Neal Baker

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:51

June Launch Cancellation

The Frank Hunt Field launch site along the Pony Express Road is tinder dry and windy. According to the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center the fire condition has been raised to high. Although an outright ban has not been issued yet, we fully expect this to occur and we have been advised against flying. In keeping with UROC's practice of following the suggestions of the experts on this matter the June Launch is cancelled.

We ask that all UROC club members avoid all rocketry activities in the west desert until the fire conditions have improved. Remember that the National Association of Rocketry and Tripoli Rocketry Association Site Owner's insurance does not cover you unless at a club sponsored event (approved by the officers and board of directors of the Utah Rocket Club as well as the United States Bureau of Land Management). If you cause a range fire in the desert by rocket activities you are on your own. The club's FAA waivers, Special Recreational Permits, and Landowner insurance are not in force at any time other than during actual club events

We are still looking forward to Hellfire 18 on the Salt Flats and hope you will be ready for a great launch.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact UROC Officers.

Friday, 02 March 2012 07:17

SLC Nerds and Rocketeers Unite!

Wonder Woman and Uhura visit UROC's booth at SLCNerd!The Utah Rocket Club will be displaying rockets and a video display at the SLC Nerd Show on Saturday, March 24th. This event seems to be a perfect venue for our club to introduce, instruct and inspire new rocketeers into our hobby. 

Like it or not, there's a little bit of nerd in all of us... The full press release for the event is listed below. We would very much like UROC rocketeers to help out with this exciting opportunity by letting us display your biggest and bestest rockets.

Tuesday, 13 November 2001 17:00

October 2001 Launch Review

After the FAA shut down the waivers at HellFire 7 due to the horror of September 11th there were lots of high power flights that had to be put on hold. The October launch was the answer to that. We obtained our 10,000ft. waiver from the FAA and the BLM also gave us a go. So, we were ready for a great launch and it was a great one too. There were a few disappointments (Level III certs) but it was a lot of fun anyway. We had several Level II certification flights that were successful.

Tuesday, 29 October 2002 17:00

March 2002 Launch Review

We tried, we really tried, but no matter what we did, no matter how many sacrifices to the rocket gods we made, we just could not get the weather to cooperate for our March 23rd launch. The day started out innocently enough, high clouds and moderate gusty winds. We flew about 30 rockets between nine and 11:00 and by then, the wind was so bad, that the rockets were posing a safety threat during their flights. The dust blowing through at times was so bad that you literally could not see your hand in front of your face.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007 09:28

October 2007 Minutes

The October, 2007 meeting of the Utah Rocket Club, took place on the 8th of the month. The meeting was held in room S1100 at the Salt Lake County Complex. The meeting had 14 members and visitors in attendance. The meeting was opened by Bruce Bell, the UROC president.

Tuesday, 13 November 2001 17:00

October 2001 Launch Review

After the FAA shut down the waivers at HellFire 7 due to the horror of September 11th there were lots of high power flights that had to be put on hold. The October launch was the answer to that. We obtained our 10,000ft. waiver from the FAA and the BLM also gave us a go. So, we were ready for a great launch and it was a great one too. There were a few disappointments (Level III certs) but it was a lot of fun anyway. We had several Level II certification flights that were successful.

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