One of the fun training flights for us old timers (actually crew familiarization into/out of specific airports) was the flight from Palm Springs CA to Telluride CO. Sometimes we'd get a chuckle out of the trainee when we arrived at KTEX.
Altitude provided the fun.
Getting ready to leave Palm Springs on one such familiarization flight.
Taxiing out for a take off on 13R for the hour and 3/4 flight. In case you have forgotten, Palm Springs is at sea level while Telluride lies at just over 9000 ft. Quite a change if you aren't prepared for it.
Final begins at 13000 ft itself. Still within pressurized cabin settings and we'll drop into Telluride quickly. The airport is a sort of aircraft carrier field. Bulldozed out both the side of a mountain and with an abrupt drop off at the approach end of runway 9, the normal approach direction.
Ahh, here we are.
This and the next two are scenes from a normal Telluride arrival and taxi in.
It only ever happened once to any newbie. Still worth a chuckle though. Then we'd lend a hand and get things unloaded--all the while moving properly slowly.