Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:27

HellFire 22 Dates Announced

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:

  • According to UROC insiders, Saturday is the day “where it starts getting crazy” with “lots of flights.”
  • All launch plans are subject to weather. Visitors are encouraged to check www.uroc.org BEFORE driving out to the launch.
  • There are no food or drink vendors at the event, so UROC reminds visitors to bring binoculars, hats, chairs, shade, lots of sunscreen, food and snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
  • UROC strongly encourages spectators to leave their pets at home, this is not a pet friendly environment
Published in UROC News
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 14:49

HellFire 21 - Post Flight

Another successful HellFire!

We would like to encourage you to share your HellFire stories, pictures and videos with other members and interested parties here on UROC.org.  If you are are a current member of UROC, you can upload your pictures right to the site. If you have some video, we recommend uploading it to YouTube and linking to it on our site. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on how to do any of this. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.  

If you know of any other media about HellFire, we'd love to have you share it. Please send a note with the link to it so we can add it to this document. 

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Published in HellFire
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

HellFire 22 Launch Information

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 3-6.

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 100 pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with hundreds of 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.

Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome to come watch.

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.

Tips for visitors:

  • According to UROC insiders, Saturday is the day “where it starts getting crazy” with “lots of flights.”
  • All launch plans are subject to weather. Visitors are encouraged to check www.uroc.org BEFORE driving out to the launch.
  • There are no food or drink vendors at the event, so UROC reminds visitors to bring binoculars, hats, chairs, shade, lots of sunscreen, food and snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
  • UROC strongly encourages spectators to leave their pets at home, this is not a pet friendly environment.

For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org

 

Published in HellFire
Friday, 29 July 2016 15:39

VLCM

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3520 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Voice: 1-801-262-9277
Website: www.vlcmtech.com

 

VLCM has been in business for over thirty years, and in that time, we’ve helped thousands of customers throughout the Rocky Mountain West find the proper solutions for their IT needs. Our success has come as a result of adapting expertise and experience amid the ever-changing world of information technology.

Privately owned since 1983, VLCM provides comprehensive IT solutions for the most complex IT environments. In both public and private sectors, we service the best companies and organizations throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona. From software and hardware procurement, to IT asset management, to the Cloud–VLCM is a recognized leader in the industry, as evidenced by our status in the Tech Elite 250, the VAR500, and with our thousands of happy customers.

 We work to bring cutting-edge technology into the business-planning process and align our customers’ visions with the right products and professional services. When it comes to technology, VLCM has the experience needed to make a difference. Let us make a difference for you and your business.SASTER RECOVERY

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Friday, 29 July 2016 15:11

MJG Technologies

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MJG Technologies
PO Box 314
Pitman, NJ 08071

836 Camden Avenue
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Voice: 1-856-228-6118
Website: www.electricmatch.com

 


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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:47

Aerotech

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AeroTech Consumer Aerospace Division
RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
2113 W. 850 N. Street
Cedar City, UT 84721

Voice: 1-435-865-7100
Website: http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com/

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:33

New Contest Debut at HellFire

UROC's own Clair Mills has developed a new contest for HellFire flyer's this year that should prove to be quite a challenge...

The Alphabet Contest

Due to confusion caused by too many rules last year, things are going to be simpler this time.

RULES:

  1. Select any rocket that flies on a single motor, and bring it to the contest table to be registered
  2. Each time that rocket successfully flies* on a different letter** of motor, bring it back to the contest table to be recorded
  3. At 4 PM on Saturday, whoever has flown their rocket on the most different letters of motor, will be declared the winner
  4. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with the winners picking in that order from the available prizes

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

Published in HellFire
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

Special HellFire 22 Hotel - New Location

UROC members and other HellFire participants are able to take advantage of a special group rate provided to us by the Peppermill Hotel and Casino. The Peppermill Resort has 382 luxurious rooms, including 64 suites. Guest room amenities include mini Fridge, sitting areas, luxury linens, safety deposit box access, and in-room movies. Restaurant choices range from Pancho & Willie's fine Mexican to Cafe Milano's 24 hour dining and order-on-the-go Cafe Espresso. Check-in time begins at 4:00 p.m. Checkout time by 11:00 a.m.

RATES (Including tax and resort fees)

  • Wed: $63.84
  • Thu: $63.84
  • Fri: $145.04
  • Sat: $145.04

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JULY 28

**$ Resort Fee.  (Resort Fee includes WiFi internet access for hotel guests staying at any of the three properties-includes public areas and guest room, Use of the Montego Bay Fitness Center,  In-room coffee/coffee makers, and Shuttle service to any Wendover Resort Properties.)  

On-Line Reservations are not yet online but should be early next week. If you want to book now, feel free to use the email or phone procedure listed below.

Coming soon

 

Email Reservations

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information included:

  1. Reservation Code - ROCKET
  2. Your Full Name w/guest if applicable
  3. Your Mailing Address
  4. Phone number
  5. Dates in stay Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2017
  6. Smoking preference
  7. Credit Card Information
  8. *Confirmations will be emailed back once reservations have been made.
     

Phone Reservations

Call Marina Perez in the Marketing Office at (800) 217-0049 Ext. 36667. Tell her that you would like to reserve a room under the code ROCKET for Aug 2-6 2017.

Please note Marina's Office hours are 8AM-5PM Mon-Friday. If you leave a message it will be returned during these hours or you may call the numbers below.

 

Other Important Notes

Rainbow accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club. Personal or Business Checks will not be accepted unless special arrangements have been made.

If you have any other special interests or requests, please let us know at this time.

If you would like to make a room reservation for a date different from the date(s) in the block, you will need to make a separate reservation for that room(s). Extra rooms before or after your group’s block may or may not be available and may be a different rate. We will advise you on room availability and room rates. We can then join all of your reservations together.

A 48-hour cancellation notice applies to all individual to book and pay group reservations and can be made through Melissa at the numbers above or through our main reservations at (800) 537-0207.

Any reservation made without a credit card to hold will automatically be canceled at 6:00PM on the date of arrival.

When you arrive at the hotel for your group event, please check into your room at the hotel front desk of your group’s event. To help with this process please provide the front desk clerk with the following:

  1. Photo Identification
  2. A credit card to bill expenses from room incidentals or a $50.00 cash deposit is required. We accept all major credit cards and will not accept a personal or business check.
  3. Charges to your room are from using room amenities such as Pay-per-view movies, telephone, video games, etc. If you do not use any of these amenities your room bill will not be charged.
Published in HellFire
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:24

Register for HellFire

Published in HellFire
Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:12

HellFire 20 Wrap Up

We had an excellent HellFire launch! The twentieth anniversary of our annual launch was perfect. We had calm weather from Thursday to Saturday. We saw many flights go over our ten thousand foot AGL level. We were also pleased to be joined by Dot Hunt and her son.

I would like to recognize and thank the people who made this years Hellfire such a success; Heather Park (our chairperson), Dave Spencer, Clair and Maureen Mills, Randall and Cathy Redd, Tim Boschert, Neal Baker, and Joe Hinton.

We had several successful certification flights, congratulations to those that acheived their level one or two certifications with NAR and Tripoli.

We made new friends and gained some remote members at HellFire 20. We had the pleasure of meeting a nice couple from Arizona, Wayne and Sharon of Phoenix who are our newest long distance members, we look forward to seeing them again at future HellFire launches.

Thanks go out to the people who joined us at the banquet and awards Presentation. Awards were awarded as follows:

  • Highest altitude awards; Youth - No Contestants, Adult -Wayne Comfort.
  • Beauty Contest winner; Tony Bean's beautiful "Bomarc."
  • Presidents Award for best rocket; went to J Orr's unique and creatively launched "Hoosiers".
  • President Park also awarded a youth President award to Tony Bean's daughter for her "Catastrophe" rocket.

New Awards and a hope fully a new tradition given out this year were.

  • Heart of UROC Award: Given to Randall and Cathy Redd - dFor the reason that this club wouldn't exist if Randall and Kelly Jones hadn't started it on the dinner table in Randy's home over twenty years ago. Randall has always been able to be counted on to help out with any youth group. He has been our NAR representative and has been willing to help all who ask his advice in moving forward in their knowledge. And we'd all agree that no one build odd rocks like him.

  • The Dedication to UROC Award: Given to Neal Baker - Neal has served as president for multiple years. He came into the club when he was attending college, he has been editor of the Ballistic Beehive newsletter, he runs our website and has alway been a person that you can turn to and able to call upon for advice and guidance.

We were pleased to have been joined by one of greats in the rocket motor industry. Gary Rosenfield gave us a very interesting presentation on how he has been involved in model and high power rocketry over the years. His pictures and lecture showed the growth and changes in the hobby.

All in all Hellfire twenty was a total and smooth success!

And we've had an incredible time here at Hellfire 20!

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