CENJARS January 2022 Launch 1/2/2022

As my first post here as your new Grand Exalted High Poobah of CENJARS, I’d like to say that I hope everybody’s Christmas was chock full of cheer, friends and family, and that Santa left you a plethora of new rocketry stuff under the tree! If he didn’t, you’ll need to fly more old rockets. However, with that thought, our first launch of the year should be this Sunday, 2 January. The current weather prognostication is for rather unseasonable temperatures but those mild temps could be foiled with rain and winds. The theme for the launch will be “NEW” as in new year, new president, new rockets, new resolutions — which will likely already have been broken by the 2nd of January.
I’ll keep my eye on the weather and post a go/no go for launch later this week.


CENJARS December 2021 launch report

CENJARS December 2021 Launch Report

December brought us some more warmer-than-expected weather. Winds were out of the East so we worked with a shorter field but it must have been fine because we had 51 flights and burned 56 motors.

Most of the rockets stayed in the field although Tom had one go left when he expected it to go right. Fortunately, he was able to find it.

Charlie is finally corrupting the membership. More Lemon Drops are being seen on the range. One of them ejected its motor into Brian’s head. No damage was evident that we could determine. The rocket was ok, too.

Mark and Charlie flew their Christmas trees on E motors. That’s the spirit!

Charlie flew the modified Christmas ornament that he gave out last month. It flew surprisingly well however, there was no recovery device so it lawn darted. Back to the drawing board! By the way, he named it “Holey Red Rocket Batman”. Some rocketeers are too young to understand the reference. Ask Charlie about it and he will give you lots of reasons why you had a deprived childhood.

Here are the motor totals:

13 – A motors
11 – B motors
20 – C motors
7 – D motors
4– E motors
1 – F motor

Our next launch is scheduled for January 2nd. Start off the new year with a new rocket? There’s a new sheriff in town so the themes will be up to him.

CENJARS December Launch 12/5 at 12:30

Hello Rocketeers,

Our December launch is this Sunday at 12:30. The theme for this month is Holidays, of course. Any holiday you want to celebrate. The weather looks pretty reasonable for December except for the wind direction.

This will be my last launch as president of the club. I’ll still be around but taking a back seat to the new gang. I’m looking forward to the new year and all that it brings. It’ll be a blast.

Happy flying,


CENJARS November 2021 launch report

CENJARS November 2021 Launch Report

The winds were gentle and not too cool for our November launch. We were able to stay somewhat near the parking lot. This was very helpful since we also had our annual meeting.

We had a total of 45 flights and burned 48 motors. Most of the rockets stayed in the field although Franz had one go to the far very tall trees. I am happy to report that it was recovered a week later. One of the launches was a drag race between Eric and Joe. There were many discussions and evidence and sworn statements about who won the race. I am staying out of this except to say the rules should be agreed upon beforehand. This may be an ongoing rivalry.

The annual meeting gave us a brief “state of the club”. We’re doing fine and we had a great year. We are doing well financially, too. We have some new officers for 2022. Charlie finally stepped down as President. Brian will be taking his place. Jim and Tom remain as Vice President and Treasurer. Eric is joining us as Secretary. Although Charlie has stepped down as President, he is still taking on the job of equipment manager for now.

Charlie was very appreciative of the many kind words, And everyone was appreciative of the wonderful cake to celebrate the many years that he has served the club.

Here are the motor totals:

9 – A motors
13 – B motors
11 – C motors
9 – D motors
5 – E motors
1 – F motor

Our next launch is scheduled for December 5th. We will be celebrating any holiday you want.

CENJARS November launch 1/7 at 12:30

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our November launch and our annual meeting. We will be having pizza and drinks at the field so let me know how many people will be there and what you would like on your pizza and what you want in your glass.

Current weather reports look good and predict a short annual meeting and some long launches near the parking lot.

Happy flying,