About The Club

The Flying Club at CU

What we do

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM

The Flying Club at CU is a group based around flying. We love to talk about planes, look at planes and especially, fly planes! You don't have to be a pilot to join the club, in fact if you don't have your license we'll help you get one! If you've ever been fascinated with planes or flying this is the club for you.

We host multiple flyouts every year where we gather a bunch of planes and fly a group of people to another airport. Some of our destinations include airports with restaurants on the premises, aviation museums, or just flying for fun. We also hold an annual BBQ at the Boulder Airport where we grill out and take people flying.

There's lots of really great events and membership is free, so why not sign up? Go to our membership page and sign up today!

Ground School

One of the Flying Club's best features is the Ground School we offer at a heavily discounted rate. This 10 week course takes someone from knowing nothing about planes or aviation to passing the Private Pilot written test!

Click on the Ground School link here or on the left to learn more.

Want to know more? Come to our next meeting!

Flying Club holds a general meeting every month or so. At these meetings, we talk about the exciting upcoming events we're planning, look back on previous events, give away free food to everyone, and host guest speakers in the aviation and spaceflight community.

Announcements

A new semester is approaching! Unfortunately, COVID has impacted some of the club's plans. Expect more detail in the coming weeks as to what our plans for this semester are. In light of this, we do not intend on offering a ground school course during fall 2020.

Club meetings

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM

Our faculty advisor, Dr. G, will be presenting on the crash of ValuJet flight 592, which crashed in the Everglades due to improperly stored cargo resulting in an in-flight fire. Dr. G participated in the investigation of this accident and in turn has unique insight into this accident in particular and aviation accident investigation more broadly.

The meeting will be held via Zoom: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/96043487037

Flyout

In light of COVID-19, the club leadership is not optimistic that a flyout will be able to occur during the fall 2020 semester. However, given the recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, we are considering holding a pseudo-flyout using a multiplayer session of MSFS. Please fill out the form below so we can gauge how much interest there is for an event like this.