Canadian Express – Telluride! April 25th
Written by JT on April 21, 2015
Telluride Regional Airport at an elevation of 9,078 feet above sea level, was the highest commercial airport in North America with scheduled passenger flights, until Great Lakes Airlines ended service in 2014.
The runway is on a plateau and still dips slightly in the center, although the dip was more pronounced prior to a renovation in 2009. It can be a challenging but beautiful approach for pilots. During winter months, about 20% of the scheduled commuter airline flights end up diverting to other airports because of abruptly adverse landing conditions. When flying to the Telluride Regional Airport, pilots must be aware of unique issues impacting the airfield including high terrain exceeding 14,000 feet, as well as the airport’s location on a plateau with a thousand-foot (300 m) drop to the San Miguel River below.
Telluride Regional Airport is the destination in the Telluride Landing mission supplied with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots & virtual airlines to join us on Saturday, April 25th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2015 fly-in where we fly from Oakland (KOAK) to Telluride (KTEX).
This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress sponsored event that will be flown on the VATSIM network.
More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here.
See you all on Saturday the 25th!