CENJARS July launch is on!

Hello Rocketeers,
We have received permission from the Wall BOE to launch in July. The one caveat is that we need to follow the state rules on the number of participants. That should not be an issue with the current guidelines. We will be following new normal safety practices as listed below. We’re not doing any special theme this month. Just get outside and fly some rockets.
These safety rules were put together with guidance from the NAR and state rules.


• Parking – Participants should park with larger than usual gaps between vehicles. We will have safety cones at every other space. Please don’t drive over them. ?
• Check-in/safety check – We will not be using flight cards at this time. Each rocket will be presented to the LCO (from a distance) and the rocketeer will provide verbal information on the rocket and motor. We will have two pads setup so two people can load their rockets at the same time. Only one person or family group at a pad at a time. Pads will be cleaned between launches.
• Cleaning – We will have some hand sanitizer available. You must provide your own mask and gloves.
• Personal Protection Equipment – Masks covering your mouth and nose must be worn in the common areas (the LCO area and the launch pads).
• When in doubt remain home – If you are ill for any reason, please remain home and be safe.
• Personal areas – Wearing PPE in you prep area is a personal choice. Please setup your prep area at least 6 feet from others.


Final Remarks
We’ve never had to do this before. We may need to change somethings as we go through them. Go with the flow. Stay safe. Have fun.

Safe and happy flying,
Charlie


CENJARS May and June launches cancelled

Hello Rocketeers,

Since the governor has closed the schools for the rest of the school year, the Wall BOE is not granting permission to use the field at this time. They will look at the situation again in June with a possibility of granting permission in July. We have applied for permission to use the fields on July 5th. I will let you know when I hear anything new.

Stay safe and be well,

Charlie

CENJARS May 2020 launch postponed

Hello Rocketeers,

We’re not quite at the point where we can safely have a rocket launch. We are officially postponing the May launch. We are holding out some hope for a launch on May 17th. The state would have to let us have gatherings of more than 10 people for this to happen. If the state does change the rules, we will more than likely have other restrictions in place. The NAR has provided us some guidance on how to handle this. The CENJARS officers will be discussing what needs to be done and will let you know how we are going to do this and keep everyone safe and healthy.

Be safe and well,

Charlie

CENJARS April 2020 launch cancelled

Hello Rocketeers,

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that we are cancelling the April launch due to the COVID-19 virus conditions. I hope we will be back in May but that is looking iffy, at the moment. I hope you are all well and you are working on your build pile. Post some pictures to our Facebook page.

Stay well,

Charlie

CENJARS March 2020 launch

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our March launch. It looks like March will come in more like a lamb than a lion this year. Launch a flower or a tree, or something green. Celebrate the returning warmth of Spring.

Happy flying,

Charlie