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With news of the anticipated pilot shortage all over the news, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are interested in following their dreams and becoming a pilot. If you are interested in becoming a pilot, do you know what to look for in a flight training school?
Flight training schools are working hard to meet the demand as it’s projected that they will need to turn out 87 new pilots each day. They aren’t all the same, so below are several different factors to consider where you want to go.
What are Your Pilot Goals?
Like anything else in life, it’s good to define your goals before getting st... read more
J.A. Flight Services and Liberty University are excited to announce a new partnership to provide local training (Chicagoland area) for a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation. The degree is offered year-round online and full-time students with no experience can complete their degree in two-and-a-half years.
There has never been a better time to enter this field. The aviation industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and, coupled with the current and upcoming high-retirement rates for pilots (many of the Baby Boomers), there is a projected need for 790,000 new pilots—or 108 per day–over the next 20 years.
It’s a Pilot’s Market
Take advantage of the current m... read more
Winter Special – JA Flight Services is please to offer 50% off the instructor fee on all rental checkouts. JA offers some of the nicest rental aircraft in the Chicagoland area and employs a full-time staff of instructors to expedite all checkouts. Among the rental aircraft available at JA are:
- 2009 Diamond DA-42 with Garmin G1000
- 2006 Beechcraft G-36 Bonanza with Garmin G1000 and TKS known Ice
- 2007 Cessna 172S with Garmin G1000 (3 to choose from)
- 1982 Cessna 172RG, Garmin equipped
- 1980 Cessna 172N….IFR equipped, great rate!
Call JA Flight Services today at 630-549-2152 to schedule your checkout. ... read more
A Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) is commonly thought of as services for private jets at an airport, but using operations instead is a better fit. FBO’s can range from a small VIP lounge within an airport terminal, to a large facility built specifically to offer services to not only crew and customers, but to also take care of the aircraft.
So, what does all this mean? What does it include? At J.A. Air Center, a lot.
The new J.A. Air Center at Aurora Municipal Airport is the Midwest’s premier FBO, featuring a private terminal where pilots, crew and passengers are treated to concierge-level services and have access to every possible amenity to make the... read more
Major news organizations are calling it the perfect storm. While the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that air travel will almost double in the next 20 years, from 4 billion to 7.8 billion passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the number of pilots has decreased 30 percent in the last 30 years and unless something is done, it’s only going to get worse.
The downward trend for pilot shortage shows no end in sight, and the outpacing of demand over supply c... read more