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User currently offlineDBCooper From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

I understand these are both pretty restricted airports for commercial operations due to altitude, runway length, obstacles and local restrictions/laws.

Anyone know of a source regarding restrictions on commercial operations?

For example, what types are permitted - or not - at both points. Looks like Aspen is 146 territory for jet ops, for example.


Thx.....DBC

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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3041 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

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TEX/KTEX North Americas "highest commercial airport"
Has a 64ft dip in the middle and is a real automatic seat belt tightener on approach.

Flown in there with my dad as pilot many times. Has like a 120" average snowfall per year at least that is what the FBO told me once.

Here is a link

http://www.tellurideairport.com/

Okie


User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

the problem with the airport is the high elevation affects aircraft perfomance . All airplanes are certified thru part-25 performance requirments. All commercial and part 135 for hire airplanes must meet climb gradient ,accelerate and stop and single engine go around numbers. and at higher elevation fields the performance will not meet these requirements.

User currently offlineSkiordie From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

What I have hear and remeber is that the people of Aspen don't want to enlarge the airport to accomodate 737 size aircraft. Their seems to be plenty of runway for all the private jets however.



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

What I have hear and remeber is that the people of Aspen don't want to enlarge the airport to accomodate 737 size aircraft. Their seems to be plenty of runway for all the private jets however.


Its not just runway. Single engine climb performance is the problem at ASE. After the plane gets airborne, if it loses an engine, it may not be able to clear terrain.

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