Terrain will not allow for normal traffic patterns. High rates of descent may be required due to terrain and local procs.
Airport located in high mountain valley with mountainous terrain from 12500 - 14000 ft MSL in near proximity to airport; numerous unlighted obstructions. all adverse weather situations magnified in mountains. Operations during periods of reduced visibility discouraged for pilots unfamiliar with area.
Uncontrolled traffic on the ramps. Runway 33 RUN-UP area not visible from air traffic control tower.
For all GA operations between 30 minimum after ss to 2300 the following applies: aircraft equipped as required under FAR 91.205 (D) for inst flight - pilot is inst rated; VFR pic has completed at least one takeoff or ldng in the preceding 12 months at ase. Ifr: execute approach/departure procedures with air traffic control clearance.
Stage II/III aircraft only from 0700 to 30 minimum after ss by county ordinance. stage III aircraft only from 30 minimum after ss to 2300. no departures after 2230. All stage I aircraft operations prohibited; violators will be prosecuted.
Unique VFR departure procedures exist. Please call airport operations 970-920-5760; or FBO 970-920-2016 for more info.
(A106) aircraft requiring ifr should file flight plan with flight service 45 minimum prior to estd departure.
Unless ceilings are at least 2000 ft above highest trrn and vis is 15 miles or more; mountain flying is not recommended.
Prior permission required for takeoff on runway 15. Contact FBO 970-920-2016.
Airport restricted to maximum aircraft wingspan of 95 ft.
Pilots are responsible for passengers in ramp area. pedestrians and vehicles cannot enter taxiways without air traffic control clearance. Stay on the solid side of the boundary marking line.
Due to poor visibility in valley, use landing lights in traffic pattern.
Review of airplane performance rcmdd including da; weight and balance and climb performance.
Hang gliders; para gliders; hot air balloon and glider operations on and in vicinity of airport up to 18000 ft MSL.
Noise abatement procedures in effect. Contact airport operations 970-920-5760.
FBO requires 4 hours advance notice for staging aircraft prior to departure.
Due to high approach minimums pilots may need an ifr alternate even though weather is forecast to be higher than 2000-3.
This runway exists to support the pkn LDA associated with this airport.
Runway 15 PAPI unusable beyond 4 nm from runway threshold and beyond 7 deg right of runway centerline.
For aircraft svcs contact unicom.
When tower closed activate MIRL runway 15/33, malsf runway 15, PAPI runway 15 and REIL runway 33 - CTAF.
Traffic pattern altitude for light aircraft 1185 AGL; traffic pattern altitude for heavy aircraft 1685 AGL.