Central Illinois Aerospace
Golden Anniversary of Apollo 11
The Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2019
The 30th Annual Launch-and-Lunch
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019
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 Apollo 11, so awards will be given for the
- The Best Rocket from the Apollo Era
- The Best Lunar Landing.
- 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 27, at the
same time and place.
As usual we will be issuing a GARLO 2019 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 2019 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 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".
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 2019 you can print and pass along to
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last update February 4, 2019