INITIATING FOOT LAUNCHED FLIGHT FROM WITHIN THE TELLURIDE SKI RESORT BOUNDARIES IS FORBIDDEN AND ILLEGAL DO TO EXPIRATION OF INSURANCE POLICY. The Telluride Air Force, a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization does not condone, encourage, or permit, any flight initiating from the Telluride Ski area boundary and is further devoid of any responsibility involving such activity.   We wish you high flights with happy landings from elsewhere. : (

Make a tax deductible donation to the Telluride Airforce, a 501(c)(3) organization, insurance fund:


All Pilots must be accompanied to launch by a TAF Guide Pilot.

The Telluride Air Force (TAF) is the hang gliding, paragliding, and speed gliding non-profit organization providing oversight and safety-focused regulation of foot-launched aviation in Telluride, Colorado USA.

Telluride is a high-altitude, complex, mountain-flying environment.

Visiting pilots are required to receive a mandatory site orientation and be accompanied by a “Guide Pilot” for all flights no exceptions. This mandatory site orientation is given by the TAF membership free of charge.

Flying without authorization of the Telluride Air Force is a Misdemeanor punishable by a fine or imprisonment.

Use TAF uses the messenger app Telegram for organizing flights, vehicles, meetups. Contact TAF Guides directly.

2m FM transceiver frequency: 151.925

Federal Aviation Administration regulations state it is illegal to fly above 17,999 ASL.

Flying by Guide Pilot Dan Olsen, “Hang Glider” song by WAX. 

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.

Videos, photos, and audio stories of exciting days in the Wild Blue Yonder are located in the Media drop-down menu above and on the TAF FaceBook group page.

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