HellFire 20 Tee Shirt
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:
Our February UROC meeting promises to be special. UROC's own Matt Steele will be giving us a presentation regarding his experience in the Ukraine as he and the rest of Team USA brought home 4 Gold Medals at the 2016 World Space Modeling Championship. This should be a great presentation, and one not to be missed. Attendance is free and you are welcome to bring friends. We really would like to have you there!
We meet in Room N1100 at the Salt Lake Government Building. Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival and note that food and drink are not permitted.
The Utah Rocket Club's officers for the upcoming 2017 year were elected at the November General Meeting. We would like to thank all of the members of UROC that showed up at the meeting to help in this important decision. The current UROC President Heather Park presided over the elections.
Our new officers for the 2017 flying year are:
Additionally we have had a change in our Tripoli Prefect. Effective in 2017 Jim Yehle will be the Prefect for the Tripoli Utah Prefecture.
The officers will be present at the upcoming Holiday Blast and will begin planning for the 2017 year immediately.
Please let the 2016 officers know how much you have appreciated their hard work and diligence through the 2016 year, they did a great job! Also, make sure to take a moment to introduce yourself to the new officers when you see them as we look forward to a great UROC 2017.