The Next Scheduled Launch is CATO 243
Time to Renew Your CATO Membership
Yes, it's that time of year again. Renew your CATO membership now and enjoy another fun filled year of rocketry with your CATO friends.
While you are renewing, notice the price reduction on pre-paid launch fees. There are more details about the price reduction below.
Renew now by clicking on this link: Renew Membership Here
You read that right, the membership decided at the annual meeting to reduce the pre-paid launch fee rate to $60 (in addition to your membershp fee). Pre-paid launch fees were previously $100. So you get $40 to buy more motors with.. woo hoo!!
Membership dues remain $20 for an individual and $25 for a family. Launch fees, when paid at the launch, remain $10 for members, and $15 for non-members. Of course, kids flying low power rockets never pay lauch fees.
And (hint, hint!) ... it is 2017 and time to renew you membership.
- President: Eric Henderson
- Vice President: Brad Oestreicher
- Treasurer: Ray DiPaola
- Secretary: Karen Gloer
- TRA Prefect: Sean Hogan
- NAR Section Advisor: Al Gloer
- Director at Large: Ross Tracey
- Director at Large: Dave Cannell
Al Gloer was kind enough to file this report on the Punkin Chunkin contest ...
We had our annual Punkin Chunkin at the last launch. Multiple eager participants showed up and there were all and sundry Rube Goldberg ideas marched up to the LCO (who was, for some reason, in a suit of armor). Several flights less than 20 seconds resulted pumpkin pie filling. There were successful flights from 2-5 minutes. At first it looked like Eric was going to win with a bit over two minutes and then Rick stepped up with an impressive flight of over four minutes. Sadly Rick was not able to recover his gourd (the parachute was later found). In a surprising move from the outfield, Al Gloer stepped up with a half of a quarter scale Patriot [editor's note: What the heck is a half of a quarter scale Patroit?] and pulled off about three minutes. Of course Al had to tree the air frame so we are going to call it a draw this year, if you were out of your gourd enough to fly a gourd, you were part of a fun and winning event.
Next year we will try to keep better score.
Special Edition : CATO Cert Flights
Congratulations to all who certified and who now qualify to spend evern more money on motors.
(OK ... It's really a video)