PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
The Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2021
***RESCHEDULED from 6/26/21 and 7/10/21. See http://www.ciarocketry.org/garlo.html
The 32nd Annual Launch-and-Lunch
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 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 rockets only. They will be awarding ribbons and prizes for the winners of several fun (for fun) events
- The 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 awarded the Rick Kramer Memorial Flight Award.
- Spot Landing (controlled and uncontrolled)
- They have an FAA waiver to 4000′ MSL (~3250′ AGL), H motor limit (320 nt-sec)
- This is a rain date from 6/26/21 and again from 7/10/21.
- Until the COVID pandemic has cleared they will be following Special Rules to allow them to fly and still keep everyone safe.
For further information, visit ciarocketry.org.