Pilot Prep Course


The 2018-2019 term ends April 2019.


For information on course and application, click here.


2019-2020 Term will begin in September 2019. Dates and application will be finalized in August 2019.


Please check the schedule for this past term that ends in April.

(See Schedule)




Event Calendar & Photos















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.



Christe Christensen - June 3 , 2017/ Josh Tyndale - June 30, 2017

Tucker Balman June 1, 2017 / Shelby Johnson April 3, 2017



Mason Cresap (January 28, 2017) and Mary Massaro (April 3, 2017)

also became private pilots this year, bringing the total to 11,

the number of students who became pilots within the last year.


Look what our students have achieved

in the last 12 months




Putting faces to student successes!

These high school students have a reason for brilliant smiles.

They all became Private Pilots this year.



You make their success possible.

Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for

flight training by the end of 2016.


Please donate today!




Want to see what AEFCO does?

Watch this short video!


Thanks to Paul Drexler, 4D Solutions, for producing and donating this AEFCO video.





Pilot Prep Course



The first step to becoming a Private Pilot is to pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. The mission of this class is to prepare students to pass the exam.


You will meet 2 Saturdays a month during the school year, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM..



You need to:


  • Complete the Pilot Prep Course application
  • Obtain your school transcript (Minimum GPA considered: 2.5 unweighted)
  • Mail both to: AEFCO, 7505 Mallard Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80831 OR Email both to Sandy Martin
  • DEADLINE to apply:Saturday, September 8, 2018


After we receive your application:


  • AEFCO Board will schedule interviews with student and at least 1 parent. Note: Board may waive the interview for returning students from the Summer 2018.
  • 2018 Candidates will be notified: no later than Thursday, September 20, 2018.


For more information, contact:

Richard Martin, President email

Sandy Martin, Development Manager email or phone (719) 351-1640






The Aviation Summer Flight Experience

June 20 - 29, 2018


Click here for photos


Thank you to all of the volunteers and students who made 2018's program so successful!
























  • Aviation Summer Flight Experience - June 12 - 21, 2019

This program allows selected young people, ages 15 - 18, to participate in aviation activities and enable them to make future career choices involving aviation and aerospace fields. (Find more information about this summer's program)


  • Private Pilot Exam Prep Course

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


  • 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.