July 20, 2024

Telluride Air Force (TAF) promotes and regulates safe paragliding and hang gliding in Telluride, Colorado

TAF was established in 1973. We are proud of our more than 50 years supporting free flight in Telluride!

Through formal partnerships with the Telluride Ski Resort and the Town of Telluride, we are able to safely enjoy one of the most spectacular flying sites on earth.

If you want to fly Telluride, please first read our requirements to fly and our site guide.  You can reach us live on Telegram.

We welcome your tax deductible donations to support our mission of continuing foot-launched free flight over Telluride.  Rising insurance costs have jeopardized our sport and your contributions help to keep the sport accessible for pilots of all financial means.

(We are a Colorado non-profit corporation and a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.)

Swing seat flying high and free. Circa 1974. photo courtesy of Clint Wolf.Clint Wolf, a Telluride pioneer flyer, sitting on an ordinary plastic swing seat with no backup parachute flies a standard Rogallo hang glider high and free above Telluride circa 1974.