Central Illinois Aerospace
The Edge of the Envelope
The Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2017
The 28th Annual Launch-and-Lunch
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017
north and west of the intersection of Bradley and Mattis, in Champaign, IL
- GARLO is a purely-for-fun rocket launch. NAR Safety Code approved
We will be awarding ribbons and prizes
for the winners of several fun (for fun) events
- There will be three categories for our theme rocket contest this year
- The Best Rocket with "The Right Stuff": Models that evoke the
X-planes or Project Mercury
- The Best Flight that "Pushes the Envelope": A flight that is
unusually daring or innovative. Related to the
Best of Show flight, but doesn't necessarily have to be as loud and
impressive. Possibilities are; a complex staged/clustered model,
weird recovery methods, going to the edge of the waiver altitude,
fancy electronic gizmos, that sort of thing.
- The Best Rocket Involving Office Supplies: Rockets made from or
carrying literal stationery or office supplies. The Write Stuff.
Stationery, but not stationary.
- Best of Show (Static). The best looking rocket flown during the day.
- Best of Show (Flying). The most impressive and spectacular flight
of the day will also be given the
Gary Buck Memorial Flight Award.
- The Best Odd-Roc. The most unusual rocket of the day will also be
Rick Kramer Memorial Flight Award.
- Spot Landing (controlled and uncontrolled)
- There will be a potluck cookout dinner at the
home of one of the CIA members after the launch.
We'll have burgers, etc. and suggest that people bring salads, side dishes,
desserts and drinks. Directions will be available at the launch.
- We have an FAA waiver to 4000' MSL (~3250' AGL), H motor limit
- Admission is free, but there will be raffle to raise funds to pay for
GARLO. We'll have some great prizes of kits and motors. Tickets will be
available at the launch and will cost $1 each or 6 for $5.
- While supplies last we’ll be giving away some free rockets for kids
(6-12 years old) to fly at the launch.
- In case of bad weather the rain date will be Saturday, July 8, at the
same time and place.
As usual we will be issuing a GARLO 2017 shirt.
The price this year will be $15.00.
The color will be a medium Grey.
Here is the image that will be on the shirt.
As always these will be a limited edition collectors item.
We will be
ordering a few additional adult size shirts and will have them for sale at
the launch, but if you want to guarantee yourself a GARLO 2017 shirt we
recommend that you reserve it in advance. Call Jonathan at
217/359-8225 or by email at
to place your order. Be sure to specify
number, color(s) and size(s). Payment can be made when you pick up your
shirt(s), in cash or with a check made out to "Central Illinois Aerospace".
- Some pictures from previous GARLO's
GARLO 2013 Part 1
GARLO 2013 Part 2
For more information send a message to:
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last update June 22, 2017