The 2023 FAI World Championships for Spacemodels will be held in the Austin metropolitan area. Austin is renowned as an active entertainment hub, and is called “the live music capital of the world.” Many prominent technology firms have a major presence in the city, including Apple, Dell, Facebook, Google, and IBM. The annual South by Southwest music, film, technology, and media conference draws tens of thousands of the world’s most influential people to the city each spring, and the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix brings over a hundred thousand visitors each fall.

The competition field for the World Championships will be located at the Apache Pass Event Center Airport, west-northwest of Rockdale, TX. The range and recovery area will cover approximately 500 acres (200 hectares). GPS coordinates for the field are 30°40’49.8″N 97°08’33.4″W (30.680505, -97.142596). A general range diagram is forthcoming.

The general flying site has over 500 acres of clear area.

The flying site is approximately 35 miles from the housing site.