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First Meeting of the Semester

posted Sep 2, 2017, 12:06 PM by Flying Club At CU

Hello Flying Buffs!

Welcome back! Our first meeting of the semester will be Thursday, September 7th at 6:00pm. We will go over semester announcements and the ground school for this semester. A representative from Specialty Flight training will be available to answer any questions you have about the ground school!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Fundraiser Dinner at Reuben's Burger Bistro!

posted Nov 1, 2016, 9:29 PM by Flying Club At CU

We will be holding our first ever fundraiser dinner at Reuben's on Broadway and Walnut in Boulder from 6:30-9PM on Wednesday, November 9th. Reuben's has agreed to donate 25% of their profits back to the Flying Club! Come by, have some great food, and enjoy the company!

This part is crucial: you MUST RSVP with this link. Reuben's requires that we have at least 20 RSVPs before the event in order to be able to host us. If you plan on bringing friends, have them RSVP too! 

Fall 2016 Flyout Signups

posted Aug 28, 2016, 9:26 PM by Flying Club At CU

Sign up here to join the fall 2016 flyout! This fall, we will be flying to Colorado Springs (KCOS). This is a beautiful flight, so don't miss out!

Fall 2016 Flyout Signup

Fall 2016 Flyout Pilot Signup


Officer Elections!

posted Aug 25, 2016, 11:18 AM by Flying Club At CU   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 6:53 AM ]

Are you interested in becoming a figurehead in the Flying Club at CU? Being a part of leadership for the Flying Club at CU is extremely rewarding and an excellent resume builder. Apply today!

There are currently no officer positions open. Please check back mid-August!


Spring 2016 BBQ

posted Apr 11, 2016, 10:07 PM by Flying Club At CU

The Spring 2016 BBQ is fast approaching! Be sure to stop by Journeys Aviation at Boulder Municipal Airport on Saturday, April 23rd between 11AM-3PM for some great food, fun stories, and most of all, to see some airplanes! Guests will also have the opportunity to go on a short flight around Boulder with pilots from the Club (at a small cost). 

Please RSVP on the BBQ page under the 'Events' tab on the side of the page so we know how much food to buy!

November Meeting

posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:21 AM by Flying Club At CU   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 8:21 AM ]

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30PM in ECCR 245. We will host a guest speaker who has had a very interesting career in aviation and looks forward to sharing his most exciting "airplane stories."  For those of you who are interested in having a career in aviation, we strongly recommend attending this meeting!  Also, as always, there will be FREE PIZZA and the opportunity to win a FREE FLIGHT around Boulder with a Certified Flight Instructor!

We are excited to announce that Virgin America Pilot Matt Heerema will be our guest speaker.  Matt got interested in flying through his father who was a defense contractor and did a lot of work with NASA. He was able to go to lunch with a shuttle commander and from there he was hooked. Matt started flying in 1992 in Ann Arbor, MI.  He received his BS degree from Western Michigan University for Aviation Operations and Maintenance.  He was on the precision flight team, which is part of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.  After this, he flew parachute jumpers in c-182 and twin otter.  He was a flight instructor and accumulated over 1100 hours in a little under three years.  He then flew freight in a beech 18 with round engines for about a month.

Matt got an internship flying a King-Air 350 for Masco Corp. out of Detroit Metro.  Next, he went to the airlines.  He started in a Beech 1900 for Skyway Airlines and then flew a Do-328 in the mountains for Air Wisconsin. Matt worked his way up to fly the RJ and ended up instructing in the RJ for about two years.  From there he moved on to work for Air Wisconsin for Frontier in 2007.  In 2011 Matt continued his career with Virgin America.

Fall 2015 Flyout!

posted Oct 18, 2015, 12:03 PM by Flying Club At CU

It's time for one of our favorite semester events- the Fall 2015 flyout! This Fall, we'll be flying to Sidney Municipal Airport (KSNY) in Sidney, Nebraska. This town is better known for being the headquarters of the well-known outdoor sporting goods shop, Cabela's! This is a very popular destination for general aviation pilots, since Cabela's offers a free van service to transport pilots from the airport to the Cabela's store in Sidney. We'll be shooting for a wheels-up time of around 9:45AM. For more info and to sign up, click on Events-->Flyout, or simply click here


Officer Applications!

posted Sep 10, 2015, 2:42 PM by Flying Club At CU

Do you want to become a leader of the Flying Club at CU? Apply below and we'll automatically consider you for our two open positions: Vice President and Freshman Officer. We want people who will be dedicated to running the club and creating a fun environment for our members. If you think you fit the bill then please fill out the appropriate form below and we'll get in touch with you ASAP! 

Vice President Application


Freshman Officer Application


Spring 2015 Flyout

posted Mar 13, 2015, 2:19 PM by Flying Club At CU   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 2:39 PM ]

Our Spring 2015 flyout to Colorado Springs (KCOS) was a success! Thanks to everyone who participated, and be sure to stay in touch for all of our upcoming events. 

Photo credit: Kasey Grim

Spring 2014 Flyout

posted Mar 9, 2014, 10:22 PM by Sierra Williams   [ updated Mar 9, 2014, 10:32 PM ]

Flying Club at CU just hosted the semesterly flyout on March 8th, 2014. We flew twelve members from the Boulder Municipal Airport (WBU) to the Centennial Airport (APA) for brunch at The Perfect Landing Restaurant. Thank you to the dedicated pilots who offered their time to fly our members to the Centennial Airport. 

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