Why Choose McAir?

Why Choose McAir?
At McAir, our primary goal is to provide training that helps students develop into safe and competent pilots. Whether you're pursuing an aviation career or simply want to experience the thrill of flight, McAir Aviation is recognized for providing professional flight training and instruction.

We offer a range of licensing options, including Private, Instrument, Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor training. Our flight school programs are designed to provide comprehensive training to new students.

Colorado and the Rocky Mountain front range offer one of the best flight training environments in the world, with over 300 days of sunshine per year.

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 an FAA-Certified Part 141 Flight School that delivers exceptional flight training. 
  2. McAir is a proud participating school in several Airline Pilot Programs: Envoy, Piedmont, Allegiant, and SkyWest Airlines. 
  3. McAir is affiliated with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to offer flight training opportunities and scholarships. 
  4. McAir is 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 welcome 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. In as few as 13 months, you can train to become a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII). 
  7. One-on-one flight instruction, advanced pilot training equipment, and technology are all dedicated to your training success. 
  8. Our FAA-approved online training materials and real-time online scheduling are highly accessible – allowing you to review your training materials and flight schedule anywhere, anytime. 
  9. Our standardized fleet of Cessna 172S Aircraft has full-service on-site maintenance. 
  10. Our established partnerships with many colleges and universities give 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 for a career as a Commercially Rated Pilot* (Single Engine, Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor)

363 Days

McAir Conducts Flight Training

Flight School Training at McAir combined with Certified Instructing** to build hours, then instructing is 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.

Training to become a pilot may open doors to various opportunities**, click to see additional pathways.

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

**Employment is not guaranteed

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