About - Alpine Flight School
Alpine Flight School is based at Eagle County Regional Airport in Eagle Colorado. We offer a broad range of services and training for all levels of aviators. What makes our operation unique is our ability to provide mountain and backcountry flight training. Colorado has some of the highest terrain in the United States, that creates an excellent learning environment. Additionally, in the summer months Colorado can provide some excellent backcountry opportunities. We are located on the western side of Colorado, nearby Utah provides unmatched backcountry opportunities, especially in the winter and spring. Our training programs can be scheduled to begin from any airport in the Central Mountains of Colorado that is convenient for the student. including Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Aspen Airport (KASE), Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS), or Telluride Airport (KTEX). Utah programs are scheduled to begin from whichever airport the student desires to fly into either privately or commercially but typically those airport are Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Grand Junction Regional (KGJT), Canyonlands Airport (KCNY), or Salt Lake International (KSLC).
Our Team - Dedicated aviation professionals
Loren FrenchFlight Instructor CFII/MEI
Loren has worked in a variety of different aviation businesses over the last 24 years including aircraft development, training program development, corporate flying, Part 135 flying, scheduled and supplemental 121. Loren holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) in single & multi-engine land aircraft, as well as commercial licenses in single engine seaplanes & gliders, and is typed and has experience flying Boeing 737 and Airbus 319,320,321 aircraft. Loren is a member of the FAAST Team (FAA Aviation Safety Team), a Cirrus Standardized Instructor, a Gold Seal CFI and NAFI Master CFI. With over 13000 hours of instruction given, Loren is a CFI, CFII, MEI and an instructor in seaplanes. The bulk of Loren's flight time has been teaching in the Colorado Rockies and eastern Utah. Loren currently divides his time between instruction at Alpine Flight and flying under Part 121 in the Boeing 737.
Joe BovaContiCommercial | Single Engine Land & Sea | CFI | CFII | Ground
Joe holds a Commercial license for single engine land and sea aircraft, Instructor ratings for Aircraft, Instruments and Ground.He has logged over 3500 hrs. of which about half was giving dual instruction. Joe received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from FAA for over 50 years of safe, accident and violation free flying. At Alpine Flight Joe specializes in Mountain, Backcountry and Instrument Flying
John LeeATP & CFII/MEI
A former regional airline jet captain with over 5000 hours, John holds an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating for multi-engine land aircraft, with type ratings for Canadair Regional Jet (CL-65) and the Dornier 328 regional turbo-prop (DO-328). John also holds a Commercial license for single engine land aircraft. John has over 1000 hours of dual instruction given, and instructional ratings for single and multi-engine airplanes as well as instrument airplanes. Today, John operates his own business in the Vail Valley, however his aviation history and experience make him an excellent instructor and a true aviation professional.
Utah backcountry trips can be configured with either camping or hotel lodging for the nights away. Hotel lodging generally utilizes the Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn Express, or other comparable property in Moab Utah.
Colorado backcountry trips are generally a series of day-trips but may provide for the option of a single night of camping at Marble. If a night of camping is selected, Alpine Flight will provide the necessary camping equipment, food and beverages for the camping. Customers should secure their own lodging for other nights. We recommend Best Western in Eagle Colorado due to proximity to dining and availability of hotel transportation to airport.
Other day experiences as well as multi-day mountain training does not include any overnight options. Flights will begin and end daily in Eagle Colorado. Customers should secure their own lodging. We recommend Best Western in Eagle Colorado due to proximity to dining and availability of hotel transportation to airport.