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5...4...3...2...1...Fare thee well...

Well, THAT went quick!

The kits we had up for final purchase have now been removed as we have exhausted our inventory of those items.

Thank you to all who took advantage of this short revisit to the world of FlisKits.  The Saturn 1B kits are all going to good homes!



Click on the links below for free downloads for certain kits!

The time has finally come, as hard as it really is.  FlisKits, Inc. is now closed for business.  You will notice that the links on this page are no longer active.  My personal schedule changes of late make it impossible for me to continue to process orders at this time, so I have had to take the long awaited step of formally shutting down.

I was not prepared for how hard this was going to be.  I am mixed between the excitement of a new stage in my life and experiences, while at the same time having to say good bye to something I created from scratch and has been an instrumental part of my life for nearly 2 decades.

My original announcement can still be found below, for those who missed it earlier.  I will still be adding updates to this page for the next few weeks, and I encourage you to keep watch.  What will be happening next include:

  • I still have outstanding orders back to 19-August.  ALL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED!  Most (all?) of you have known me and FlisKits and our reputation.  Rest assured that your order and your money is respected and you will receive your orders as soon as I can get them out the door.  You will receive an email when they go out and please feel free to email me at any time you have a question.
  • GOOD NEWS!  During the week of 9/24 (next week, as of this writing), I will have a limited (about 40) supply of our popular Saturn 1B kits available as I have a shipment of parts arriving this weekend.  When they are available I will post a link to the page here.
  • More good news!  It looks as though I have a party interested in keeping my designs going well into the future, so keep watch on that score as well.

Bottom line is I can NOT thank all of you enough for the support, faith and good wishes you have extended to me and my efforts here at FlisKits.  You will not be forgotten.  I am truly humbled by the experience and am finding it hard to put into words just how I feel.  Keep watch as I will continue to try :)

Original announcement below.

...It is with great sadness that I must announce that FlisKits, after 16 wonderful years of exciting operation, will be closing their doors near the end of this year.

PLEASE NOTE: With word getting out about our closing, orders have been heavier than usual and may take up to 3-6 weeks to satisfy (some of this is due to waiting for materials to come in for kits we run out of stock on).  As a result of this, the OverDue promotion is now cancelled (sorry folks!)  (Continued below)

Our anniversary has come and gone!

It was indescribable!

FlisKits 16th (and last) anniversary launch
or follow us on FaceBook to stay up to date!

Pictures to follow!


Recent kit releases!

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Partake of a journey of epic proportions presented to Jim Flis
as a special gift from his son, Joseph.
Flistory in the Making
Part 2: Unforeseen Obstacles.

 We will remain open till at least the end of September (our anniversary month), and expect to announce our closing date sometime in early September.  There WILL be a 16th anniversary launch, hosted by CMASS.  It will be our last and all of our customers, world wide, are invited to attend.  As the year progresses, you will begin to see a thinning of our product offering as items become discontinued throughout the year.

A note from Jim Flis:

It has been a marvelous ride, these past 16 years.  I started with a dream and an idea that began while I was still employed at Digital Equipment Corp as an engineer.  My lay-off from that company made FlisKits a life-line as high-tech jobs were few (I, with 5000 other qualified engineers, attended a job fair, shortly after my lay-off, in which there were 3 job openings...).  It was then that I switched the idea of FlisKits from a part time hobby operation to something bigger.

We opened with 8 kits (shortly followed by 4 more) and no parts.  By the end, we had had 88 kits in production and over 200 parts and accessories for our customers world wide.  The response to my designs was overwhelming and I thank each and every one of you for your support and warm wishes over the years.  I can think of few things that I have felt more proud of than what I helped bring to the world of model rocketry through this company and my outreach to our youth around the country.

What has happed of late, which are the main reasons for closing, is that I find myself getting deeper and deeper into education.  I did youth education, year round, with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America offering dozens of programs (of which rocketry was just one).  When they lost their funding, I began substitute teaching and then went on to become a Para-Educator, working with kids with handicaps.  I am now looking into becoming a math or science teacher, having passed the PRAXIS testing and received my letter of eligibility from the NH DoE.  In addition, I find myself blessed with three of the most WONDERFUL grand children an aging Gramps could hope to have.  I want to spend time with them.  Teach them, play, laugh and learn.  You know them.  They are Mira, Tiberius, and Juliet.  Heck, you may have flown their rockets!  I am super proud of our (Kathy and mine) kids and the grand children they have brought to us.  THIS is what is now most important to me and is leading me down yet another new path of exploring.

Never stop learning.  Never stop looking for that next new path to explore, and explore it with gusto!

Read more on our Face Book page and at The Rocketry Forum and Ye Olde Rocket Forum. 

Thank you all again for your wonderful friendship, support and excitement for our efforts.



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