Flight Training Services Available

Aspen Flying Club provides flight and ground instruction ranging from the Sport Pilot Certificate through CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) and ATP (Airline Transport Pilot).

Sport Pilot

This is the most basic pilot certificate available. It requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight training, and allows you to fly Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) anywhere in the US during daytime hours.

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Private Pilot

This is the most common certificate held. It requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, and allows you to fly most single engine aircraft day or night under fair weather conditions. Once certified, you may add an instrument rating that will allow you to fly in the clouds.

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Instrument Pilot Rating

Instrument rated Pilots can legally file an IFR flight plan enabling unrestricted flight through clouds and making flights through difficult airspace much easier.

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Commercial Pilot Certificate

Achieving a Commercial Pilot Certificate is the ticket to finally being able to receive compensation for hire as a pilot. This certificate opens the doors to a wide variety of personally and financially rewarding flying opportunities.

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Multi-Engine Rating

A Multi-Engine Land (MEL) rating allows a pilot to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine. Multi-Engine rated pilots will experience the remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability along with an increase in speed, power, and rate of climb.

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Airline Transport Pilot

An Airline Transport Pilot certificate is the highest-level certificate that a pilot can achieve. ATPs are authorized to act as pilot-in-command of a scheduled air carrier’s aircraft. For pilots planning an aviation career, obtaining an ATP certificate is imperative.

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Certified Flight Instructor – CFI, CFII, MEI

The best way to master a subject is to teach it. Becoming a Flight Instructor provides the opportunity to build valuable flight time, while growing experience, maintaining proficiency, and increasing safety awareness while being paid to fly.

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Accelerated Flight Training

Time is money. By taking an accelerated flight training course at Aspen Flying Club, Pilots are provided all the flight training resources needed to help any student save both time and money. Choosing to do an accelerated course is the best way to maximize a pilot’s overall efficiency during their flight training.

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Mountain Flight Training

One of the greatest thrills of being a pilot in Colorado is the opportunity to fly throughout the majestic Rocky Mountains. The risks of mountain flying are minimized when a pilot fully understands the conditions commonly encountered in mountainous regions, specific challenges of destination airports, and the performance characteristics of their aircraft.

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Tailwheel Training

Earning a tailwheel endorsement can be one of the most fun and rewarding activities to broaden your flying experience and improve your skills. Tailwheel pilots develop a strong understanding and improved skills for coping with crosswinds during takeoff and landing in any aircraft.

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Spin Training

Being skilled in entering and exiting a spin, gives pilots great confidence that they will be able to deal with any situation. The best way to do this is to learn proper technique.

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Upset Recovery Training

Upset Recovery Training is designed to develop a pilot’s sensitivity to cockpit distraction, and give them the skills on how to effectively recognize departure from controlled flight, as well as, upset scenarios and methods to properly and safely recover from these conditions.

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Introduction to Aerobatics

Aerobatics are a fun and challenging way to explore the true capabilities of both pilot and aircraft. Learning to fly an aircraft in the three dimensions it’s capable of gives a whole new appreciation of aviation, flying, and aerodynamics.

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G1000 Training

The Garmin G1000 system has revolutionized aircraft cockpit technology. But with new technology also comes complexity. The G1000 increases safety awareness and flying capabilities, ONLY if the pilot knows how to use the intricate systems.

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Cirrus Transition Training

Aspen Flying Club’s Cirrus transition course is designed to prepare pilots to be current and proficient regarding VFR flight training in Cirrus aircraft. The course covers the unique operating procedures of the Cirrus aircraft for all flight situations.

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