Pilot Prep Course



Phase 1 classes will start October 3, 2015


Click here to review the class outlines for 2015-2016 sessions.




Free Airplane Rides!



The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 72 sponsors Young Eagle Rallies throughout the year. AEFCO students are encouraged to come for a FREE airplane ride and to volunteer to work the event.


Click here to view the schedule. You can also find contact information for the Young Eagle coordinator, Sandy Martin, if you want to work.













The Aviation Education Foundation of Colorado, Inc. (AEFCO) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization providing charitable and educational aviation related training and scholarships to young people in Colorado.


Private Pilots



Look what our students have achieved

in the last 12 months

A new AEFCO video, produced by Paul Drexler, 4D Solutions, is available.




Pilot Prep Course

FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam


  • Aerodynamics, Engines, Instruments

Phase 1: October 3, 2015


  • Communications, Weather, Airplane Performance

Phase 2: November 21, 2015


  • Navigation, Aviation Physiology

Phase 3: January 30, 2016


The first step in becoming a Private Pilot is to pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. This class meets 2 saturdays a month during the school year to prepare students to pass the exam.


You need to:


  • Complete the Pilot Prep Course application
  • Obtain your school transcript (Minimum GPA considered: 2.5 unweighted)
  • Mail both to: AEFCO, 7215 Tobin Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
  • DEADLINE to apply: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • AEFCO Board Interviews: Saturday, September 19, 2015 & Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • 2015 Candidates Notified: no later than Monday, September 28, 2015


For more information, contact:

Richard Martin, President email or phone (719) 352-5895

Vann Norred, Program Director email or phone (719) 229-2150





The Aviation Summer Flight Experience

June 17 - June 26, 2015


Click here for details


Thank you to all of the volunteers and students who made 2014's program so successful!








Meadow Lake Aviation Camp

by Ralph McCormick


Scattered throughout this nation are "a few good men". I don't mean the Marines. I mean pilots who give of themselves, their time, money, experience. (Fly-Low Magaine/September 2009) Read the entire article.


Visit Fly-Low and read all of the articles.






Our thanks to all of these companies and individuals without whose support this would not be possible.

(Click on logos to learn more about these organizations)




All of the training materials are provided by












Garret Myers !


The first recipient of the

Hank Bartlett Scholarship

For Flight Training

received his

Private Pilot Certification

March 29, 2008.

Garret is shown with Hank Bartlett, CFI and AEFCO Director after his solo flight on January 17, 2008.












  • Aviation Summer Flight Experience

This program allows selected young people, ages 15 - 19, to participate in aviation activities and enable them to make future career choices involving aviation and aerospace fields. (Find more information)


  • Private Pilot Exam Prep Course

This class meets monthly during the school year to prepare students to pass the FAA Private Pilot Exam. (Find the schedule here).


  • Scholarships


Click here to view scholarships available to AEFCO students for flight training and test fees.


  • Establish a Scholarship

Creating a named scholarship through AEFCO is a very meaningful way to honor family and friends. For Guidelines to Establishing a Scholarship, click here.


  • Give to an Existing Scholarship

You may find that a scholarship has been established for your friend, or family member or one that matches your interests. To view a list of existing scholarships established through AEFCO, click here.


To contribute to an existing scholarship, click here.




The Aviation Education Foundation of Colorado, Inc. (AEFCO), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, was formed in March 2002 to provide training and scholarships for young people with a desire to enter the aviation industry.