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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July 31, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rockets Cleared to Soar to 25,000 feet over Salt Flats
Free to the public—hats and sunscreen advised
SALT LAKE CITY — Even from a safe distance, when a rocket three times your height roars up from the Salt Flats to 25,000 feet in less than a minute, you feel a blast of heat, you feel the ground shake—and you feel raw excitement.
HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC), is one of few remaining events where launching rockets to that height is even permitted. UROC must obtain special clearance for the event, which takes place this year August 4-7.
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 108 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 21st 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.
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 4 through Saturday, August 7, with a few launches scheduled for Sunday morning.
Tips for visitors:
For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org
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PO Box 314
Pitman, NJ 08071
836 Camden Avenue
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Jeff Genzel started MJG Technologies in 2003 in order to provide for a growing demand of electric match and igniters within the United States. In answer to the ever increasing demand for a quality product at an affordable price, in 2009, MJG Technologies Inc. opened a second manufacturing facility in Zacatecas, Mexico. This 10,000 square ft. facility is their base of assembly and worldwide distribution. Their product line includes the MJG Firewire Initiator - Made mainly for consumer fireworks and rocketry, wires, clips and many more items.
AeroTech Consumer Aerospace Division
RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
2113 W. 850 N. Street
Cedar City, UT 84721
Since its founding in 1982, AeroTech has grown to become the largest supplier of "D" through "G" power composite model rocket motors, mid-power rocket kits and related products and "H" through "N" high power rocket motors in the world. If you have flown any mid-power or high-power rockets. You have no doubt used an Aerotech product.
AeroTech has been producing rocket motors for the motion picture special effects industry since the early 1980`s. AeroTech rocket motors have been featured in numerous motion pictures since then, and you can look for them in "Iron Eagle", Delta Force 2", "Tank Girl", "Star Trek: Generations," "Tomorrow Never Dies," and "October Sky". AeroTech also supplies rocket motors to educational institutions and rocket parts to other hobby rocket kit manufacturers. AeroTech kits and motors have been featured in a National Geographic article and PBS television show on thunderstorm research, a Travel Channel special on Ray Halm`s "Aries" project, a "Junkyard Wars" episode and a Discovery Channel "Mythbusters" program on the legend of Wan Hu.
The core strength of AeroTech`s product line is its composite propellant rocket motor technology. Compared to conventional black powder propellant, composite propellant can produce up to three times the power for the same propellant weight. In addition, composite propellant technology permits the creation of rocket motors with performance characteristics and sound and visual effects not possible with black powder propellant technology.
Charlie will be onsite to talk about Aerotech's newest products, answer questions and remind us just how cool Aerotech is!
UROC's own Clair Mills has developed a new contest for HellFire flyer's this year that should prove to be quite a challenge...
Due to confusion caused by too many rules last year, things are going to be simpler this time.
The fine print:
* A successful flight means that the rocket has to completely leave the pad and be recovered in condition to fly again. The judge has complete discretion as to whether a flight is considered successful. No strapping a 1/2 A on the side of your Level 3 bird!
** A "letter" includes 1/8 A, 1/4 A, 1/2 A, A, B, C... through M
Missile Works Corporation
PO Box 1725
Lyons, CO 80540
Jim Amos of Missile Works Corporation has attended HellFire's in the past and has supported UROC for years as well. Missile Works is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality, low cost rocket parts, equipment, and supplies. They have served the rocketry community since 1998, and their goal remains the same... to provide reliable, high performance products at the best prices with outstanding service. Their products include the The RRC2+ is a barometric dual-deploy altimeter, the RRC3 altimeter, altimeter sleds and the amazing RTx/GPS Rocket Telematics System.
5662 N Plumcreek Ave
Boise, ID 83713
Multitronix designs, manufactures and sells high performance electronic systems with a focus on quality, reliability and ease of use. The TelemetryPro system for high power rocketry is a sophisticated GPS tracking system that has received a great deal of positive feedback about its performance, reliability and ease of use. Multitronix is owned and operated by Vern Knowles in Boise Idaho. Vern is an electronics engineer with over 34 years experience at Hewlett Packard and has 18 patents. Vern has an MSEE degree from Stanford University. Vern has been active in high power rocketry for 20 years.