Why Choose McAir?

McAir Aviation offers a non-stop flight to success. At McAir, our goal is a simple one, to create the safest, best-trained professional pilots in the industry and provide them with a seamless and rapid start to a career.

Supporting your passion of flight, whether it be a career in aviation, or if you just want to experience the challenge and adventure of flight, this is the place to become a safe and competent pilot. McAir Aviation is nationally recognized as a great place to learn to fly and receive professional flight training and instruction.

We offer a variety of licensing options including Private, Instrument, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor training. Our first-class accelerated flight school programs can take new student from zero experience to paid airline pilot in less than two years. Our premier pilot school training can unlock other advantages and career opportunities.

Colorado and the Rocky Mountain front range offer one of the best flight training environments in the world. With 300+ days of sunshine, we give our pilots many more safe and consistent flying days, not to mention the summer is not nearly as hot as other regions.

Flying in and around the Rocky Mountains is unique, exhilarating, and extremely rewarding.

Call Us Today. Fly Tomorrow.

(303) 466-8730

Top 10 Reasons to choose McAir Aviation

  1. McAir is a FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School that delivers exceptional flight training and safety standards. Many flight schools that train pilots under FAA Certified Part 61 are not regulated by the FAA.
  2. McAir is a proud participating school of several Airline Pilot Programs: Envoy, Piedmont, and SkyWest Airlines.
  3. Affiliated with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to offer flight training opportunities and scholarships.
  4. Approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency to offer VA benefit training to all Veterans and Military personnel.
  5. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds for CFI positions and encourage our graduates to apply. We do not discriminate based on protected characteristics and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  6. On average our pilots train and earn their licenses/certificates 20% faster - significantly above the national average for flight schools.
  7. One on one flight instruction, advanced pilot training equipment  and technology all dedicated to your training success.
  8. FAA approved State-of-the-Art online training materials and real-time online scheduling – your training materials and flight schedule can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
  9. Standardized Fleet of Cessna 172S Aircraft with full service onsite maintenance.
  10. Established partnerships with many colleges and universities giving you the opportunity to earn a degree while training to become a pilot.

Exceptional Insurance Coverage

As a student of McAir Aviation - if you abide by the rental agreement and McAir’s Policies and Safety Procedures, the pilot would only be financially responsible for the first $500 of any and all damage to the aircraft (per occurrence).

Schedule Your Flight Training

Once you have met your instructor, the two of you will schedule your lessons together, around your schedule. Generally, each flight lesson takes about 2 hours: an hour or more in the airplane and the remaining time for pre and post flight. There is some ground instruction time giving you the opportunity to ask questions, review that day’s flight lesson, and plan your next flight.


~13 Months

In as few as 13 months, you can train from Zero Experience to a Commercially Rated Pilot* (Single Engine, Multi Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor)

362 Days

McAir Conducts Flight Training

Flight School Training at McAir combined with Certified Instructing** to build hours then Instructing is on one of the fastest paths to apply with the airlines.

Completing training and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) hours building at McAir may provide options and access with the airlines.

Becoming a pilot will open many other opportunities, click to see additional pathways.

*McAir Aviation does not guarantee third-party certifications/ratings.

**Employment is not guaranteed

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