The Next Scheduled Launch is CATO 209

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Saturday May 17, 2014

White's Field, Durham CT

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Picture of the Month for April 2014
(OK ... It's really a video)
This amazing video is submitted by our illustrious president, taken from his Formula 54 flying on a CTI G88SS.
Now, there are plenty of rocket videos. What makes this one truly amazing it that it is Al's rocket, and it didn't blow up, crash, or burst into flames for no apparent reason at all!
Awesome Pic from CATO 207
First time visitor (and photographer) Roy took this picture at our March launch. Thanks Roy!
Sparky motor from CATO 207
CATO Announces 2014 Officers
  • President: Al Gloer
  • Vice President: Brad Oestreicher
  • Treasurer: Ray DiPaola
  • Secretary: Eric Henderson
  • TRA Prefect: Rick Comshaw
  • NAR Section Advisor: Patrick McConnell
  • Director at Large: Ross Tracey
  • Director at Large: Dave Cannell
Punkin Chunkin Winners!!

Yes, there were winners, and there were looooosers at our annual Punkin Chunkin contest!

Rick Comshaw must have decided that the Durham Fairgrounds need a pumpkin patch, 'cuz he PLANTED his pumpkin (and the rocket that was carrying it). Al Gloer never found his pumpkin at all. Eric Henderson turned his pumpkin into pumpkin pie filling on impact.

But, on to the winners ...

  • Rich Crooks got the best 'pumpkin aloft' time of 3:13 with his rocket called USPS Pumpkin Delivery. It was a LONG walk to get that pumpkin back!
  • Christian Mauasoiu was in first place most of the day (until Rich's final flight). His rocket 'Killer Pumpkin' had a time of 2:01. Christian gets bragging rights because it took Rich three attempts to beat that time!
  • Karen Gloer (showing husband Al how it is supposed to be done) had a good third place time of 1:24.
  • Dave Cannell had a time of 0:31
  • Ray DiPaola - 0:16
  • Honey Badgers TARC team - 0:05. I sure hope their TARC rocket flies better!