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.

CENJARS launch today 10/14/2018

Hello Rocketeers,

Just a reminder that we have a launch today.

Also, we are changing the launch reporting procedures. We will start using flight cards instead of the sign in sheet. This should speed up the launches. If you want an Excel copy of the launch card, drop me a note and I’ll send it to you.

Happy flying,


CENJARS October 2018 launch 10/7

Hello Rocketeers,

Welcome to October. Kind of spooky isn’t it. The theme for this month is Halloween. I am going to try to resurrect my Witch’s hat. What are you going to fly? Also, the new session of one of my favorite TV shows will be airing during the launch so I need to celebrate that. Do you know which TV show? The launch will be at 12:30 on Sunday 10/7 at the 18th Avenue field. Time to practice your spot landings!

One last thing. The equipment manager has received too much stuff in the form donations of rockets and motors. There will be a “make an offer‘ sale on everything. The Estes A, B, and C motors are being kept for the club demos, but everything else must go!

Happy flying,


CENJARS September 2018 Launch report

CENJARS September 2018 Launch Report
Back-to-school and Back-to-Rockets! What an amazing turnout on Sunday, September 2nd! Our good luck with the weather continued this summer as the winds were light and the temperatures warm. Keep your fingers-crossed that the good weather continues into the Autumn for our coming launch days. With the wind direction, everyone had to hike a bit to get to the launchpad from their cars, but it was worth the trip. Very nice welcome to Troop 50 from Toms River and the many others that joined us.
We had a record breaking 112 flights using 117 motors and lots of great fun. Totals by motors are below:
34 – A motors
36 – B motors
26 – C motors
13 – D motors
6 – E motors
2 – F motor
0 – G motors
Join us on October 7th for our next club launch and consider assisting CENJARS at the annual Wall Township Kid’s Day on September 22 from 10am – 2pm at the Wall Township municipal complex. Each year we attend this community event, display many rockets, perform some small launches, and build some rockets. It is a fun day to show others model rocketry. Please let Charlie know if you are able to help with supporting the community that supports us (remember we get free use of the Wall High School athletic fields).