Villa Grove, CO - Colorado Fly Week 2012 introduces the Rocky Mountain Airman's Rendezvous & The Mountain Flyer Championships
* June 30 - July 8, 2012 *
Make this a part of your summer western circuit. Compete for killer trophies and/or enjoy casual flying fun with big air or heavenly glass-offs, all along the 100+ mile long Sangre de Cristo mountain range boasting nine fourteeners and easy retrieves. Make your way back to the main LZ for cold beer, live music, food vendors, stage shows and banquet night with burlesque show on Saturday night (7/7). The Salida Circus will entertain the kiddos on Saturday, providing face painting, short shows, games and more. So pack up the whole family - plenty to do for everyone!
We know you can fly in the flatties, so come see if you can fly out and back, challenging small courses and a reason to make it home. You won't lose your girl you'll just lose your turn. No other meet will have more beautiful women serving drinks, selling tees, caps and more. This is a fundraiser to save our road to launch, so come sky out and support our cause!
You will not want to miss this event!
**stay tuned for more details as they develop.....check back here often....
For more information about the competition, contact Fred Kaemerer - email@example.com or 720-295-7678
For more information about the location and the site itself, contact Larry Smith, 970.209.5212
For more information about the area, places to stay, things to do, pre-registration info & donations, and to volunteer to help with the event, contact Tiffany Smith (that's me), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page, facebook/ColoradoFlyWeek2012
For those of you that have never seen Villa Grove here is a video of a great glass off flight HangDiver and I had last May. Most of the video is looking up the Sangre De Cristo range to the north but at the 5:00 mark is a great view looking south.
Tiffany and Larry's house can be seen at the 7:50 mark near the upper left corner near where we landed.
Villa Grove is amazing, especially if you catch a glass off.
Larry and Tiff are outstandingly gracious hosts and it will be great!
The valley is huge and hanging out is very cool, but there is world class mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater kayaking, hiking 30 mintues away along with great dining, art galleries, music, in case you are bringing non-flying family with you.
Best to just hang out at the Smith's, but there is plenty to do in the heart of rockies even if you don't fly. It is an amazing area.
Here is Fred's takeoff on a moderately strong day at launch
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hey JJ - thanks for posting that helpful info! and the videos....and...tom, the picture, you guys are awesome. let's keep this thread alive and post back often. we've gone big in the past, but this will be gargantuan!!
anyone with videos or photos of Villa, please post up so those who haven't seen our site before can get a small taste.