When do you meet?
We have one general meeting every month, excluding December and May because of the hectic exam schedule. At these meetings, we go over upcoming events, take polls on interest for new events, have free food, give away a free flight around Boulder, give out Flying Club stickers. We also have a guest speaker at some meetings, previous speakers have been pilots, astronauts, entrepreneurs, or other people who work in the aviation field. Going to these also gives you the opportunity to meet other aviation enthusiasts in the Boulder area.
What types of events do members do together? Does it cost more to participate in any events?
Every month, in addition to the general meeting, we hold some kind of flying event. To give you an example of the kind of events we hold and the associated costs, in recently, we've had:
- Flyout to Colorado Springs ($60 per person)
- Tour of the ARTCC facility in Longmont, which controls air traffic for the surrounding 285,000 square miles (free)
- Flyout to Laramie ($80 per person)
Does it cost to join the club?
To join the club, it's actually free. Just fill out the form online and you're in! There are no formal participation requirements or anything like that, you're welcome to show up to whatever events you'd like.
What is the format of the ground school class?
The ground school we offer is a course designed to get you fully prepared to understand and successfully complete the private pilot written test. It's an approximately 10 week course that plans to meet two nights a week.
This is one of the best things the Flying Club offers here. For $70, you get ~20 hours of ground school instruction and all the knowledge you need to succeed in passing the written portion of the private pilots exam. Taking this before or even while you're training for your private will be an incredibly rewarding experience and will eliminate or greatly reduce the need for you to pay your flight instructor for ground instruction time. We typically hold a ground school every semester.