December launch postponed

Sorry Rocketeers,

Wet all day. We’ll try for next Sunday.

Keep smiling,


CENJARS December launch Sunday 12/2/2018

It’s time for our December launch, this Sunday at the Wall Athletic field at 12:30. The theme for this month is Holidays! The weather reports aren’t great right now but there’s plenty of time for them to improve.

Early warning! We must have done a great job at our outreach events because we are being asked back. Here’s what’s on the calendar besides our regular launches.

– AMA Expo East February 22-24th. This has been a great time where we get to help hundreds of people build rockets.
– West Windsor-Plainsboro Innovation Fair May 18th. A huge educational fair with over 2,000 participants last year.
– Apollo 11 moon landing 50th Anniversary July 20th. Plans are already in the works for a big celebration.

Happy flying,


CENJARS Annual Meeting and launch report

CENJARS November 2018 Launch Report

We began the day with our Annual Meeting at Attilio’s where we elected our officers for 2019 and discussed the upcoming year. Our meeting was well attended and lots of delicious pizza was enjoyed. Initial planning for a community event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing was discussed. We have reserved our regular launch field for July 20th and 21st, 2019, and we have since received confirmed approval from the Wall Board of Education for the field and bathroom use. Please speak with Charlie to get involved with this event. We need many volunteers to make this a success.

After our meeting we had a busy afternoon of rocketry. A few rockets found the woods and trees, but light winds and clear skies allowed for many successful flights. We had 55 launches in total with launch totals as follows:

2 – Micro Maxx
8 – A motors
14 – B motors
21 – C motors
7 – D motors
8 – E motors
2 – F motors
1 – G motor

At the annual meeting, the following officers were elected for 1 year terms beginning January 1, 2019:
• President – Charlie Kirlew
• Vice President – Jim Zindle
• Treasurer and Webmaster – Mike Centrella
• Secretary – Jon Henbest
Remember to join us on Dec. 2nd for our next launch day. Keep safe!

CENJARS November launch and Annual meeting

Hello Rocketeers,

Our November launch is scheduled for this Sunday at 1 pm following our annual meeting. A major part of the meeting will be to start planning for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing celebration.

Here’s the list I have of people that have let me know that they are interested in being in officer of the club for 2019.

President – Charlie Kirlew
Vice President – Jim Zindle
Treasurer and Webmaster – Mike Centrella
Secretary – Jon Henbest

The plan is to meet at Attillio’s in the Kmart plaza just East of our launch site at 12:00 on Sunday November 4th. Please let me know if you plan on attending. The club is picking up the tab.

We should be at the launch site by 1:00. Current weather reports call for light winds and fair skies. What more could you want?

Here’s the agenda for the meeting:

• Call to order and introductions
• State of the Club
• Treasurers report
• 2019 Elections
• Email list
• Plans for 50th Anniversary of the moon landing
• Close and launch

Happy flying,


CENJARS October 2018 Launch report

CENJARS October 2018 Launch Report

After having to delay our launch due to a soccer tournament, we still had a great launch. The winds were light and that brought out the big guns.

Since this is October, we had our Halloween theme going. Brian flew a flew a witch’s rocket complete with a bubbling cauldron at the base of the pad. Charlie flew his Witch’s Hat of Death rocket again. This time it was a good example of why we have an away pad. Jim had a Ghostly Mosquito.

Also need to mention John’s Solar Express on an F67! That really flew off the pad. Brian put his MDRM up on a G80 Skidmark. Both of those were scary! And Scott put up a Quad Runner on a 4 motor cluster.  Unfortunately, we did lose one rocket to the lake.

We started a new flight card procedure to help speed the launch process. So far it seems to be working well.

We had a total of 78 flights and burned 83 motors! Compare that to last years October launch of 53 flights.

22 – A motors
20 – B motors
15 – C motors
10 – D motors
9 – E motors
4 – F motor
3 – G motors

Our next launch is scheduled for the fourth of November. We will be having our annual meeting and election of officers. The launch theme will be Thanksgiving. Details to follow.