not involved in the training for the normal and standard certificates
and ratings, ColoradoSkymaster LLC provides advanced instruction for the
post-certificate pilot. Much time and effort has been spent to gain the
theoretical book-knowledge and minimum aeronautical skills required to
pass the exam, but there is a lack of truly realistic operational experience.
Course subject matters consist of, but are not limited to:
Advanced aerodynamics to include being skilled and at ease during
slow flight, maneuvering at minimum controllable airspeed and throughout
normal and abnormal stalls and recoveries. Normal, crosswind and out-of-the-ordinary
take-offs and landings are practiced so the pilot can land on a dime
and get nine-cents change. Operations into and out of high-density airports
are introduced and/or made to be our friend.
Like the airlines and military, before one braves the unfriendly skies
alone, the neophyte pilot undergoes IOE (Initial Operating Experience)
and a LOFT (Line Operating Flight Training) flight. The newly-rated
instrument pilot flies an IFR cross-country where multiple approaches
in varying environments challenge the pilot to become one with his craft.
This program requires overnight stays at distant airports
Systems, avionics, operational considerations, performance planning,
thinking faster than the airplane flies, adding instrument flying to
multi-engine procedures and the dreaded engine-out drills combine to
make you a master of your ship
.and your destiny.
Precision flight techniques are taught with emphasis on professional-level
headwork and knowledge, systems operation and management, procedural
considerations and performance enhancement techniques so the new Commercial
Pilot can truly demonstrate professional-level skills, knowledge, awareness
Airline Transport Pilot:
Usually the pre-requisite to the airline job, we evaluate and improve
your combined multi-engine and instrument skills so when you are faced
with the 'sim check' part of the airline interview process (where you
must fly a 'plane' you've never flown before close to airline standards),
you will have a fighting chance.
Soon to come: Practice job interviews with retired airline captains.
Soon to come: Airline Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) sessions.
This is one of the few ratings we train right from the git-go. If
you want to learn from an old 'Alaska Bush Pilot' here is where you
Again, something we teach right from the start. You will follow the
Colorado Pilot Association syllabus and learn all about high density-altitude,
high terrain flying. You will fly into and land at some of the most
scenic airports in the nation, including the highest airport in the
USA - Leadville, Colorado. Bring your camera, the views can't be beat!
An afternoon of ground instruction followed the next day - weather permitting
- by some spectacular flying.
Flight Instructor (CFI, CFI-IA, CFI-ME, CFI-Tailwheel, CFI-Aerobatics)
A specialty of our Chief Pilot (who to date enjoys a 100% pass rate
for Initial CFI's), we ask you come here with your Knowledge Tests passed.
We then can focus on presentation skills, verbal exactness, in-flight
demonstration skills and reinforcing any weak areas. When you are done
with this course you will be able to say, precisely and concisely, exactly
what you mean to say both on the ground and during instructional flight.
You'll fly pretty good from the right seat as well!
Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA's) Training:
Just bought a complicated avionics system attached to a new airplane
and find the technology
daunting? We'll help you sort it all out
so you don't end up flying the avionics and forget about flying the