This launch will be held as a 2 day event.
We have permission from the BLM for overnight camping at the launch site. We invite members to camp out Friday night and/or Saturday evening.
COVID-19 rules will apply to this launch.
Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 Symptoms will not be allowed and asked to stay home. To learn about COVID-19 Symptoms please visit below.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
Anyone considered high risk is encouraged to review below information. If you are high risk, unless you are vaccinated, you will NOT be allowed to LCO/RSO.
COVID-19 High Risk Information
To learn more about COVID-19 and to find answers to your question you may have please visit.
Utah State COVID Website
This launch will be held under the Tripoli Research rules. You must be a UROC member to fly at UROC club launches. If you are not a member or your membership isn't current, you can sign up or renew online only prior to the launch. You may NOT sign up at the event. The Member bringing the Non-Member must register the guest. Anyone, Members or Non-Members, must agree and follow all the same COVID safeguards and rules as everyone else. If you are registering someone covered in your Family Membership, please register them as well via the "register another member" path (not guest).
To Fly at a UROC launch you must be a member of UROC and Tripoli or NAR. Kids 18 and under can fly Model Rockets with the direct supervision of an adult that is a Tripoli or NAR member. You can find more details about this here. http://www.tripoli.org/InsuranceFAQ.
This event will be held by Registration Only. You can NOT register at the event. Membership in UROC and Registration for this event must be completed before you attend.
Registration cost for this event is included in your membership. There will be no additional costs to attend.
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. 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.
No "Sparky" motors of any kind will be allowed!
The Launch Site
Frank Hunt Field (formerly Pony Express Test Range) is the name of the location that the Utah Rocket Club uses for its primary launch site. The range is huge, treeless, and really a great place to fly rockets. We are lucky enough to have a 10,000 ft. AGL waiver at this site. We maintain a special permit on the location provided to us by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and an Airspace Waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The elevation of the launch site is 5300 feet above sea level and is very susceptible to thermals. It is therefore a great location for duration contest events. Frank Hunt Field is used with the permission of the US. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). We have a waiver in place at these launches from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows our members to fly high-powered rockets to altitudes as high as 10,000ft AGL.
Frank Hunt Field launch events are insured by the National Association of Rocketry and/or the Tripoli Rocketry Association.
Frank Hunt Field is a high desert environment. This means that the temperatures can vary from month to month, and even from hour to hour. Remember that during the day, the site can be very hot and at night, very cold. Always make sure to wear your sunscreen (We recommend SPF 45) even when it is not hot and bring LOTS of WATER.
We try to have at least one porta-potty unit onsite for each launch at the field but cannot always guarantee it. If expected turnout is going to be very small or questionable due to weather or other circumstance it may be decided to forgo the cost of renting the porta-potty. It's important to remember that the nearest restroom facilities are at least a 15 minute drive away.
You can contact us a day or two prior to the launch to find out if a Porta-Potty will be available or not. The GPS Coordinates for the Pony Express Test Range are: North 40.21879°, west 112.24618°.