Instrument Approach Procedures

The Telluride Regional Airport has four public instrument approach procedures to serve General Aviation, Business Jet, and Airline fleet needs. This combination of procedures provides options up to Category ‘C’ aircraft and weather minimums down to 1600’ above the threshold. Two special approach procedures exist (privately maintained) with even lower minimums and expanded straight-in and circling approach speed categories which are available for FAA approved operators.

For conventional, ground based navigation, three approaches are offered:

  1. LOC RWY 09
  2. VOR/DME-A
  3. LOC M RWY 09 (Private Special Localizer) **

Three Satellite based approaches are available:

  1. RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 09
  2. RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 09 (C.G. Required)
  3. RNAV (GPS) M RWY 09 – (Private Special Vertically Guided LPV Approach) **
Type VOR/DME-A
Public
LOC RWY 9
Public
LOC M RWY 9
Private Special
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 9
Public
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 9
Public
RNAV (GPS) M RWY 9
Special
CATEGORY *CAT A & B* *CAT A & B* CAT C *CAT A & B* CAT A-C CAT A-D
CONVENTIONAL
NAV Straight-In
11340-1½
(2300-1½)
10360-3
(1300-3) CAT C
CIRCLING 12420
(3400-6)
11340-1½
(2300-1½)
11200-3
(2200-3) CAT C
12140-1½
(3100-1½)
11640-3
(2600-3)
11640-3
(2600-3)
RNAV (GPS)
(WAAS/LPV)
* Climb Gragient REQ
10137-3
(1100-3)
CAT D- 390′ CG REQ
RNAV (GPS)
(WAAS/LP)
* Climb Gragient REQ
11500- 1½
(2500- 1½)
CAT B- 380′ CG REQ
10640-3
(1600-3)
CAT C- 380′ CG REQ
RNAV (GPS)
(LNAV Only)
* Climb Gragient REQ
11900-1½
(2900-1½)
RNAV (GPS)
(LNAV Only)
12140-1½
(3100-1½)

*Note: Procedures are subject to change, check the FAA website for the latest amendment.

Caution:
Due to high terrain in all quadrants, changing weather conditions, and climb gradient requirements of specific procedures, it is advised that operators carefully review takeoff, missed approach and balked landing contingency procedures when considering the various instrument procedures at Telluride.

Special Approach Procedures**

The Telluride Regional Airport has sponsored two private special approach procedures for use by FAA approved operators. These provide expanded approach speed categories up to Category D and lower weather minimums.

Due to the waivers that were required to design and implement these special approach procedures, the FAA has mandated additional aircraft and operator requirements to be met in order to receive authorization for use. An approved IAP Chart/plate and a FAA Letter of Authorization (or OpSpec) is required to fly the special procedures. Please provide 2-4 months of lead time in order to receive FAA authorization to use the special approach procedures. A hold harmless agreement is required to be in use between the operator and the procedure sponsor prior to use. To begin the approval process, submit an inquiry now.

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Will the RWY 27 circling approach minimums be utilized?


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