Whether you're just starting out in the skies or taking the final steps in your aviation journey, The Flying School has courses and training for every level of student. Please call our office at 970-203-9980 for detailed price estimates.
The Sport Pilot License is the perfect fit for those individuals who have certain restrictions that prevent them from obtaining a private pilot's license. An FAA medical exam is not necessary to hold this rating, you only a current US driver's license and to be over the age of 17. This rating allows you to fly our Remos Light Sport Aircraft during the day with one passenger. The hours required for the Sport Pilot is significantly less than the private rating, but has more restrictions. Click here to learn more.
The Private Pilot License is the first step in aviation training. It requires an average of 4 months of training and will allow you to fly single engine aircraft with passengers. This rating is the certificate held by the majority of active pilots. It allows command of any aircraft (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non-commercial purpose, and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR). Passengers may be carried and flight in furtherance of a business is permitted; however, a private pilot may not be compensated in any way for services, although passengers can pay a pro rata share of flight expenses, such as fuel or rental costs. Private pilots may also operate charity flights, subject to certain restrictions. Click here to learn more.
The instrument rating takes your general aviation experience to the next level. With this rating, you will be allowed to fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) which greatly opens up the weather conditions you can fly in. This rating requires extensive cross country flights, a portion of which can be completed in a simulator. This rating will not only increase your aviation resume but will make you a significantly safer pilot. The average time of training is about equal to the initial private rating, an average of 4 months. Click here to lean more.
Are you ready to make aviation your career? Then you're ready for the Commercial Pilot License. A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the certificate focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship.
A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft. Click here to learn more.
Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor- Instrument
The Flying School offers an accelerated course for both the CFI and the CFII ratings. The CFI ground school is 12 days in length and the CFII ground school, which starts immediately after the completion of the CFI class, is three days long. The general schedule during the day is a start time of 7:30 am until noon for ground school with flying in the afternoon, including any weekends you are with us. In most cases, we can schedule the check rides for both ratings within a week of the CFII completion. This high intensity class allows the student to be done with both ratings in about three weeks instead of the average semester or two found at most college level institutions with a long history of an 89% pass rate on the first test. Once complete, you'll be prepared to instruct other pilots anywhere in the US while you log hours towards future aviation career goals. Call us for additional requirements or Click here to see the current CFI/CFII class schedule.