Aspen Flying ClubKAPA
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Aspen Flying Club's roots go back more than 35 years. As the oldest and largest flying club in the metro Denver area and Western United States; we enjoy a large membership, the biggest and most diverse fleet in Colorado, exceptionally well-maintained aircraft, and an excellent reputation in the aviation community.
At Aspen Flying Club, students and licensed pilots enjoy access to all kinds of aircraft and instruction. We offer all types of training from sport pilot, to ATP, and everything in between. With the Rocky Mountains at our fingertips, Aspen Flying Club is the perfect place to experience the thrill of mountain flying while accomplishing a mountain checkout.

Monthly fly-outs to interesting places and impromptu grill outs are part of what makes Aspen Flying Club unique. Most days there are donuts, bagels, or other treats available at the front desk and there is ALWAYS a hot pot of coffee. AFC maintains a laid back yet very professional atmosphere, conducive to learning and growing as a pilot and enjoying the fellowship that comes with being an aviator.

Come fly with us!

-Flight Planning Computers
-Full-Motion Redbird Simulator
-Snack and drink machine
-Headset rental
-24/7 flying
-Social club activities
-Group fly-outs
-On-site Maintenance

CFI Rate: $70.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $70.00/hr
Aircraft Rental Sales Tax: 4.25%
Flight Instruction Sales Tax: 4.25%
Misc. Items Sales Tax: 4.25%


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

  • Call Denver Jet Center at 303-790-4321. Telephone number also in dispatch book
  • Fuel purchased away from Centennial Airport will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $6.00 per gallon. Latest reimbursement rate if different is posted in dispatch book.
  • Fuel only reimbursed with an itemized receipt

Access to Aircraft

During office hours: Front desk staff dispatches aircraft during all business hours.

After business hours: Pre-payment or deposit may be required

Returning the Aircraft

During business hours: Return completed dispatch paperwork to the front desk, and check out with front office staff.

After business hours: Front desk staff will orient you as to after hours procedures if you plan to return aircraft after normal business hours.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

  • Fuel purchased away from Centennial Airport will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $6.00 per gallon. Latest reimbursement rate if different than posted in dispatch book.
  • Fuel only reimbursed with an itemized receipt

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Call Aspen Flying Club Front Desk for instructions. All contact details are in the dispatch folder

Securing Aircraft

Use Standard Tie-down methods in the same row or hangar aircraft is removed from. Look at under resources

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

Main hangar rash risk occurs during pushback and tie down procedures.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Aircraft are normally filled to tabs or near full at all times. If less is required, please inform our staff at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. If more fuel is required, inform front desk upon your arrival and fuel will be ordered. Fuel can also be ordered on the flight line by calling Denver Jet Center at 303-790-4321. Number in the dispatch folder

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

  • Centennial is a busy airport. Follow all instructions on ATIS. DO NOT TRANSFER TO TOWER FREQUENCY UNTIL INFORMED BY GROUND CONTROLLER.
  • For people that want to do some air work, there are well defined practice areas.

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Look at the following

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Contact Denver Departure after departure, frequency 132.75

Local reporting points

  • Pinery golf course, south east of airport
  • Chatfield reservoir, west of airport
  • Aurora Reservoir, east of airport
  • Cherry Creek Reservoir, north of Airport

Typical TFR considerations

Note: airspace around sporting events commonly are not listed in TFR’s. You must specifically ask if sport event TFR’s are in place. Also check pro sports schedules. Local TFR’s are also usually mentioned on ATIS

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Centennial is a very busy airport with lots of hot spots. Pay STRICT attention to ATIS and all ATC instructions

What does the tower want you to do before you call ready for takeoff

At Centennial Airport, you must call ground control prior to pulling up to runway for take-off.

Pattern Altitude

6,800 MSL (1,000 ft agl)

Special cautions for flying the pattern

Be familiar with I-25 and Cherry Creek Reservoir

Local Flight Planning Tips

Noise Sensitive Areas

All quadrants surrounding airport to 1,500 feet.

Local Hazards

Mountains, high density altitudes


Temporary cranes

Nearby special use airspace

  • Centennial is located underneath Denver Class B Airspace.
  • Use VFR corridors printed on reverse side of Denver TAC

Local Terrain Considerations

Rocky Mountains less than 15 nm from the airport.

Density Altitude Considerations

Year round. Density altitude above 10,000 feet common in summer.

Best of airports to visit in the areas

  • KFTG, Front Range; has restaurant. Very friendly tower and not busy
  • KBJC, Rocky Mountain Metro; has restaurant. Not advisable on windy days.
  • KPUB, Pueblo; has great museum and has restaurant on field
  • KFLY, Meadow Lake airport; cool small airport
  • KCOS, Colorado Springs; busy airport with museum and cool restaurant in old piston powered Boeing
  • KANK, Salida, artists haven. Don’t have to cross the continental divide, so easy first mountain flight
  • KAEJ, Buena Vista; beautiful flight and beautiful airport. Easy first mountain flight
  • KGWS, Glenwood Springs; nice small airport close to the action in the mountains
  • KSBS, Steamboat Springs; easy access to the town, slopes and courtesy cars are readily available
  • KTEX, Telluride; no hassle airport close to town, ski slopes and entertainment
  • KRAP, Rapids City; close to Mt. Rushmore
  • KAIA, Alliance NE. Close to Carhenge. If you are visiting the area, you got to see this.

-Bold airports are in the mountains. Mountain experience required

Nearby stadiums/sports teams

Denver Broncos stadium (near downtown Denver) Ask for specifically about sports TFRs when getting a briefing

March 25, 2014, 7:59 p.m.

Aspen Flying Club is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews.
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Operator Info

13000 East Control Tower Road, Unit K-16
Englewood, Colorado 80112
303 799 6794
303 662 1050
Aspen Flying Club

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