HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC) takes place this year August 3,4,5,6. Though HellFire is technically an amateur launch, we’re talking serious rocketry here. Participants from around the country launch rockets ranging from foot-tall wonders to towering monsters that weigh in at over one hundred pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with 750 pounds of pure thrust.
Now in its 22nd year, HellFire continues to grow. Many people attend not to launch, but simply for the thrill of watching. Between launches, visitors enjoy examining rockets and components close-up and speaking with the experts who build and launch them.
Spectator Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome. HellFire will be held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Take Exit 4 on Interstate 80 and follow easy-to-spot signs. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.
Discounted registration for flyers is available for UROC members.
Many more details to come over the next weeks.
Tips for visitors:
Another successful HellFire!
This year we had lots of really specatular, great flights, HellFire is always a good time to become reacquainted with old friends, to make some new friends and to challenge your knowledge and skill. All while learning new things.
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Hellfire 21 "Aces High" is shaping up to be a great launch. The Utah Rocket Club's premier High Power Launch for the year will take place Thursday, August 4, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016. We have folks coming in from all over and are expecting a fun time seeing old friends and making some new ones. We have received approval from the FAA which will allow us to grant flights up to 25,000ft AGL. Over the next week or two, all of our sponsors, contests, and lots of other surprises will be making their way on to this website. In the meantme, please take a moment to register for the event. If you are planning on flying at HellFire you do need to register. Remember that Spectators are free. You only need to register and pay if you are planning on flying at HellFire.