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More Airplanes now Joining the Fleet !

More airplanes mean more availability and more fun! Our IA-Platinum Access allows our highly qualified members additional Cirrus SR22T G6 airplanes to rent for their adventures.

Plus, our Cirrus SR20 G6 fleet is now larger than ever and available to all of IA’s members for flight training, solo rental, and more.

Discovery Flights

  • Did you receive a gift certificate for a Discovery Flight?
  • Perhaps you want to learn more about flying airplanes?

Click here to go to our Discovery Flight services page.

New to the Fleet - Cirrus Vision Jet N728DL

Get your flight training in Colorado!

Located in Denver, Colorado, Independence Aviation proudly exhibits the title 2016 Cirrus Flight Training Center of the Year, and we are delighted to be a Platinum Partner with Cirrus Aircraft.

Our flight school is honored to have the FAA’s national 2017 Flight Instructor of the Year on our roster, and has produced the 2012 and 2018 Regional Nominee Flight Instructors of the Year, among others!


IA On Demand Remote Training

We make flight training easy by bringing the airplane and the instructor to an airport near where you live. Click above for details.


Get your private pilot license with us. Already have it? We can help you get your Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, or even teach you how to be an instructor!

Cirrus Transition Training

Cirrus Aircraft has a reputation of having airline-level standardization training in their SR series aircraft.


Regular flight training and mentor pilot support with an Independence Aviation flight instructor to keep you proficient 

Mountain Flight Training

The mountain flying course includes a ground discussion of topics specific to mountain flying, safety and survival techniques.


At Independence Aviation we take Pilot Safety to the next level. Our IA-UPRT curriculum teaches how best to avoid the most dangerous of flying situations, recognition when inadvertently encountered, and how best to recover.

Flight Student Testimonials

I meant to do this sooner but even a few months after the fact I still reflect on the mountain flying course I took through IA as one of the most valuable experiences in my ten years of flying. Stephen Slade was an amazing professional to work with. The forecast VFR weather turned out to be IFR over the central Rockies that day but we completed a challenging day of mountain flying that involved actual instrument approaches into Telluride and Leadville (circle to land in actual conditions at Leadville!). I travelled all the way from Iowa to take this course and it was worth it and then some. Can’t say enough about Mr. Slade. A real class act and a consummate professional.  The experience increased my confidence by leaps and bounds. I’m pretty much counting the days until I can do it again. 

Jason Dierking

Jason Dierking


If you’re searching for mountain flying training, look no further!  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Independence Aviation and Stephen Slade, CFI.  Stephen created a learning plan focused on safe mountain flying and took my aviation skills to a new level.  You’re guaranteed to have an experience like no other, in addition to meeting an all-around great pilot, instructor, and one of our country’s best! Aim high!

Marilyn Bush

St. Louis, MO

“I requested mountain flying training in my Cirrus SR22T and worked with Stephen Slade at Independence Aviation.  Stephen provided ground school with all the critical terrain and weather basics.  He then planned sessions (taking advantage of my planes capabilities) to various airports with progressive challenges.  This was a fun and valuable experience for me and I now feel confident planning and flying to my favorite destinations in the mountains.  Flights to Steamboat and Telluride were noteworthy.  Stephen was knowledgeable, friendly and has all the attributes of a good instructor.  He followed up with answers to a couple of outstanding questions in a professional manner.  Stephen is my go-to instructor for any recurrent or additional mountain flying training.”

Mike K


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12780 East Control Tower RoadEnglewood, CO 80112
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