The Deal$299 for an all-inclusive flight-training bundle ($599 value)
Aimed at anyone who believes they’d like to pursue a pilot’s license, the Discovery Flight includes a brief discussion on the ground before an introductory flight that lasts up to 40 minutes. Additionally, the six-week ground school course establishes a solid foundation by imparting aviation theory. Once the course is complete, students take their first flight lesson, putting what they have learned to use in the cockpit. Ground school takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students may purchase optional books and training materials for an extra $250.
Upon completing the entire experience, students will be prepared for flight school if they wish to continue on, which requires 20–40 hours of flight time and costs $5,000–$10,000.
Aspen Flying Club
At Aspen Flying Club, veteran flight instructors help their clients join an elite group—the 1% of Americans who are pilots. The Club's instruction gives patrons all the ground training, practice, and support they need to become FAA-certified pilots, including access to a rental fleet of more than 50 aircraft. The first step is a discovery flight where newbies can try their hands at the cockpit controls under close supervision. Aspen Flying Club offers instruction at three Denver Metro locations: Centennial Airport, Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, or Front Range Airport in Watkins.