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.
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For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org
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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.
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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.
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RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
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The Alphabet Contest is a challenging contest where pre-planning can win or lose the game for you. The challenge is to successfully fly the same rocket on as many different letters in the alphabet as possible. So, the same rocket on an A, B, C or a H, I, J, K? Doesn't matter about the impulse its all about the design and forethought. Clair Mills came up with this contest last year and it's back for another year. This is a great way for folks at different Cert Levels to compete with each other.
1) Select any rocket with active recovery* 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
fine print:* Active recovery means parachute, streamer, helicopter, glider, etc. No tumble or "bounce" recovery.
** 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
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)
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.)
Password is "ROCKET"
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.
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 groups 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 groups event. To help with this process please provide the front desk clerk with the following: