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Online Private Pilot Ground School


The way I see it, you can either work for a living or you can fly airplanes. Me, I’d rather fly.                                                                                                                                             — Len Morgan


Have you ever dreamed of one day flying a plane? Well, maybe your “one day” is today.


The Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center (aka, the Aero Club) will offer an online Private Pilot Ground School in mid-October, with only four face-to-face meeting dates in Hangar 133 on the flight line (Hamilton Ave.) during the class. Exact date will be published soon.

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 $750, 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.

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.


Why get a Private Pilot license? Read  “My Absolute Dream Come True.”




The Education Center at Peterson AFB is fully certified as an FAA testing site. Airframe and Powerplant testing is offered 1 p.m. every Wednesday.

If you are interested in testing, send your request to 21fss.fsde.test@us.af.mil.



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