The West Baden Springs Hotel, Indiana, USA

West Baden Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

Local: (812) 936-9300
Toll Free: (888) 936-9360
Fax: (812) 936-2100



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West Baden Springs Hotel

The Atrium of the West Baden Springs Hotel has been the site of numerous national and international indoor duration contests. The site hosted the 1980 F1D Indoor World Championships won by Erv Rodemsky and Team USA. The Hotel site was renovated and reopened as a full service luxury hotel in 2006. For the past four years, a two-day indoor contest has been held in the early spring. This contest continues to attract fliers from all over the United States. The fliers have usually included the top US F1D fliers including most, if not all, of the US F1D team.


The Atrium is a Category III site with a height of just over 29m to the central celing structure.


The Atrium is a Category III site with a height of just over 29m to the central ceiling structure. The dome girders are an additional 2m above the central structure (referred to as the “pancake” by the fliers). The dome is supported by the surrounding walls and columns which are 20m high. The atrium is a superb indoor flying site. Many national and World Records have been set there including the still standing Cat III F1 open record by eight-time World Champion Jim Richmond. Just this last March, Bill Gowen’s F1M exceeded the current F1M Cat III world record time.

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