The Telluride Air Force is the hang gliding and paragliding club providing oversight and safety focused regulation in Telluride, Colorado USA.
The main foot launch is a rolling mountain slope located on Gold Hill. This high altitude start is 3735 meters (12,250ft) ASL with the designated valley landing zones at 2667 meters (8750ft) ASL. Landing zones within nominal glide range include: the wetlands known as the Pearl Property, (located at the towns immediate west end), further west is a long sporadically forested “Open Space Valley Floor,” and finally within town limits is the Telluride Town Park.
Due to the complex and rapidly changing atmospheric environment all visiting pilots are without exception required to fly with supervisory oversight of a Telluride Air Force member holding “guide pilot” status.