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Ready for Takeoff? Aims Community College Hosts Thrilling Aviation Day in Loveland

Join Aims Community College at its Flight Training Center, 6350 Aviation Circle in Loveland, on Saturday, August 12 for Aims Aviation Day from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free, fun and family-friendly event features demonstrations from the Aims Aviation Program, games and activities for the entire family.  

Group standing by airplane at Aviation Day

The Aims aviation team will have aircraft on display for the public to view. Attendees can also experience the new Aims mobile aviation lab, including virtual reality flight simulators, an air traffic control simulation, drones, STEM-related activities, and more. Over 20 vendors will be on site including representatives from major airlines and the Colorado Division of Aeronautics.  Food trucks will be at the event with snacks and refreshments.

Sign up for an Airplane Ride

Aims Aviation Day offers flights between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Airplane rides cost $45 per person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All money Aims collects from the flights will be donated to scholarships for future Aims aviation students. Guests select a preferred two-hour window to better plan a fun-filled day. Flight times are estimates only. The maximum number of guests on a flight is three people. All flights are pre-sold; tickets are unavailable for day-of sales. Flights are contingent on the weather.

Plane getting ready for takeoff at Aviation Day

“Aviation Day is an opportunity for community members to experience the joy of flight and what Aims Community College has to offer,” said Chief Flight Instructor Alex Wernsman. “The most exciting thing about the event is seeing young people get a chance to experience the joys of aviation and to pass on the passion to the next generation of pilots.”

Visit to get the latest information about Aims Aviation Day and to sign up for a flight. To request accommodations for this event, call 970-339-6388 or email

Aims Aviation programs are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved and provide a hands-on learning experience through advanced simulators, flight training in modern aircraft, drones and quality coursework taught by experienced professionals. Please visit for more information.