SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT - IT MUST BE PLANNED
CRESTED BUTTE AIRPORT IS OPEN
[OC02] [3V6] Runway 11 - 29 4,485 Ft. x 30 Ft. Black Asphalt (excellent condition, wide shoulders, see photos)
RWY 11 slopes downhill approx. 2%. T/F 800-663-5374
Coordinates N38° 51.115’ W106° 55.970’ (Denver Sectional)
Field Elevation 8,980 Ft. MSL
 
Frequencies
Crested Butte Unicom/CTAF 122.80 MHz
DENVER RADIO (AFSS, HBU RCO) 122.55 MHz
DENVER CENTER 125.35 MHz
GUNNISON Unicom 122.70 MHz
Gunnison AWOS KGUC 135.075 MHz (970-641-3240)
Monarch Pass AWOS KMYP 124.175 MHz (719-539-4436)
Copper Mt. AWOS KCCU 118.075 MHz (970-968-1715)
La Veta Pass AWOS KVTP 119.925 MHz (719-587-3120)
Wolf Creek AWOS KCPW 121.125 MHz (970-264-2180)
 
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE
Monitor Unicom 122.80 MHz
All Lights ON within 20 NM of the airport (see map)>
Obtain Altimeter Setting on GUC AWOS 135.075 MHz. VFR holding may be necessary at Jacks Cabin due to traffic at the Crested Butte airport. If necessary, hold clockwise at Jacks Cabin, stay EAST of the highway (CO Hwy 135), maintain 10,000 Ft. MSL and 90 KIAS in the hold.
 
Inbound from the South, maintain 9,800 Ft. MSL and 90 KIAS within 5 NM of the airport. Report position on Unicom. Proceed single file, stay on the RH side (east) of the CO Hwy 135 (to Crested Butte).
 
Inbound from the North, (Kebler Pass, Schofield Pass, Maroon Pass) stay North and West of the town of Crested Butte. Then southbound on the RH side (west) of the highway (Hwy 135) at 9,800 Ft. MSL. Report position on Unicom, join traffic pattern.
 
Outbound, maintain 9,600 Ft. MSL southbound to Almont. Stay on the RH side (west) of the highway (Hwy 135). Leave all lights ON.
 
Traffic Pattern
Monitor Unicom 122.80 MHz
All LIGHTS ON
9,800 Ft. MSL. In NO wind condition: Preferred Arrival RWY 29 and Departure RWY 11. Final leg for RWY 29 is approximately at a 30 degree angle to the runway and slightly east of the river, on the sloping terrain. Right traffic RWY 11.
 
Noise abatement procedures are in effect at all times: Avoid all populated and residential areas, in particular the Golf Course, the town of Crested Butte, the town of Crested Butte South, the town of Mt. Crested Butte, etc.
 
Taxiing / Parking FREE Tie-Downs
 
Fees NONE
 
Remarks: Monitor Fuel at all times. NO Aviation Fuel available at the airport yet. Please plan accordingly. Fuel available in Buena Vista (7V1), Salida (0V2), Montrose (MTJ), Gunnison (GUC), etc. All aircraft operations at pilot / operator’s own risk (including landing, taxi, parking, TKOF, etc.).
 
Check DENSITY ALTITUDE and aircraft performance prior flight
 
Driving Directions
 
(a.) From Buena Vista, Cottonwood Pass - Taylor Reservoir - Taylor Canyon, after passing Harmels, Right on Jacks Cabin cutoff, then north on (see e. below. . .)
 
Or, (b.) from Glenwood Springs/Aspen to Carbondale - CO Hwy 133 - McClure Pass then immediately after Paonia Reservoir sharp left on CR12 - Kebler Pass - Crested Butte then continue on (see e. below. . .)
 
Or, (c.) from Montrose east on US Hwy 50 (see e. below. . .)
 
Or, (d.) from Salida west on US Hwy 50 to Gunnison and north on (see e. below. . .)
 
Q (e.) . . . CO Hwy 135, approximately 2 miles south of Crested Butte, follow the airport sign(s) and turn at the Country Club flagpoles onto County Road 738. Stay on CR738 (also known as Brush Creek Rd.) , about half mile after pavement ends make first RH turn to airport.
 
Please park as directed.
 
 
 
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