About The Club

The Flying Club at CU

What we do

Flying Club Promo.mp4

Upcoming Events

  1. PIE DAY - 11/13

  1. Pinnacle 3701 crash talk - 11/16

  • The Pinnacle 3701 crash resulted in the deaths of two pilots entirely due to human error. Essentially joy-riding, the two pilots flew up to 41,000 feet (the service ceiling of the airplane) where low airspeed caused both engines to flame out. This will be a great talk and we hope to see a nice turnout! Free Pizza as always :)

  • Tuesday 11/16, 6:30-7:30

  • Room 1B70 in the Discovery Learning Center

  1. Pilot screwup talk - 12/7

  • This talk will detail stories from pilots recounting an unsafe situation which they encountered, and what they learned from it.

  • Tuesday 12/7, 6:30-7:30

  • Room 1B70 in the Discovery Learning Center

About Flying Club

The Flying Club at CU is a student organization passionate about all things aviation! 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.

Note: we are not holding ground school during the 2021 fall semester due to COVID. We hope to resume in the spring.

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.


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 2021.