Robb Szwarc at Orion Offroad came to us a little differently. He helped us out this year with the Donner Party Challenge by supplying the "Yukon Launch" energy drink that is so integral to the event. Robb's sho Orion Offroad is a small shop that can take care of any of your automotive needs. Whether it's customizng your latest Jeep monster to general maintenance on your daily driver Robb and his crew can help you.
Visit their Facebook page to read about some of the folks that have benefitted from Rofb's shop. We should also mention that Rofb is a rocketeer himself and has been out to a UROC launch with his son as well. Make sure to say hi to him out at HellFire!
Orion Off Road
2199 W. 2200 S.
West Valley City, UT 84119
LOC PRECISION was acquired by Barry Lynch in 2000 from Ron Schultz of Ohio. Over the next 16 years Barry took LOC to the next level by investing in LOC to do more….fly higher, more affordably and added touches of modern day quality. What Barry has given to LOC, he set industry standards for others to follow. Expanding the company to do more for education, youth and investing in the next generation of HPR flyers. In November 2016 LOC changed hands again, and it was more than a business transaction. It turned into a friendship! For Dave Barber and Jason Turicik of Plymouth Wisconsin it is a dream come true to have the blessing to work with their passions for design every day. Dave and Jason bring experience as previous owners of Yank Enterprises. As young entrepreneurs they had a catalog of over 20 rocket kits before the age of 21.
They bring fresh insight and new ideas. They promise to deliver exciting new selections, but also bring back "Retro" versions of the much loved classics from the good ol' days. They love working close with customers, and are open to phone calls, emails and Facebook feedback. They are happy to discuss custom orders and special requests. Along with traditions they will work to keep the relationships with educators to pass this hobby along to the next generation starting out through school. Very importantly, they value the ability to create and offer kits that are affordable for a Dad to take kids out to a launch. These guys are dedicated to maintain the high quality and service that LOC provided to customers over the last 31 years.
435A Factory Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: (920) 892-0557
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 50 years of innovation and design experience,
From sand to snow, Smith continues to blend clean style into products tuned for thrilling experiences, while maintaining an inclusive and vibrant personality. To us it is ALL about friends on powder days. The experience is everything. Here’s to one hell of a good time for the next 50 years.
Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything.
Smith Optics, Inc.
PO Box 160464
Clearfield, UT 84016
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time.
Aerospace Specialty Products (ASP) specializes in Scale, Educational and Competition Model Rocket Kits as well as everything that goes with them.
ASP's model rocket kits range from introductory kits with the beginner in mind to more advanced models for the experienced builder. Made with top-quality parts, their kits also feature complete and detailed instructions - you'll never wonder "what do I do next"? ASP designs model rocket kits for the modeler who actually wants to build rockets, as opposed to just putting together a prefab kit - our philosophy is that the more you put into a model, the more pride and enjoyment you get out of it!
For the educational customer ASP provides discounted bulk packed model rocket kits, as well as supplying practically anything else you may need to use model rocketry in your classroom. If you're a teacher, scout leader, home schooler, ASP can help you use model rocketry to bring the fun of science to your kids!
ASP also carry a wide variety of model rocket parts and materials for bringing your own designs to life: Industry-standard spiral wound model rocket body tubes, precision turned wood nose cones and transitions, centering rings, launch lugs and much more.
If you're into model rocket competition, Aerospace Speciality Products is your go-to source for ultra-thin and lightweight competition parachutes, thin laser-cut fiberglass fins and other items to help you bring those coveted trophies home!
Aerospace Speciality Products is an officially recommended vendor for the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
Selection, quality, service and knowledge - whether you're just learning about rocketry, or a seasoned rocketeer, Aerospace Speciality Products has something for you.
ASP brings nearly 50 years of model rocketry experience to you! Visit our secure online store for a complete look at our model rocket kits and other products, and safe and easy online ordering.
Aerospace Speciality Products
3060 Camellia Lane
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Phone: (813) 741-0032
Fax: (425) 699-8948
Even from a safe distance, when a rocket three times your height roars up from the Salt Flats to 25,000 feet in less than a minute, you feel a blast of heat, you feel the ground shake and you feel raw excitement.
HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC), is one of few remaining events where launching rockets to that height is even permitted. UROC must obtain special clearance for the event, which takes place this year August 3-6.
Though HellFire is technically an amateur launch, we’re talking serious rocketry here. Participants from around the country launch rockets ranging from foot-tall wonders to towering monsters that weigh in at over 100 pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with hundreds of pounds of pure thrust.
Now in its 22nd year, HellFire continues to grow. Many people attend not to launch, but simply for the thrill of watching. Between launches, visitors enjoy examining rockets and components close-up and speaking with the experts who build and launch them.
Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome to come watch.
HellFire will be held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Take Exit 4 on Interstate 80 and follow easy-to-spot signs. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.
Tips for visitors:
For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org
VLCM has been in business for over thirty years, and in that time, we’ve helped thousands of customers throughout the Rocky Mountain West find the proper solutions for their IT needs. Our success has come as a result of adapting expertise and experience amid the ever-changing world of information technology.
Privately owned since 1983, VLCM provides comprehensive IT solutions for the most complex IT environments. In both public and private sectors, we service the best companies and organizations throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona. From software and hardware procurement, to IT asset management, to the Cloud–VLCM is a recognized leader in the industry, as evidenced by our status in the Tech Elite 250, the VAR500, and with our thousands of happy customers.
We work to bring cutting-edge technology into the business-planning process and align our customers’ visions with the right products and professional services. When it comes to technology, VLCM has the experience needed to make a difference. Let us make a difference for you and your business.
3520 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Jeff Genzel started MJG Technologies in 2003 in order to provide for a growing demand of electric match and igniters within the United States. In answer to the ever increasing demand for a quality product at an affordable price, in 2009, MJG Technologies Inc. opened a second manufacturing facility in Zacatecas, Mexico. This 10,000 square ft. facility is their base of assembly and worldwide distribution.
Their product line includes the MJG Firewire Initiator - Made mainly for consumer fireworks and rocketry, wires, clips and many more items.
PO Box 314
Pitman, NJ 08071
836 Camden Avenue
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Since its founding in 1982, AeroTech has grown to become the largest supplier of "D" through "G" power composite model rocket motors, mid-power rocket kits and related products and "H" through "N" high power rocket motors in the world. If you have flown any mid-power or high-power rockets. You have no doubt used an Aerotech product.
AeroTech has been producing rocket motors for the motion picture special effects industry since the early 1980`s. AeroTech rocket motors have been featured in numerous motion pictures since then, and you can look for them in "Iron Eagle", Delta Force 2", "Tank Girl", "Star Trek: Generations," "Tomorrow Never Dies," and "October Sky". AeroTech also supplies rocket motors to educational institutions and rocket parts to other hobby rocket kit manufacturers. AeroTech kits and motors have been featured in a National Geographic article and PBS television show on thunderstorm research, a Travel Channel special on Ray Halm`s "Aries" project, a "Junkyard Wars" episode and a Discovery Channel "Mythbusters" program on the legend of Wan Hu.
The core strength of AeroTech`s product line is its composite propellant rocket motor technology. Compared to conventional black powder propellant, composite propellant can produce up to three times the power for the same propellant weight. In addition, composite propellant technology permits the creation of rocket motors with performance characteristics and sound and visual effects not possible with black powder propellant technology.
Charlie will be onsite to talk about Aerotech's newest products, answer questions and remind us just how cool Aerotech is!
AeroTech Consumer Aerospace Division
RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
2113 W. 850 N. Street
Cedar City, UT 84721
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
Mike and the other folks at Madcow have supported HellFire for years. If you don't already know their products you should. Madcow offers craftsman quality kits that are truly enjoyable to build. Their kits come complete with everything you need to build and fly except the glue and paint (and a motor of course). Grab some 5 minute epoxy and most of their kits can literally be built and flown at the flying field the same day!
Madcow's high quality kits start with precision laser cut plywood fins and centering rings. Fins and rings consistently fit nice and snug. This keeps your build sessions fun and free of frustration.
The recovery system leaves nothing more to buy here. All of their kits come complete with a long lasting Rip-Stop Nylon Chute, a Flame-Proof Parachute Blast Protector and Kevlar (2.6" and smaller) or Tubular Nylon (4" and larger) shock cord (recovery system optional on some kits to save you money).
Flame-Proof Parachute Blast Protectors mean your parachute is safe and sound and no more cleaning up all that pesky chute wadding after each flight.
Thru-The-Wall fins are a snap with pre-slotted body tubes. No more cutting out body tube wrappers to pencil cutting lines on the body tube. No more slipped knife blade marks spiraling away from the fin slots. Just a nice clean pre-cut slot for your fins.
All of this makes for a complete kit that is easy to build and fun to fly.
23016 Del Lago Drive, Unit C
Laguna Hills, CA 92653