Central Illinois Aerospace
The Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2021
The 32nd Annual Launch-and-Lunch
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021
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
- Our theme this year is Recovery, so awards will be given for the
Best Rocket using non-standard, exotic, inventive or
interesting recovery methods.
- The secondary contest will be "Mars Lander" in honor of the Mars
2020 Perseverance Rover that landed on Mars in February. Award(s)
will be given for the following categories:
- Best Mars Lander. This could be an original Estes model, a
clone or upscale version, or your own design.
- The Best Upright Landing of a rocket, or part of a rocket.
- 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)
- We have an FAA waiver to 4000' MSL (~3250' AGL), H motor limit
- In case of bad weather the rain date will be Saturday, July 10, at the
same time and place.
- Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following
to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
As usual we will be issuing a GARLO 2021 shirt.
Check back later for color, final artwork, price and other details.
- Some pictures from previous GARLO's
GARLO 2013 Part 1
GARLO 2013 Part 2
Check back later for a flier for GARLO 2021 you can print and pass along to
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