Looking for a Rewarding Career?

Flying can be an excellent and exciting career option.  Get your start towards a new career or your first career right here at Eagle Aiport with Alpine Flight Training.  Launch your new career today! Alpine Flight Training offers all levels of training at Eagle Airport. Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor

Looking for a Rewarding Career?

Mountain Flight Training In Your Aircraft

Our team of professional instructors can provide mountain instruction in your aircraft.  Learn how to fly safely and confidently in the Rocky Mountains.

Mountain Flight Training In Your Aircraft

No really, where did you want to go today?

A pilot’s license is the ultimate freedom.  Whether you’re flying for business or personal, flying yourself means departing on your schedule, flying direct, and saving time and money.

No really, where did you want to go today?

Accelerated Instrument & Private Pilot Training

We offer instrument finish-up as well as complete 7 and 10 day instrument programs.  Our program is structured, efficient, & cost effective, you may fly your own aircraft or your choice of a Diamond DA-20 or Piper Archer II to use for your instrument training.

Accelerated Instrument & Private Pilot Training

Learn To Fly Here!

Whether for fun of for your next career, learn to fly here in Eagle Colorado at your hometown regional airport.  Alpine Flight Training offers reasonable rates, modern composite training aircraft, and expert instructors to help you become a safe and proficient pilot.

Learn To Fly Here!

Our customers speak...

It was a spectacular couple days of flying.  I am glad I took the time to go through your mountain flying course in my own aircraft.  I feel much more comfortable and safer now navigating to and from mountain airports, especially after visiting as many different airports as we did.  You have given me a great deal of things to think about.  Next winter i’ll bring the family up for skiing and maybe get a refresher.

Chris K.  Austin TX – Barron Owner

Thanks again for the excellent abbreviated mountain ground school and the terrific flying lesson in the Rockies. I never dreamed I would be flying the range with the highest peaks in the contiguous 48, and landing at the likes of Leadville and Aspen after flying over Vail.  I really enjoyed that experience, and I look forward to getting back up here soon and taking a more extensive course in the near future…perhaps even in my own plane.

– R.Williams, Dallas, TX

This training has proven to be the single most practical and eye opening training session I have ever had.  The instruction is hands on and based on practical experience.  These guys use a state of the art instructional technologies and methodologies to deliver the message and drive the points home.

– Larry L. – North Carolina – T206 Owner

I have tried for years to get my license with various instructors but everyone I flew with seemed to have trouble getting the job finished. These guys at Alpine Flight Training are great, they set you up for success. The aircraft is great, and their process of bringing a new pilot to completion as a licensed and safe pilot is great. You can get started, take care of business and get finished.

– John H. Vail, CO – New Pilot

A bit of background may help put this review in perspective. I have always loved aviation. As my 65th birthday approached, I knew that it was time to stop dreaming about learning to fly and just start the process. Spending our winters just a one hour drive from the Eagle Airport, a quick internet search popped up Alpine Flight Training. It looked interesting but I also seriously considered going to Scottsdale, Arizona for an intensive course. There are a couple of flight schools at the Scottsdale Airport. They use Cirrus aircraft and promise a private pilot’s license in 21 days. There were two issues with this approach in my case. First, 21 days of flight training with two fights per day is a lot. I found that after I flew for two hours, that I was mentally done. Sure, I could have gone back up for a second flight and had the instructor keep me out of trouble. However, I really do not think, that I would have gotten much out of it. Flight instruction should be Fun. Why hurry the process? If you are a twenty something year old student with aspirations for a career in aviation, then maybe a short, intensive training schedule is right for you (Alpine offers a condensed, intensive course). Second, the Cirrus SR 22 is a powerful, sophisticated aircraft. It is meant to be flown fast and has an improving but somewhat troublesome safety record. Yes it has a parachute. However, most student pilots are going to get into trouble close to the ground, where the parachute is of little value. I really wanted the experience of flight at a pace and flight speed, which would give me the greatest opportunity for success. Alpine Flight Training has a Diamond DA 20 C-1, which is a modern carbon fiber, two seat trainer. It has a dependable Continental 125 HP fuel injected engine and is a delight to fly. This was the plane I chose for my training. It is derived from an Austrian sailplane design, with a center stick and a bubble canopy, which provides astounding views. While not hard to fly, you do really need to fly it. Alpine’s second airplane used for primary and instrument training is a Piper Archer, which I also learned to fly. The Archer is a more traditional plane with a yoke and certainly is more comfortable for tall pilots and a bit easier to land. Alpine has good airplanes, which are impeccably maintained. Given a safe, appropriate aircraft, the most important thing is to have a good instructor. You are going to spend upwards of 50 to 70 hours with this person and it has to work. Loren French, the owner of Alpine was my primary instructor. I also had the pleasure of flying with Joe, John and Brian during my training. Flying with different instructors is really valuable. The key thing is that all the instructors at Alpine are fascinated by aviation and teach because they love to be in the sky and share their knowledge. These are pilots with years of experience, some still flying commercially with the big airlines, who just want to fly small aircraft in an amazing mountain environment. Many flight schools are filled with young, poorly paid flight instructors, who are are trying to build time for their resume, to fly commercially. The opposite is true at Alpine. My principal instructor, Loren is one of the brighter guys, that I have met. While intelligence does not always equate with the ability to teach, Loren has that gift. I am not going to go into his resume, but suffice to say he knows more about aviation, than most seasoned, professional pilots. What is more important to the student is his extraordinary ability to explain the complex components of flying an aircraft. As he recently told me, each student has a particular hurdle. Some students struggle with the academics, some with the hands on skills and some struggle with decision making or the pressure of being the captain. You are not really going know, what issue will prove the most problematic for you, until you are training. What I can tell you is Loren has an uncanny ability to be firm and encouraging at the same time. This is not easy to do. When your teacher tells you that you really messed up, perhaps in a dangerous way, and then is able to support and encourage you to do better. That’s as good as it gets! I loved my training at Alpine and plan to do my IFR and advanced mountain training with them after some experience in my own aircraft. Alpine has great enthusiastic instructors, excellent aircraft and an amazing mountain environment. I can’t imagine getting better training anywhere.

Robert Currie

President

Cliffside Beach Club

Nantucket, MA 02554