Western Air Flight AcademyKBJC
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Western Air Flight Academy is a part of the Aspen Flying Club family of flying clubs. Western Air Flight Academy offers the flight training quality of a part 141 school while maintaining the flying club feel. We offer you the option of 141 flight training or part 61 flight training, whichever best suits your needs. At Western Air we operate a fleet of Cessna, Piper, Cirrus and Beechcraft aircraft which are maintained to the highest standards in aviation. Our instructors come from all backgrounds in aviation to help you achieve your goals in the shortest time possible. Many of our instructors have given over 3,000 hours of instruction which will give you the best possible experience while learning to fly.

No Services loaded for Western Air Flight Academy.

CFI Rate: $70.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $70.00/hr
Aircraft Rental Sales Tax: 4.50%
Flight Instruction Sales Tax: 4.50%
Misc. Items Sales Tax: 4.50%


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Call Landmark Aviation at 303-466-2336. Telephone number also in dispatch book

Access to aircraft

During business hours: Front desk staff dispatches aircraft during all business hours.

After business hours: Pre-payment or deposit may be required

Returning 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 KBJC will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $6.00 per gallon. Latest reimbursement rate if different is posted in dispatch book. Fuel only reimbursed with an itemized receipt.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Call Western Air Front Desk for instructions. All contact details are in the dispatch folder

Putting aircraft back into it's tie down

Use Standard Tie-down methods in the same row or hangar aircraft is removed from.

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 Landmark Aviation at 303-466-2336. The number is also in the dispatch folder

Local Airspace Considerations

standard departure procedures

Rocky Mountain Metro can be a busy GA airport. Follow all tower instructions for departure turnouts. There is a significant rise in terrain approximately 8nm west and a 10,500’ peak as close as 14nm west.

Best way to get flight following

Contact Denver Departure on frequency 126.1

Local reporting points

Boulder Power Plant, located NW of the airport Town of Golden, located SW of the airport North Interchange (intersection of I-25 and E-470), located NE of the airport

Typical TFR considerations

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

Local Flight Planning Tips

Noise sensitive areas

Pilots are requested to avoid flight over Standley Lake (2nm South of the airport) below 8000’ MSL

How to easily identify boundaries of overlying or nearby airspace

Denver International Class B airspace to the surface begins slightly northeast of downtown Denver. Pilots are advised to maintain situational awareness when flying in and around downtown Denver. Remaining west of I-25 and downtown Denver is the best way to avoid flying into the Class B airspace inadvertently.

Local terrain considerations

Mountains to the west of the airport within 10nm

best airports to visit in the areas

  • KFTG, Front Range; has restaurant. Very friendly tower and not busy
  • KAPA, Centennial; has restaurant with great views of airfield and mountains. Can be very busy airport.
  • KPUB, Pueblo; has great museum and has restaurant on field
  • KFLY, Meadow Lake airport; cool small airport
  • KCOS, Colorado Springs; busy airport with museum and cool restaurant in old piston powered Boeing
  • KANK, Salida, artists 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
  • KRAP, Rapids City; close to Mt. Rushmore
  • KAIA, Alliance NE. Close to Carhenge. If you are visiting the area, you got to see this.

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-Bold airports are in the mountains. Mountain experience required

Best sights to see nearby from the air

  • Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Coors plant in Golden

Density altitude considerations

High Density Altitude year round; not uncommon to have density altitude approaching 10,000’ during the summer

nearby stadiums

  • Sports Authority Field – Denver Broncos
  • Coors Field – Colorado Rockies

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Located on the north end of the airport and ramp area at B1 and C1 for helicopter operations

run up area

East and West end of Alpha taxiway

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

Call tower from runup areas for clearance

Traffic pattern altitudes

6500’ MSL

July 4, 2015, 2:06 a.m.

Western Air Flight Academy is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews.
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Operator Info

11915 Airport Way, Suite 4
Broomfield, CO 80021
Western Air Flight Academy

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