Central Illinois Aerospace
A Space Oddity
The Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2016
The 27th Annual Launch-and-Lunch
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016
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 two categories for our theme rocket contest this year
- The Best Glam-Rock(et): This can be any sort of rocket, glammed
up however you like.
- The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Rocket: Any rocket that evokes the feel
of space vehicles as envisioned in science fiction and fantasy
in the past.
- Best of Show (Static). The best looking rocket flown during the day.
- Best of Show (Flying). The most impressive flight of the day will
be given the Gary Buck Memorial Flight Award.
- Spot Landing (controlled and uncontrolled)
- The most unusual rocket of the day will be awarded the
Rick Kramer Memorial Flight Award.
- 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 2, at the
same time and place.
As usual we will be issuing a GARLO 2016 shirt.
The price this year will be $15.00.
The color will be a choice of purple or light purple (lavender).
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 2016 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
Print out a GARLO 2016 Flier (PDF - 319 KB)
and pass it along to your friends.
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last update June 18, 2016