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Welcome to the beautiful San Luis Valley and southern Colorado. Our site near Alamosa has a base elevation of over 7,600’ and sits in a wide valley surrounded by mountains. It is about a 20 minute drive from the city of Alamosa to the flying field. The National Sport Launch West 2024 runs Saturday-Monday, May 25-26-27.
Expected Waiver is 52,000’ AGL.
Safety Enhancements are in effect and a safety briefing is required for all participants. An “OK to Fly” sticker will be applied to your lanyard once you have attended a briefing. You may attend the Saturday morning briefing at approximately 7:45 a.m. near LCO, or you may get your briefing from the team under the main tent.
Flights will begin at 8 a.m. daily and continue through 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday, closing at 2 p.m. on Monday.
NSL West-2024 is hosted by the San Luis Valley Rocketeers, where our main goal is to pay it forward and expand the hobby through younger generations. Our club hosts a regular launch on the second Saturday of every month during the summer. We also have an extensive youth outreach program, so watch for kids and first-timers at the event. Be friendly and lend a hand if it looks like they need one.
We recommend up-sizing your chute to accommodate the thinner air. Our launch field boasts clean sight lines in all directions with low scrub cover.