National Sport Launch (West)

Starts:  May 27, 2023 09:00 (MT)
Ends:  May 29, 2023 17:00 (MT)

Come and fly in beautiful Colorado! Alamosa has a base elevation of over 7,500’ and sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. 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. Our launch site is relatively new to the club but has already logged hundreds of flights from all skills levels, boy scouts to high-power.

One exciting feature of NSL this year will be our Spudlofting competition, where you are challenged to reach a target altitude with a potato (one of the San Luis Valley’s staple crops) and return it in an edible condition. We have a pallet of potatoes to be lofted, so come prepared to enjoy some baked potatoes!

Our waiver will allow us to fly to 30,000 feet AGL. Flights will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m.

NSL Spudnik 2023 is hosted by the San Luis Valley Rocketeers, where our main goal is to pay it forward and expand the hobby to our younger generations. Our club hosts a launch on the second Saturday of every month during the summer.

For up-to-date information and forum discussion, visit our Facebook Page.

SPUDNIK National Sport Launch 2023 runs Saturday May 27 through Monday May 29, 2023.


37.38637, -106.09402
See above coordinates
Alamosa, CO 81101