Launch sites

All three launching sites are easy to reach. Every 40 minutes a bus starts from the main terminal in Roldanillo, stops at the launch site Aquapanela and passes by close to Pico. The competition launch site is reached by private cars, which start at Cloudbase Colombia or at the park.

From all three sites starting is possible in the morning. At around noon the Pacific wind starts up and comes in over the mountains, which makes starting impossible. If you’re already up in the air and flying in the valley the wind will not disturb you.

From all three launch sites starting is fairly easy. Every pilot will find during his or her stay the favorite launching pad.

El Pico

Koordinates: 76.203233°W; 4.406767°N

Orientation: N - E - S

Height above sea level: 5959ft

Height difference to the valley: 2850ft

 

Specials:

- Drive from Roldanillo ca. 35 min.

- Slightly windy, varying

- Little space for preparation

- Startingtime from 8 am to 2 pm  

- No starting fees yet

Los Tanques

Koordinates: 76.153400°W; 4.476267°N

Orientation: N - E - S

Height above sea level: 5400ft

Height difference to the valley: 2400ft

 

Specials: 

- Drive from Roldanillo 1h

- Big launch site

- Good thermal

- Caution: Pacific wind, tailwind/ rotor 

- Starting time from 8 am to midday

- Starting fee: 3000 pesos (1,2 EUR / CHF)

Aguapanela 

Koordinates: 76.203233°W; 4.406767°N

Orientation: N - E - S

Height above sea level: 5959ft

Height difference to the valley: 2850ft

 

Specials:

- Drive from Roldanillo 30 min.

- Big launch site

- Good thermal

- North wind can complicate takeoff

- If wind from north: better start from Pico 

- Startingtime form 8 am to ca. 1 pm

- No starting fees yet 


Cloudbase Colombia

Carrera 9 # 8 - 65

761550 Roldanillo

Valle del Cauca

Colombia

 

+57 318 876 89 99 

+57 32 (2) 229 91 06

info@cloudbasecolombia.com