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Friday, 03 February 2017 23:22

Special Presentation at February Meeting

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.

 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 23:36

Featured Flights

Below are just some of the amazing projects that our members have flown (or tried to fly) through the years. We would love to add your project to our list. Please send us any details and pictures you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we'll post them. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:00

UROC Welcomes 2017 Officers

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:

  • Neal Baker - President
  • Bryan Mogensen - Vice President
  • Kim Neilsen - Secretary
  • Robert Hansen - Treasurer

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. 

Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:13

Scale Rocketry "must have" available again!

bookAn important book for both
 scale model and history buffs has returned! The book "Small Sounding Rockets' by Richard Morrow is now back in print.  The companion CD has many color photos and enlargeable drawings of the vehicles in the book. New to the Small Sounding Rockets companion CD is an exhaustive library of blueprints of the Cooper Development Corporation ASP-I (Plumbob), SCAMP, and ASCAMP with the sampler (diffuser)  nose. The most complete data on the Terrapin is also included. If you are looking for the data for that next scale project or just love rocket history, don't miss out on your opportunity to get hold of this great book! This book has recieved high praise for its detail and quality of information and it's great to have it available once again.  An order form is attached below.
Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:33

September Launch Cancelled

This is a status update for the upcoming September 17 Research Launch - Hazardous wildfire conditions have resulted from low fuel moistures and hot, dry weather. These conditions are expected to persist with extreme fire behavior possible. So far this season, the majority of fires have been human caused. It is the policy of the Bureau of Land Management to take all necessary actions to protect human life, the public lands and the resources and improvements thereon through the prevention of wildfires. The Frank Hunt Field (our launch site) is currently under a fire restriction status. As predicted, this restriction has cancelled our upcoming launch scheduled for September 17.  

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Monday, 29 August 2016 14:09

Team USA Brings Home Gold

UROC member Matt Steele has been in the Ukraine for the International Rocketry Competition (Internats) this past week. The Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) is the governing world body, covering not only spacemodeling and aeromodeling, but all aspects of aviation. Each member country is represented within the FAI by its national aero club, which in the United States is the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The NAA delegates authority for aeromodeling and spacemodeling to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). The AMA sponsors the US Spacemodeling Team, as well as a number of aeromodeling teams.

The U.S. Team for a WSMC is selected by a flyoff process that is held at the opening weekend of NARAM one year prior to the WSMC. The flyoff is open to all U.S. NAR members. In between the biennial WSMC, regional FAI-sanctioned international competitions called “World Cups” are held each year, each with 4 or 5 of the 8 WSMC events. U.S. FAI fliers use these to practice their skills in preparation for a WSMC or for the US team-selection flyoff. Of the 25 or so that are held worldwide each year there is typically one of these held in the US, the “Capitol Cup” in Mansassas, VA in September of odd-numbered years and the “CanAm Cup” in Muskegon, MI every June.

This year the US Senior team won the Gold Medal in Class S2P - Precision Eggloft and Emma Kristal won the individual Gold Medal.

rankingsThe United States S1B altitude team won the Silver Medal Team members included Steve Kristal, Dr. Bob Kreutz and Matt Steele. Dr. Bob also won individual gold with a truly fantastic flight. The team bested 15 other teams and came up just a very tiny bit short of winning the gold.

Matt was also awarded an individual gold medal for Scale Altitude. (A scale model of a rocket judged on accuracy of scale, then flown to the highest altitude.) This means Matt will be bringing home an individual gold medal, a Team gold medal and a Team silver medal. (He competed in 3 events and he is bringing home a medal from all 3 events.)

Congratulations Matt and all of Team USA for a fantastic showing!

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