Learn to Fly

Let Wings Over the Rockies help you on your path to becoming a pilot! Explore our ground schools below and learn the steps in getting your pilot certificate.

Introduction to Ground School

Intro Ground School - Wings Museum

Introduction to Ground School is a four-part workshop created to offer students ages 12-17 the basics of pilot training and inspire a love of flight.

The cost to attend ground school is $30. This fee provides the attendee with an annual “student membership” to Wings Over the Rockies. Museum members are FREE.

This course includes an introductory FLIGHT in a single-engine aircraft with a certified Colorado pilot. Flights will be individually scheduled at a later date, and will take place at Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight on the south side of Centennial Airport.

Content Includes:

  • Requirements to become a pilot
  • Aircraft parts and terms
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft systems and instruments
  • Airport signs and lighting
  • Airspace fundamentals

Fall 2022 session is sold out. Contact Valerie Blome at VBlome@WingsMuseum.org with any questions or to be notified of the next course.

Private Pilot Ground School

Private Pilot Ground School - Wings Museum

This 8-week Private Pilot Ground School will cover all the areas you will be tested on for your private pilot certificate.

Topics include:

  • Airspace
  • Aircraft systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Cross country flight planning
  • Weather
  • And more!

Instruction and assignments are provided by certified flight instructors.


Non-Member | $250.00 per registrant
Member | $200.00 per registrant

Registration to come!

Please note: Participants must be 14 years or older.

Required materials:

  • Notebook
  • Asa Private Pilot Written Test Guide
  • E6B **
  • Sectional Plotter **
  • Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge **
  • Airplane Flying Handbook **
  • 2021/2022 FAR/AIM **

**Limited quantity available in gift shop for purchase at Exploration of Flight

Optional materials:

  • iPad
  • Foreflight
  • Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course