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Mountain Flying Checkout in Colorado

Colorado is a great place to learn the ins and outs of mountain flying and get a mountain checkout. While there is no formal FAA rating or endorsement for a mountain checkout, many insurance companies will still require such checkout before pilots are allowed to fly into high terrain. At Alpine Flight Training we follow […]

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Eagle Airport – Flight Instruction, Ground Instruction, Aircraft Rental, Mountain Flying

Rates for flight & ground training as well as aircraft rental at Eagle Airport Aircraft Rental DA-20-C1 Katana Evolution Rental* $129.00 / Hour Instructional Rates Flight Instruction in Alpine Flight Traning Katana $50.00 / Hour Flight Instruction in Customer Owned Aircraft $75.00 / Hour Ground Instruction $40.00 / Hour Other Fees Overnight Trip Rate – […]

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Cross Country in a Diamond DA-20

Cross Country in a Diamond DA-20

I recently had the opportunity to reposition our Diamond DA-20 from Baltimore Maryland to the Colorado Rockies.  This is a neat little video, traveling over the mountains of Maryland and West Virginia, through Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and right into the Colorado Rockies, ultimately landing in Eagle Colorado. As the video progresses you’ll see […]

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Learn to Fly at Eagle County Airport

Learn to Fly at Eagle County Airport

Imagine taking the ultimate 2 seat sports car and adding wings. That’s the feeling you get when you take to the skies and learn to fly. Flying represents the ultimate freedom allowing you see the world from a different perspective. Flying is a precise blend of art and science. Whether you are learning to fly […]

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Mountain Flying: Planning Summer Mountain Flights

This last weekend I was at the Glenwood Springs airport where I witnessed a takeoff that could have easily ended in tragedy. This particular incident made me think back to another incident several years earlier that was very tragic indeed where lack of flight planning resulted in a child burned to death on the side […]

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Colorado Flight Instruction : Demand for airline pilots set to soar

Begin your flight instruction today at Eagle County Regional Airport… Here is an interesting article from USA Today regarding the future of Pilot Hiring.  I’m guessing this is a good time to learn to fly in order to position yourself for this upcoming hiring frenzy. http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/06/Demand-for-airline-pilots-set-to-soar/48661596/1 After nearly a four-year drought of job openings, the airline […]

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Learn to fly in Eagle Colorado | USA TODAY: We are on the brink of the largest surge in pilot hiring in history…

The career outlook is positive.  Now is a great time to learn to fly in Eagle Colorado and fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot. From USA Today:  http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/06/Demand-for-airline-pilots-set-to-soar/48661596/1 After nearly a four-year drought of job openings, the airline industry is on the brink of what’s predicted to be the biggest surge in pilot hiring […]

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Vail Valley Jet Center Flight Instruction

Alpine Flight Training has moved into their new offices as the Vail Valley Jet Center located in Hangar 1.  The Vail Valley Jet Center is the Primary FBO for Eagle County Regional Airport.  Our new facility offers a classroom, FAA Certified FTD (Flight Training Device) that can be used to accumulate training time towards an […]

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Aircraft Checklists

The importance of learning to use and using checklists. One element of inital flight training that new pilots often rebel against is the use of checklists. Over and over I hear brand new students pilots ask the same questions. Why do I need to use a checklist, why not just memorize the items and operate […]

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