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.
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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.
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After 10 years, Tim Boschert has decided to step away from his role as Tripoli Prefect for the Tripoli Utah Chapter (UROC). Tim will continue to be a member of the club and will continue his Das Rocket's motor business. Tim has done a great job as prefect over the years. He has been willing to help new members with their certs and been a great source of knowledge for all UROC's members. He has done a tremendous job in the Prefect capacity and has helped to certify many of our members into high power. Unfortunately, with his leaving, the club is forced to find a new Prefect to take his place.
This position is not one to be taken lightly. Since the Prefect is the leader of the Prefecture, this individual must have knowledge of the rules of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, understand the proper operation of a safe rocket flying environment and have an understanding of the laws and regulations regarding High Power Rocketry. The minimum requirements for a member to be a Prefect is one year as an active Tripoli member and must have attained certification level 2.
One of the most important functions of the Prefect is to assist new members in receiving their certifications. The Prefect can bestow level 1 and level 2 certifications and administer the level 2 certification examinations. It is important that the Prefect make themselves consistently available at launches and other times to help make these certifications a positive and successful experience for the members.
The prefect is also responsible for obtaining the required authorizations from Tripoli for launches such as our Research launches as well as all the insurance documentation required each year. This individual must work closely with the other officers of UROC to coordinate the needs of the club as a whole. The Prefect is also UROC’s representative to the rest of the Tripoli Rocketry Association; they are expected to put forth a positive image of our club to the rest of Tripoli as well as the public at large.
Tim will continue in his role as prefect through HellFire and an election for our new Tripoli Prefect will take place at the September UROC meeting. If you are interested in being considered for the position, please make sure to attend the meeting. Be prepared to give a brief statement about yourself and your campaign platform. Only current Tripoli members will be allowed to vote or run in this election. You must bring your membership card to the meeting! The winner of the election will be in office for the remainder of 2016, through 2017 until officer elections in January of 2018.
If you would like to contact Tim in regards to the position and any other questions, please contact him here.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Fred Williams. Fred passed away on Thursday, April 21st after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Fred was a former club president and a long time member of the Utah Rocket Club and he will be missed.
Visitation Monday April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.
Visitation Tuesday April 26 from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.
The Utah Rocket Club's officers for the upcoming 2016 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 Ken Park presided over the elections.
The officers will be welcomed at the upcoming Christmas Party and will begin planning for the 2016 year immediately.
Please congratulate the officers when you see them as we look forward to a great UROC 2016.