hosts monthly sport launches from 1:30 to 5:00 PM on the third Sunday
of every month (except December, when it's the second Sunday). The launches are held eight miles north of Espaņola, NM (across
the higway from Alcalde, NM.)
JPG (33k) map to launch site
Launch site on Google Maps
All rocketeers are welcome, as are spectators. Although
the Zia Spacemodelers club charges no launch fee, the BLM requires that
we collect a fee of $5.00 per flier at each launch (or, the flier can
pick up trash from the launch field for 30 minutes instead). Spectators
may attend for free. The site can handle motors up to K impulse
maximum, and we generally have an FAA waiver for flights up to 5,000'
Click here (PDF, 10k) for a
printer-friendly version of our
monthly launch notice, including a map.
Click here (JPG, 516k) for a
satellite photo of the launch site.
support equipment available:
we have 1/8" x 3' rods,
3/16" x 3' rods,
1/4" x 6' rods, a 3/8" x 6' rod, and a
12V battery relay launcher.
is a 1/2" x 9' launch rod and a
6' launch rail. If
you need either of these, contact Tom Beach,
before the launch.