Alliance Flight TrainingKFTG
4 reviews

Alliance flight training is located east of DIA at Front Range Airport, home to the highest control tower in North America with 8000 by 100 foot runways. We offer complete flight training services for all levels of pilot trainees. Mountain flight training for the licensed pilots who are looking to expand their flying experience as well as standard services such as BFR’s. Just minutes from Denver International Airport with shuttle service to and from the airport, getting to Front Range is easy and stress free.

•Flight Planning Computers
•Redbird Simulator
•Free Coffee
•Headset rental
•24/7 flying
•Social club activities
•Group fly-outs
•On-site Maintenance

CFI Rate: $60.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $60.00/hr
Aircraft Rental Sales Tax: 4.25%


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

-Call Front Range Airport at 303-261-9100, or notify the Alliance Flight Training front desk staff to request fuel.

-Telephone numbers will also be in the dispatch book

Access to Aircraft

-Front Desk staff dispatches aircraft during all business hours.

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 Front Range Airport will be reimbursed at a rate not to exceed that days rate at the self-serve pump at KFTG.

-Fuel only reimbursed with an itemized receipt.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

-Call Alliance Flight Training Front Desk for instructions on how to proceed. All contact details are in the dispatch folder.

Securing Aircraft

-Return aircraft to the hangar or tie-down space that the aircraft was removed from. -Use Standard Tie-down methods. -Pilots will be informed if they are required to leave the aircraft on the ramp at the FBO.

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 Front Range Airport at 303-261-9100. The number is also in the dispatch folder.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

No special procedures at Front Range Airport. However, please have a thorough understanding of the surrounding class B airspace prior to departure or arrival.

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Contact Denver Departure after departing: Denver Departure East 128.25 or Denver Departure South 128.45

Local reporting points

-SKIPI five miles east of airport. -Bennett five miles east by South East of airport. -Watkins three and a half miles south west of airport (Caution: Located in Class Bravo, remain south of I-70 to remain clear) -Three miles south of airport crossing I-70.

Typical TFR considerations

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

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

-Read back of all runway holding instructions is required. -Runway Crossing Clearance required to cross Runway 17 at D7/E7

Taxiing to the runways

-Contact Ground Control during tower operating hours (1400Z – 0400Z) prior to taxi; 124.7

Run up area

-Located at A3, A9, E7 and D1.

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

-Contact Ground (124.7) for taxi instructions prior to contacting tower. -Contact tower (120.2) at runway hold shot line prior to takeoff.

Noise abatement procedures

Avoid low altitude flights over all residential areas

Traffic pattern altitudes

Traffic pattern Altitude is 6500 MSL (1000 AGL)

Preferred pattern entries

Right traffic pattern for Runway 08 and for Runway 35

Special cautions for flying the pattern

-Sequencing without separation services provided by KFTG Tower. -Class Bravo surface boundaries are close to normal traffic pattern. Be prepared to turn early crosswind and downwind when flying the pattern for 26.

Local Flight Planning Tips

Noise sensitive areas

Avoid flights directly over Bennett and Strasburg and any other residential area.

Local Hazards

Mountains, high density altitudes


Oil and Gas rigs

Nearby special use airspace

-Front Range Airport is located underneath Denver Class B Airspace. -Use VFR corridors printed on reverse side of Denver TAC

How to identify boundaries of overlying or nearby airspace

-Imboden Road located to the west of the airport marks Class B airspace. -Class B begins from the DEN VOR on the 082 degree radial; fly south of the radial to remain clear.

Local terrain considerations

-Rocky Mountains less than 30 nm from the airport.

Best airports to visit in the area

Bold airports are in the mountains. Mountain checkout required.

-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.

-KFLY, Meadow Lake airport; cool small airport

-KCOS, Colorado Springs; busy airport with museum and cool restaurant in old piston powered , fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker.

-KANK, Salida, artist’s 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

-KLXV, North America’s highest airport. During your visit, don't forget to pick up your Certificate of Navigation for landing at North America's Highest Elevation Airport!

-KRAP, Rapids City; close to Mt. Rushmore

-KAIA, Alliance NE. Close to Carhenge. If you are visiting the area, you got to see this.

-KAPA, Centennial Airport, location of our sister company Aspen Flying Club.

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Front Range of Rocky Mountains

Unique weather challenges/microclimates

-Colorado Weather can be unpredictable and commonly experiences afternoon thunderstorms in the summer.

-High winds along the foothills are common year round.

-Remember the Openairplane Mountain UPC is required for any mountain flying

Density altitude considerations

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

Nearby stadiums

Denver Broncos stadium and Colorado Rockies (Downtown Denver). Division 1 football: USAFA Colorado Springs, CU Boulder, CSU Fort Collins.

Nearby sports team schedules

-Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, AF Falcons, CU Buffalos, CSU Rams. Check team schedules on Internet

Traffic flows around local sites/terrain features

-High amount of VRF traffic over and around Downtown Denver -Two major sports stadiums located in the heart of Downtown

Nov. 13, 2014, 12:19 a.m.

Alliance Flight Training is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews.
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37350 Astra Way
Watkins, CO 80137
Alliance Flight Training

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