The BLM has issued Red Flag warnings for significant parts of the state of Utah. Over 14,000 acres have already been burned. The normal launch site along the Pony Express Road is tinder dry. We expect the normal summer weather scenario to continue. Therefore, 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 17 on the Salt Flats and hope you will be ready for a great launch.