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Date(s) - 03/25/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Forsyth Launch Site
Central Illinois Aerospace holds regular launches twice each month. All club launches are fully insured, and occur on land where they have obtained permission from the owners or governing body. They file paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration and communicate with the local Air Traffic Control facility to enhance safety, and to get permission (called a ‘waiver’) to fly the larger rockets.
Anyone is welcome to fly at these launches. The club maintains high quality launch gear, and has recovery wadding available on site. Just bring your rockets, engines and igniters, and you’re all set!
Launches generally start at noon and we fly until 6 p.m. or dark, whichever comes first. They schedule launches in all months of the year, so weather may exceed safety limits. Check with Greg Smith on the morning before any scheduled launch for the latest update at (217)840-1678.
For more information check out the Central IL Aerospace website.
Forsyth Launch Site:
Take I-72 to Decatur
Take exit 141B north toward Forsyth
Head north on US-51 toward W. Forsyth Rd.
Turn left (west) onto W. Forsyth Rd. (.5 mi)
Continue west onto W. Illiniwick Rd. (1.4 mi)
Turn right (north) onto Janvrin Rd. (1 mi)
Turn left (west) onto Schellabarger Rd. (.5 mi)
The launch site is along Schellabarger Rd. between Janvrin Rd. and Bearsdale Rd.