Crested Butte Airpark
The Crested Butte Airpark is part of the Buckhorn Ranch Subdivision. The Avion Club is a private fly-in, fly-out community at Buckhorn Ranch. I had a client ask me about a friend wanting to land at the Crested Butte Airpark and so I did some homework…
I consulted my friend Bob Schutt who was a US Airforce combat fighter pilot and surgeon before retiring here in Crested Butte. Bob Schutt then referred me to Erik Klemme who is on the board of the newly formed Crested Butte Airpark.
Erik is a resident in Crested Butte and also a pilot with Frontier Airlines. He is considering starting a Charter Service for passengers seeking convenient access to Crested Butte. He would fly the last segment of their trip, or to and from Eagle or Vail for example. Erik also provided me with an update on the guidelines for using the Crested Butte airstrip.
Here are the facts
The runway is PRIVATE and the local adjacent landowners in the Airpark pay for and maintain the runway through their HOA fees.
The Airstrip is found on aviation maps and designated with an “R” for RESTRICTED. Pilots could have their license restricted and pay expensive fines as a result of landing without approval. The FAA and the Crested Butte Airpark have and will enforce fines. One plane landed last year but was not permitted it to take-off again, and the plane subsequently had to be disassembled and put on a truck.
Guests are permitted to use the runway if they:
- Have prior approval and proof of insurance
- Have appropriate training and they must pass a test to ensure safety of high-altitude landing / taking off on the short runway
- Submit aircraft information including their aircraft tail number
Official FAA information
Effective 21 June 2018
- FAA Identifier: 0CO2
- Field Elevation: 8980 ft. / 2737 m (estimated)
- Dist. From Crested Butte: 3 miles SE / 10 min drive
- Airport use: Private PPR (prior permission required)
- Control tower: No
- Wind indicator: Yes
- Segmented circle: No
- UNICOM: 122.8
- WX: AWOS at KGUC (19 nm S): 135.075 or (970)-641-3240
- Nearest NAVAID: HBU 114.90 (Blue Mesa VOR/DME)
- Parking: Hangars and tie-downs
- Oxygen Services: None
- Runway 11/29
- Dimensions: 4000 x 40 ft. / 1219 x 12 m
- Surface: Asphalt
All information and additional details can be found here.
Any questions about use or joining the Airport Association as a Non-Proprietary Member can be directed to Spencer Low (firstname.lastname@example.org), Phone (928) 273-2326, Member of the Board of Directors, Buckhorn Ranch Association, and Manager of Runway Operations.
So Where Can a Pilot Land?
The Gunnison Airport is only 25 minutes South of the Crested Butte Airpark. Car rental is available at the Gunnison Airport, if you need a car to drive to Crested Butte with. Additionally, there are public buses that run between Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.
How can I help you with your Crested Butte Real Estate Needs?
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