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About JA Flight Training

Chicago’s Premier Career Pilot Center offering collegiate and non-collegiate programs for those interested in becoming a professional pilot.

JA has a number of career pilot programs for airline bound individuals with the drive and determination to fly today’s most technical airliners. From college entrant and accelerated programs, to pay as you go, to Veterans using the GI Bill… JA Flight Training has structured programs to get you through quickly, or custom-tailored programs that allow you to work your way into a new career. Call us today for a personal tour!

What We Do

JA Flight helps local students find a pathway to the airlines.

Whether it be our collegiate program through Liberty University or helping someone shift careers into a professional pilot, JA is here to help. Getting a commercial pilot rating is only the start, followed by fulfilling required flight hours. JA Flight is committed to helping all of our students build the necessary time requirements through flight instruction, internships, and affiliations. We know the work is not done until the stripes are on your shoulders!

career Pilot Programs

Career Pilot Programs

See our affiliation through Liberty University, our partnership with Southern Airways, and Veteran options.

Learn to fly

Learn to Fly

See a description of our structured on-line and flight programs.

Be flying as an airline co-pilot in as little as one year from your first flight!

Estimated program cost of $75,000 based on 12 month full-time attendance.

Full financing available, Credit for previous ratings available, Flexible training option, Open 7-days a week

veteran approved for flight instruction

Veteran Approved for Flight Instruction

JA Flight is approved by the VA for flight training benefits.  There are two main paths for veterans including an accredited Bachelor’s degree program.

Advanced Fleet & Equipment

A variety of aircraft including late-model singles and twins.

  • The most rewarding part of JA Flight Services is taking enthusiastic young adults, making them into pilots, employing them, and helping them become airline pilots.

    Scott Fank and Bruce Jacobs
  • Great pilots are made not born… A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience.


Flight Schedule Pro

You are only as good as your scheduling program, and Flight Schedule Pro is the best.  Allowing students to login, see instructor and aircraft availability while providing full access to all flights with invoicing integration.   Flight schedule Pro allows us to run seven days a week from 6am – Midnight with excellent reporting functions for both students and accounting.

Financing Available

We have a world-class flight training school that prepares our students for a successful future in piloting with flexible classes and affordable programs.

Partner Program

JA Flight Training has two uniquely different career path programs for young students coming out of high school and career change individuals.

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