In the Pursuit of Dreams – Dreams Take Flight
On August 27, 2018 Allen J. Maddock achieved something very special in his young aviation career – his first jet charter trip as a crew member. The stuff of dreams does not just happen – it comes from hard work, education, training, dedication, and setting goals.
Allen started his pursuit of an aviation career by coming to work for JA Air Center as a line man fueling aircraft and performing other line services in 2010. He had several great role models to get him started– his grandfather and father -both pilots with their own aircraft (a C210 and C150) .
Allen started his flight training with JA Flight Training in early 2011 and by June 2011 he had made his first solo flight. He then went on to achieve the rest of his ratings with JA Flight Training while working the line at JA and going to Waubonsee Community College. Allen received three Associate Degrees and completed his BS degree in Aviation Administration in May 2018 at Lewis University.
The flight school that had trained Allen now hired him as a newly minted CFI in January 2017. Allen was now the instructor leading his students to their dreams while still pursuing his aviation career.
Next Step into the Flight Levels
On the anniversary of his solo Allen was hired by Executive Express Aviation (JA Flight’s affiliate charter company) in June 2018 as a SIC in their Bravo jet and after enduring two weeks of training at Flight Safety International Allen passed his SIC type rating check ride.
As his career continues to grow Allen still teaches at the Part 141 flight school – JA Flight Training where he started and works the line at JA Flight Center as time allows.
We congratulate Allen on his accomplishments and look forward to watching him pursue his aviation dreams!