The experienced, FAA-certified flight instructors at A-Cent Aviation use their aerial expertise to help new flyers learn to navigate the clear Colorado skies. An FAA-approved, category IV AATD, fully enclosed flight simulator offers 120 degree, high-resolution visuals and can be configured to teach students the controls and trick to packing overhead luggage compartments in 25 different models of aircraft. VA-approved courses offer instruction for manning everything from recreational and commercial planes, to single-engine aircraft, with an FAA-testing center on-site to test developing skills. A-Cent Aviation also plays matchmaker by maintaining a small fleet of new and used aircraft to pair with lonely pilots, while a pilot shop provides access to shelves stocked with study materials, cockpit supplies, and pterodactyl repellents.
From its nest at Colorado Springs Airport, Peak Aviation Center opens the skyways for fledgling aviators through aircraft rentals and a variety of flying courses. During their Introductory Flights, the center?s seasoned instructors relinquish controls of a light sport aircraft to students hungering to dominate gravity. Learning aeronauts can control the flying machines for up to an hour as they ascend, descend, and dodge shots from surprisingly powerful T-shirt cannons. Peak Aviations enthusiastic masters of the clouds also guide flying prot?g?s to private and sport pilot certificates through hands-on flight training. Flying lessons are held every day of the week, including Sunday even when their offices are closed.
For more than two decades, Sports Climbing Center has provided a spacious and well-appointed destination for new climbers and seasoned ascenders alike. After outfitting visitors with shoes, harnesses, and Spider-Man costumes, staffers lead lessons and spot climbers as they navigate the footholds and handholds of facility's brightly colored walls or the newly added bouldering wall. The center also hosts a variety of competitions and leads outdoor excursions for students to put their learned skills to work on rock faces and unsuspecting statues.
Wheels in Motion, Inc. is an MSF-member riding school that has helped many motorcycle enthusiasts get their bike legs strapped on safely and confidently. The Basic Rider Course is geared toward novices, introducing fundamental maneuvers and handling procedures. The course starts with five hours of classroom instruction, during which expert teachers give an overview of the various cycles and riding gear and explain how they function differently. To prepare students for real-world riding, the instructors also review some typical risky situations on the road and explain how they should be handled. Over the course of two days of hands-on practice, students learn how to mount, dismount, properly start and shut down, shift, stop, throttle, corner, maneuver in limited space, signal, and more.
Although the Yak Academy in Colorado Springs is a bit new for reviews, the franchise has received national press coverage. Three Parents Connect reviewers in San Diego give Yak Academy a perfect five stars, and testimonials are available from the academy's national website.
As Colorado's first bartending school, the institution prepares its students for success in the ever-thriving nightlife industry. Board-certified instructors provide expert guidance in customer service, state regulations, and specialized mixology techniques. After showing pupils the ropes, the school offers complimentary job-placement assistance.
While progressing through the school's easy-to-follow, 14-section lesson plans, pupils master more than 200 different drinks. Flair workshops teach bartenders the impressive skills of juggling and balancing bottles, and dealer coursework turns novice cardsharps into money-making casino professionals.
Bartending and Casino College?s Colorado Springs and Denver locations go to great lengths to mimic the atmosphere and surroundings of real working bars, with buzzing neon signs, real glassware, and patrons having lively arguments over who would win in a fight between Popeye and Jean-Claude Van Damme.