Flight Training

Flight Training Denver CO | Front Range Flight School
The Front Range Flight School and Aero Club offers different modes of flight training to help our pilots achieve a broad range of general and commercial aviation goals. We offer affordable, safe, and convenient programs to suit the many different needs of our pilots in training, all at a location that’s ideally suited for beginners, pros, and everyone in between.

Below is an overview of our flight training capabilities. If you’re not sure where to begin in your own instruction, we recommend our Discovery Flight as the perfect starting point.

Private Pilot

A private pilot license grants you access to fly most single engine planes day or night, pending fair weather conditions.

Training & Certification Requirements:

  • Learn basic flight maneuvers, take offs and landings, cross country flying, pilotage, dead reckoning, VOR and GPS navigation and basic instrument flying
  • Learn aeronautical decision-making, safety of flight considerations, basic aviation weather information, basic aerodynamics and airport operations
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours flight instruction, with at least 10 hours solo flight time
  • Pass the FAA Private Pilot written exam
  • Pass Checkride with FAA Inspector

Instrument Rating Training

Flying in instrument meteorological conditions (low visibility and clouds) requires additional training. This is the next step for many in their flight training. Further developing ones flying skills with instrument training makes every pilot a more proficient and safer pilot. Having the flexibility to fly during less than ideal weather conditions to safely reach your destination makes getting your instrument rating well worth the effort.

Training & Certification Requirements:

  • You must have at least a current private pilot certificate.
  • Complete 50 hours of cross-country flight time
  • Complete 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight of at least 250 nautical miles with 3 different kinds of instrument approaches
  • Pass written test on instrument flight aeronautical knowledge
  • Pass Checkride with FAA Inspector

Commercial Single Engine Training

If you are learning to fly because you want to work as a pilot, this is a significant step for your professional preparation. The Front Range Flight School and Aero Club can help you meet minimum standards for commercial work including flight instruction, banner towing, commercial airline pilot and a number of other possibilities.

Training & Certification Requirements:

  • Complete 250 hours of flight time including at least 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time and 50 hours in cross-country flight time
  • Complete 20 hours of training on the areas of operation consisting of at least 10 hours of instrument training
  • Complete10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear and a controllable pitch propeller
  • Complete a 2-hour cross country flight in daytime conditions of 100 miles
  • Complete a 2-hour cross country flight in nighttime conditions of 100 miles
  • Compete 3 hours instruction in flight with an instructor in preparation for the practical test
  • Complete cross-country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles with landings at a minimum of three points
  • Complete 5 hours flying in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings
  • Pass Checkride with FAA Inspector

Certified Flight Instructor Training

Front Range Flight School and Aero Club offers training for all instructor certificates and opportunities to instruct as one of our staff once training is complete. Contact us to speak about the different kinds of certificates. We are always looking for great instructors to add to our team.

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor Training

We offer training to become a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor at Front Range Flight School and Aero Club. This allows you to teach pilots seeking their instrument ratings and also presents an opportunity for you to join our team of instructors.

Mountain Flying Training

If you are a pilot in Colorado, you’ll want to consider mountain flight training. There’s no better way to view our state’s natural majesty and you’ll learn the skills needed to enjoy flights over mountain peaks, high deserts and the other geological wonders of Colorado. This enhances your basic training and gives you access to a whole other level of awareness as a pilot.

Training & Certification Requirements:

  • You must have at least a current private pilot certificate
  • Consists of 4 hours of Ground School Training
  • Consists of 4 hours of Flight Time in the Mountains

Ground School

Learning to fly isn’t all adrenaline and thrills. Comprehensive instruction on the ground is critical to your success as a pilot (in addition to being part of license requirements) as this is where you’ll develop your knowledge of aircraft operations and safety that you will later apply on the ground as well as in the air. Private and group instruction is available to meet the needs of every student at Front Range Flight School and Aero Club.

For more information on how to become a certified private pilot or to begin fulfilling requirements for other types of pilot training we offer, contact Front Range Flight School today!