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Flight School Chicago

JA  Flight Training provides professional flight training to meet FAA Part 61 and 141 standards and requirements.

As a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), JA Flight utilizes the King School on-line curriculum for the Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi programs. All of our ground and flight training is done one-on-one with your instructor. We tailor our flight training programs to your specific needs and schedule. Call us today to set up a meeting with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor to start your training.

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Private Certificate

Flight training will enrich your life in countless ways.

You’ll learn to balance technical training with the freedom of flying toward an endless horizon. You’ll adopt new ways of speaking, navigating, and calculating your position. What initially feels like a complex process will slowly become second nature, and you will always have a great story to tell.

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Instrument Rating

Instrument rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).

It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments. Testing consists of a written exam and a FAA check ride.

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Commercial Certificate

Training for the certificate focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship.

A commercial pilot can be paid for certain types of operations, such as banner towing, flight instruction and to be a co-pilot for our Career Pilot Program through Southern Airways Express. To fly for hire, the pilot must hold a second class medical certificate.  If you plan on making a career out of flying then a Commercial Certificate is a required training evolution.

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Certified Flight & Instrument Instructor

A Certified Flight Instructor Certificate holder or (CFI) is someone who had mastered the art of airmanship.

A CFI can relate their skills to those in the process of learning to fly. As a CFI, you can teach on your own, as part of a flight school or be promoted to a Check Pilot in your current flying job. Many pilots choose to get their CFI in order to build flight time as instructors while they accrue flight time of their own to move on to flying as part of an airline or charter operation.  An Instrument Instructor or CFII, for short, is authorized to conduct training for the issuance of an instrument rating.

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Multi-Engine Add-Ons

Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is both exhilarating and rewarding. 

The multi-engine land rating is an “add-on” to an existing single-engine land private, commercial, or ATP certificate. For this rating, both VFR and IFR operations will be emphasized. There are no minimum time requirements for the multi-engine land rating; however you will need an instructor endorsement for flight and ground training prior to taking the checkride. There is no written exam, only an oral exam and practical checkride are required.  See our accelerated Multi-Engine Course.

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Veteran Approved for Flight Instruction

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

The VA has a number of programs available to veterans. You can get additional information through the VA site at:

Bachelor Degree in Aviation including all flight ratings: As a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate JA provides the flight portion of your training while the rest of the course work is completed online. Additional information is at:

Fight School Chicago: Other Instruction Programs

We also provide Biennial Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Aircraft Checkouts, Safety Pilot Services, Ground Training and Aviation Seminars.

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