UROC Admin

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:54

Holiday Blast 2017 Cancellation

Speaking on behalf of the Utah Rocket Club, it is with regret that we inform you that this year's Holiday Blast event that was scheduled to take place on December 11th at Archibald's restaruant has been canceled. The reason for coming to this unfortunate decision was due to low registration numbers. 

Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in this event, and an additional nod of appreciation to those of you who did register. Full refunds for registration payments have been issued and should be seen within the next few business days if not already.

Over the next few weeks the plans for upcoming events and activities for UROC in 2018 will be announced and wlll hopefully provide many opportunities for UROC members to enjoy time together.

Our sincerest apologies for this change, we look forward to making up for it in the coming year.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please feel free to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to myself directly.

We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to flying with you again soon.

Neal Baker
President - Utah Rocket Club
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:24

October Launch is GO

UROC's upcoming launch for October 14 is a go. We anticipate the launch only taking place on Saturday (Oct 14) as opposed to a two-day launch due to the low temperatures but it looks like we should have a pretty good day.  A porta pottie will be onsite and the trailer is expected to roll in around 830am or so on Saturday morning. The more folks we have to help set the equipment up the quicker we can get flying. We do expect winds to increase later in the day so the earlier we can get the launch system up and running the more flight time we will have.

Details about the October Launch

Contests being held at the October Launch

Launch Site Information

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 21:41

Contests at October Launch

It's safe to say that Halloween is many people's favorite holiday. This appears to be the case with Mitch. He has come up with a couple of contests for us to participate in at the UROC Launch in October (14 and 15) to get us all in the Halloween spirit.

1. Best Halloween themed/decorated rocket - Entries will be judged first. The highest ranking rocket to successfully fly safely is the winner. Mitch will be providing prizes for these contests (thanks Mitch!) Fiirst prize is two G motors. Second prize is a Quest kit.

We will also be holding a "Most Repeated Flights" Contest, basically, whoever has the most successful, safe flights with any one rocket during the October launch will win. Same prizes for this contest as for the Halloween contest (Thanks again Mitch!).

In the event that a minor wins the first in either contest, the motor will be presented to their parents or guardian.

We'd really like to thank Mitch for the donations and the great ideas for the contests and would very much like to ask everyone to participate. We've got a few weeks to go before the launch and really looking forward to some greatr competition!

This launch will be held as a two-day event if the weather is cooperative. We have permission from the BLM for overnight camping at the launch site. We invite members to camp out Saturday evening and take advantage of the great weather early on Sunday as well. This launch will be held under the Tripoli Research rules. Also be aware that only members of UROC are allowed to participate in the launch. If you are not a member you can sign up online or at the launch.

As always, we will need help running the launch, RSO, LCO, pad managers and lots of help setting up and tearing down the range. We do have a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:00 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong and if the weather permits maybe start up some model rocketry in the evening. 

Sunday morning should prove to be some excellent flying time. The range should be set up, ready to go long before the wind catches us.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

View Launch Safety Codes

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:40

Upcoming UFO 2017 Contest

UROC's next event is our annual NAR sanctioned contest known as "UROC Fall Open" or "UFO" for short. This launch is for people competing in the contests, no high power flights will be taking place. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Event will take place from 8am to 2pm on Saturday, October 7. The contest will be held at our normal launch site Frank Hunt Field.

List of the UFO 2017 contest events:

There will not be a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:30 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

These events are for NAR members and we can sign you up at the site. 

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:19

HellFire 22 - Front Page News

Salt Lake Tribune's Robert Kirby is no stranger to HellFire. He has visited and written about Hellfire many times over the years. Here is what the Salt Lake Tribune says about Kirby: "Fool-in-residence Robert Kirby has been lampooning life in Zion since 1994. He has won numerous literary awards of dubious note but is most proud of blowing things up — particularly the tempers of those who take themselves too seriously."  Sounds like the perfect guy to write about HellFire.  His stories always tie back to the community and culture and a way that makes you laugh just a little. This year, Kirby followed UROC member Travis Tabbal as he attempted his NAR Level 3 certification flight at HellFire. Please take a minute and read this great article and the absolutely fantastic photos that Tribune photog Scott Sommerdorf  took.

Congratulations to Travis by the way! 

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/kirby/2017/08/09/boom-or-bust-you-cant-beat-shooting-off-rockets-even-when-they-go-awry/

Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:48

HellFire 22 Duty Roster

Please review the duty roster below, if you need to change a time or position that you are listed for please contact us immediately. You are also invited to sign up for additional times and positions if you'd like, again contact us as soon as possible. We really appreciate your help!

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Thursday - 8/3 RSO LCO PAD PAD REG
9:00am to 10:30am Randall Redd Clair Mills Michael Johnson    
10:30am to 12:00pm Allen Rollo Jason Evans      
12:00pm to 1:30pm Steve Thatcher Joe Helpworth      
1:30pm to 3:00pm Rob Hansen John Borget John Dupach    
3:00pm to 4:30pm Brad Overmoe Kim Nielsen      
Friday - 8/4 RSO LCO PAD PAD REG
9:00am to 10:30am Jim Yehle Joe Hinton Jonas Merrill    
10:30am to 12:00pm Ben Whitfield Kirk Weaver Tony Bean    
12:00pm to 1:30pm Rich Evans Jack Anderson Paul Adamson Josh Hatch  
1:30pm to 3:00pm Tim Thomas Alan Overmoe Bill Cooper    
3:00pm to 4:30pm Bruce Bell Bob Morstadt Clay Reynolds    
Saturday - 8/5 RSO LCO PAD PAD REG
9:00am to 10:30am Riley Meik Ken Adams Caleb Casey Spencer Pratt  
10:30am to 12:00pm   Kylee Eldredge Jayson Davis Judson Stephens  
12:00pm to 1:30pm Ryan Ellis Thomas Olson Scott Ripplinger Matthew Chicky  
1:30pm to 3:00pm          
3:00pm to 4:30pm    Michelle Baker      
Sunday - 8/6 RSO LCO PAD PAD REG
9:00am to 10:30am Dave Spencer David Daniel      
10:30am to 12:00pm Chris Baker        
12:00pm to 1:30pm Travis Tabbal        

 Assignees whose time occurs after the ending of a flight session (end of waiver) are expected to assist with closing up and securing the launch range for the night during their time allotment.

 

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