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2009 CIA Calendar

Greg Smith
 

Here is the official (as of this moment) CIA events calendar for 2009. This has been reviewed by the board and we believe everything is accurate -- but special events do come up, and weather and personnel factors sometimes require us to move or cancel events. So stay tuned to this list and the CIA website for future announcements.

Notes for 2009:

1. The launch schedule for January and April is not the usual 2nd and 4th Saturdays -- there are extra events during those months that required moving one of the launches.

2. Currently, we plan to hold both March launches at the Flessner's farm field south of Flatville. Both April launches will be at Rantoul, and all three (that's right, three) November launches will be at Flatville.

3. Some of the meeting topics and all of the contest events are still undecided, and may change. The dates should be correct, however.

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS AEROSPACE 2009 MASTER CALENDAR

This calendar is intended for CIA internal planning only. Events
may be added, deleted or changed without notice. Changes will be
announced on the CIA electronic mailing list and web site.
Launches may be cancelled due to bad weather. Before attending
any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of
Operations, at (217) 840-1678, or e-mail gregs@... for
the latest weather information or schedule changes.

Regularly scheduled events are normally held each month as
follows:

1st Tuesday: Membership meeting at Springer Cultural
Center, 301 N. Randolph St., Champaign, or special
events elsewhere.

3rd Tuesday: Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza Parlor,
1801 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign.

2nd Saturday: Rocket launch at Pick Dodds Park, 2200 W.
Bradley Ave., Champaign. Rockets are limited to
4,000' MSL (~3,250' AGL) altitude and "H" motor
impulse by FAA waiver and site dimension
restrictions.

4th Saturday: Rocket launch at Dodds Park. High power
launches may be held at the Rantoul Aviation
Center or the Flessner farm near Flatville in the
spring and fall with up to a 10,000' waiver.
Watch the CIA e-mail list or check the website for
announcements.

Some events may be held at special locations or times - check
the calendar!


Last updated December 22, 2008

JANUARY

Thursday 1 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 6 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry videos. Bring your
favorite rocket-related tapes, discs, and computer
files to view with the group.

Saturday 10 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 20 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 24 4-H workshop in Normal, IL, 11:30 AM.

Saturday 31 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


FEBRUARY

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Forum on rocket design and
construction tips.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "The Rocketeer Who Went Out in the Cold."
Events: To be announced.


MARCH

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Annual membership meeting and election of
club officers. Meeting topic: "Show and tell"
about your current rocketry projects.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Sunday 15 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


APRIL

Tuesday 7 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocket photography.

Saturday 11 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Saturday 18 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Tuesday 21 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Thursday 23 "Rocket Into Space" display and demonstration
launch at Parkland College Theatre, 5:30 PM - 8:30
PM.


MAY

Tuesday 5 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Introduction to model
rocketry for new rocketeers. New board members
take office.

Saturday 9 Illinois Junior Academy of Sciences State Fair at
the Assembly Hall. CIA members will assist in
judging the aerospace and astronomy categories.

Saturday 16 Build'n'Fly workshop for young rocketeers at
Leonhard Recreation Center, 9 - 11 AM. $20 fee
covers rocket kit, motors and all supplies. For
information or to enroll, call the Champaign Park
District at 398-2550.

Saturday 16 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 19 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 23 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: Illinois Missile Crisis. Events to be
announced.


JUNE

Tuesday 2 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocket books.

Saturday 13 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 16 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 27 GARLO 2009, all-day rocket launch at Dodds Park,
10 AM - 4 PM. Followed by an awards
ceremony/potluck picnic, location to be announced.
Theme: "Destination: Moon." Rain date: Sunday,
June 28.


JULY

Tuesday 7 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: GARLO followup.

Saturday 11 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

M 13 - F 17 Illinois Aerospace Institute at the University
of Illinois. CIA will assist in rocket building
Monday, 7/13, 7 - 10 PM, and launching rockets
Friday, 7/17, 1 - 4 PM.

Tuesday 21 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 25 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "Insurrection Launch." Events: To be
announced.


AUGUST

Tuesday 4 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry electronics.

Saturday 8 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 18 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 22 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. Annual
Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch
equipment more than 20 years old.


SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 1 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Introduction to medium and
high-power rocketry for new members.

Saturday 12 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. Followed by
night launching of rockets equipped with lights,
beepers, etc.

Tuesday 15 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 26 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "The Missiles of October." Events: To be
announced.


OCTOBER

Tuesday 6 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry flea market. Bring
your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies
to buy, sell and trade with other members.

Saturday 10 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Tuesday 20 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 24 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.


NOVEMBER

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: High power rocketry beyond
Level I.

Saturday 7 U of I AE100SD class rocket launch at Flessner
farm near Flatville, 8 AM. High power waiver to
10,000' MSL. Rain date: Sunday, November 8.

Saturday 7 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL. Rain
date: Sunday, November 15

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL. Rain
date: Sunday, November 29


DECEMBER

Tuesday 1 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry "tall tales" and
general discussion.

Saturday 12 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 15 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 26 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


JANUARY, 2010

Friday 1 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.



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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@... 217-840-1678