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Olathe Centennial Field

 


This site is a full fledged R/C flying site. The field is northeast of Olathe, Colorado. It offers eveything for the powered or non-powered R/C flyer. There is also a very nice and long slope on the East side of the field that caters to the slope flyers. During the hot summer months, great thermals can be caught in the entire area. All flying activities moved to the new field about May 1st 2003 and several activities have already been held there.

Driving Directions: Whether you are coming from Delta or Montrose on Highway 50, you will turn east when you get to the stoplight at the Olathe exit (left turn when coming from Delta; right turn when coming from Montrose). From the stoplight, go 0.6 miles and turn left onto 6000 Rd.; drive north 1.5 miles to the intersection with Carnation Rd. Turn right onto Carnation and drive east 2 miles to the 6200 Rd. Intersection. Turn left onto 6200 Rd. and drive 1.4 miles. Just after crossing the Selig Canal, turn left toward the flying field; Proceed .4 miles and turn right on the access road to MMAA property. You will be able to see the flying field facilities from this turn.

Click here to see the 360° video- Windows Media Player Format .WMV Filmed August 22, 2004 7:00 am
UTM coordinates to the field are: Zone 13, NAD 27, 246171E 4282704N
Latitude and Longitude are: 38° 39' 50"N, 107° 55' 02"W (NAD27)
Elevation=5,512 ft