The Telluride Air Force is a hang gliding and paragliding non-profit organization providing oversight and safety-focused regulation in Telluride, Colorado USA.

Telluride’s complex and rapidly changing atmospheric environment require visiting pilots, without exception, to fly with supervisory oversight of a Telluride Air Force member holding “Guide Pilot” status.

Telluride Air Force  P.O. Box 3113,  Telluride, CO 81435  email:

Swing seat flying high and free. Circa 1974. photo courtesy of Clint Wolf.

Clint Wolf ski launched on a plastic swing seat, (seat belted), high and free over Needle Rock, Circa 1974.

Australians pilots Tony Armstrong and Rob DeGroot above Telluride.

TAF pilot Keith Brown.

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  1. Mike Hennig

    Hi, my name is Mike.

    I live in NJ and I’ll be on a week long ski trip to Telluride, starting this Saturday.
    Besides skiing I also paraglide and would like to take the opportunity to fly in Telluride.
    I hold a P3 rating. I learned it in the Alps and have been mainly flying in the North East for the last 17 years.

    Besides following the requirements listed on the web site, what is the best way to hook up with you?

    — Mike

    1. JC

      Post on the Chat Box on the right of website pages. Leave your contact info. Also check for anyone posting they might try to fly, as pilots sometimes post before they go.

  2. Maciej

    Hi guys I’m a P2 pilot from Carbondale Colorado I was trained by pine i’ve done10 sites and 95 solos, but I haven’t finished P3 paperwork unfortunately yet. I’m in town this weekend for a ride fast, and was wondering if I might find someone to sponsor me if it be possible for me to do the milk run. Please let me know .
    (941) 807-5208

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    It makes sense though. As Mr. Adams states, a bicycle is in fact a very important part of a young person’s life so, the loss of Herman Mankiewicz’s bike must have been a traumatic experience. Too bad he didn’t keep the bike as that symbol of “lost innocence” in the movie but as we all know bicycles are not flamable! A wood sled thrown in a fireplace is!!


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