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Thread: Another "Challenge Accepted" Landing at TEX, Telluride

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    Default Another "Challenge Accepted" Landing at TEX, Telluride

    This challenge is altitude of the airport (9070') versus mountains all around at 12K to 14K feet. And because the airport is in a box-canyon, there is only one way in or out. Landing is onto 9, departing is off 27. However with the runway being 7,011' long and quite wide, even with a 6-10 crosswind from 030 I didn't see a problem in either the landing or the takeoff. A heavier wind day, yes the crosswind could certainly have been an issue!

    Having said that, if in an under-powered or near under-powered aircraft a Go Around could be a problem because you'd be heading straight towards the end of the box canyon. But at least you should have some airspeed already, rather than starting from zero.

    So to get there I took-off and did a T&G while departing Montrose Regional Airport, MTJ. Then a landing at the "top of the world" appearing Flying M&M Ranch airstrip, OC06. (That's one hell of an airstrip for a "Ranch"!! From there I proceeded to TEX with the intention of shooting a ILS Approach to Final onto 9 and Land using freq. 109.3 as published.

    ILS 9 does work mostly as expected, except it puts you about 50 yards to the left the runway. So I had to do a Go Around and do a manual approach o stay on line.

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    Last edited by Rupert; 05-20-2020 at 02:26 PM. Reason: add info
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    Hey Michael, nice challenge airport! Well played on the go around. The scenery looks great also!

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    In default Fsx, one of the missions is to land a Lear at Telluride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjohnston View Post
    In default Fsx, one of the missions is to land a Lear at Telluride.
    I can see that! RW there are a lot more Lears and more expensive planes on site at TEX than Mooneys and such!! A Citation X would not even get noticed there. And all those planes have plenty of power to negotiate the mountains as well.

    Michael

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    Michael, you might enjoy this video. "Premier 1 Driver" lands a bizjet on 27 at Telluride! Sorry it's so long, the whole flight from KEGE basically, but skip forward to about 32 min to see the approach/landing. Check out his channel if that sort of thing interests you, he does a lot of flying in and out of Colorado airports.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAwVFbLdl4c

    Jim

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    Yes! Looks like a great approach!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Michael, you might enjoy this video. "Premier 1 Driver" lands a bizjet on 27 at Telluride! Sorry it's so long, the whole flight from KEGE basically, but skip forward to about 32 min to see the approach/landing. Check out his channel if that sort of thing interests you, he does a lot of flying in and out of Colorado airports.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAwVFbLdl4c

    Jim
    Thanks Jim! And yes, a "bizjet" is the norm at TEX. Even a King Air @appx. $1,700 per hour average operating cost is considered "small potatoes" there.

    Michael

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    Lol! I know, I was doing some "fuel burn" stuff recently with the Citation XLS+ and the wheels started turning so I looked at the national average for jet fuel, did some quick math, and decided I'm really glad I'm just simulating! That's just the fuel! ...and if the weather doesn't cooperate and you have to take the alternate you just spent another $1500 and didn't end up where you were trying to go! I'm thinking all these expensive toys may be a little outta my league

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Michael, you might enjoy this video. "Premier 1 Driver" lands a bizjet on 27 at Telluride! Sorry it's so long, the whole flight from KEGE basically, but skip forward to about 32 min to see the approach/landing. Check out his channel if that sort of thing interests you, he does a lot of flying in and out of Colorado airports.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAwVFbLdl4c

    Jim
    Interesting approach for sure! Of course he was using the obligatory "pilot voice"
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    Hey Jim,

    That $1,700 per hour cost is just AOPA estimated costs on a King Air for fuel and FAA required work only. It doesn't include any expenses related to purchase, unexpected repairs, insurance, pilots, navigation, parking or hanger fees, etc.

    Michael

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