccer tournament. This isn’t too bad since we have 5 Sundays in October this year.

Since it’s October, we’ll do a Halloween theme. Fly something spooky or maybe orange. We are also doing a spot landing contest. Here’s the rules on that.

– This is an Open Spot Landing. Any recovery method is allowed except RC.

– Single stage only.

– Closest landing out of your first three flights. (I’m being generous on this. Regular rules are first flight.)

– Must be within 100 feet of the target.

– Measurement will be from the target to the tip of the nose cone.

– Prize will be an Estes mid-power rocket kit. ProSeries II Ventris, Argent, Partizon, or Leviathan.

– Combining the Spot Landing Challenge with an October themed rocket will have a 10% reduction in measured distance.

– The rocketeer must calculate the 10% reduction in their head.

– Rule 9. I can change the rules if I want to.
Looking to the future, November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017. Yes, we normally do this in January, but we really need to follow our by-laws. So start thinking about how you want to help the club this year.

Happy flying,


August/September Launch Summary

CENJARS August and September 2016 Launch Report

Two launch reports in one.  August was one of the best launches we have had in a long time.  The weather was great and we had a very good turnout.  Over 60 launches so the pads were very busy.  We were also treated to some rocket and star cookies provided by Jamie.  Yum!

Although there was a lot of interest in having a club picnic, we had too many conflicts with our time.  It seems that is the norm for any organization these days.  We will try again next year, perhaps a different format.  But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

September brought us the ‘urricane that ‘ardly ever ‘appened.  We postponed due to the weather reports of high winds.  The next week when we the reports looked better, we had the high winds.  Fortunately, by the time we were setup, they had died down enough that we could get a few launches in.

5 – A motors

11 – B motors  

5 – C motors

2 – D motors

0 – E motors

1 – F motor

October will bring us the spot landing challenge.  Rules for this will be out shortly.  The prize is a mid-power Estes kit.


November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017.  Stay tuned for more info.