The King Air 350 Flight Video
APA to TEX
* COMPLETE ATC AUDIO
* PILOT COMMENTARY
* CHECKLIST SUBTITLES
* MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES
* UNBELIEVABLE SCENERY
MB) Full Screen Viewing
Take a round trip flight in the Beechcraft King Air 350 from
Airport, to the highest commercial airport in
North America, Telluride Regional.
You watch and listen as our pilot starts the 350, the largest King Air in the
1050hp turbine engines are up and running, our pilot receives and reads back his
clearance and the flight plan is entered into the flight management computer. We
are then cleared to taxi to the active runway where our pilot goes through the
before takeoff checklist. After all system checks have been completed, we are
cleared for takeoff.
On climb out from Denver
we are assigned several altitudes before being cleared to our final cruising
altitude of 28,000ft. At cruise, views of the majestic
Rocky Mountains from the flight deck are spectacular. It's a good
time to take in the view and listen to the activity around you on air traffic
control. Once cleared for the approach, we descend to our approach fix and the
pilot announces his landing intentions on the Telluride unicom frequency.
At an elevation of 9078 feet above sea level, and located in a box canyon, the
approach into Telluride is one to remember. On final approach you are amazed by
the location of the runway as it sits on a mesa 1000ft above the valley and
river below. It has been described by local pilots as comparable to landing on
an aircraft carrier because of the extreme drop off on both ends of the runway.
After our pilot completes the engine shut down, you are treated to some of the
local traffic and scenery at Telluride Regional.
On the return trip to Centennial, you observe once again as our pilot gets the
King Air up and running. Telluride Regional is a busy non-tower controlled
airport, and with only one way in and one way out of the canyon, proper
coordination among pilots during arrival and departure becomes even more
serious. As we leave Telluride Regional, you see how proper communication
between pilots is essential as we pass a Citation Jet in the canyon.
On approach to our home base we are asked to keep our speed up for spacing as we
land at one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country,