CENJARS November 2019 launch report

CENJARS Annual Meeting & November Launch Report

A great day of rocket action started off early for the November launch with our annual meeting, which took place down the road at Attillio’s Pizzeria. Those in attendance had a great time eating pizza, talking rockets, and discussing business. Once we got to the field we found sunshine and clear skies. Gusty winds meant most rocketeers kept their flights low, but the wind direction was favorable allowing us to maximize the whole field for rocket recovery.

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission this month, and while the stiff winds kept our Saturn Vs grounded, club president Charlie Kirlew launched both his Mercury Redstone and Little Joe II to commemorate the occasion. The moon even made a daytime appearance to be a backdrop for the flights! Be sure to check out the photos and videos he and Brian posted on the Facebook page.

Some other flights of note were Ray’s Estes Corkscrew which lived up to its name, getting plenty of “oohs and ahhs” from the crowd as it wound its way to the heavens on a C6-3, and Brian’s Mega Der Red Max which shredded eardrums on its way to apogee powered by a G80 skidmark.

Overall, we burned 41 motors at this month’s launch, here’s the breakdown:

8 – A motors
17 – B motors
10 – C motors
5 – D motors
1 – E motor
1- F motor
1 – G motor

At the annual meeting, the following officers were elected to 1-year terms:

President- Charlie Kirlew
Vice President- Jim Zindle
Treasurer- Mike Centrella
Secretary- John Falcone

Be sure to join us Sunday, December 1 for our next launch!

See you then,
John Falcone

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