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THE AERO CLUB: Celebrating 68 Years, 1951-2019
The Aero Club’s first aircraft was a Cessna 140. Roger Reaves, one of the first members of the Aero Club at Pete Field, donated this 1951 photograph and his original ADC Aero Club membership card to the Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center.

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The Aero Club’s front office is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and on inclement weather days.

We are open for flying 24 hrs. a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Call us at 719-556-4310.


The Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center (aka, the Aero Club) offers an online Private Pilot Ground School about every eight to nine weeks. It’s an eight-week Jeppesen online course meeting 6-8 p.m. once every two weeks, schedule varies, in Hangar 133 on the flight line (Hamilton Ave.). This allows you a chance to go over materials and ask questions.

This is the FAA mandated 35-hour, eight-week preparatory course for your FAA Private Pilot written examination. This is only the ground school portion of the Private Pilot Course.

The cost is $650, which includes all of the course materials you will need to complete the whole course, except for a headset, which we rent for $2/flight until you decide what kind of headset you would like to purchase for yourself.

After you pass the FAA written exam, you have two years to complete the flying portion and pass the Checkride with an FAA DPE for your Private Pilot License requirements.

The flying portion of the course is pay-as-you-go and generally takes about three to four months to complete.

The total cost to obtain your FAA Private Pilot’s License – the ground school and flying portion combined – is between $6,500 and $7,500 depending on you.

For more information on the Private Pilot Ground School and to sign up, call the Aero Club at 719-556-4310 or stop by Hangar 133.


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