Give the Gift of a Discovery Flight!
A Discovery Flight is one of the most unique gifts you’ll ever give. To purchase a Discovery Flight,
• stop by our office (8am-5pm seven days a week).
• give us a call (815) 648-2433 and we’ll mail you a certificate.
• purchase online (information below).
We fly seven days a week, all year round and can accommodate almost any schedule.
What Does it Take?
Learning to fly an airplane is a rewarding and exciting experience. We take great pride in JB Aviation’s unique private pilot curriculum that breaks the process down into three manageable phases.
In the Phase One, you will master the fundamentals. On the ground, you will learn how the flight controls work, how the power plant operates, and how to thoroughly inspect your airplane before each flight. You will spend time in the maintenance shop looking under the “hood” of your airplane. In the air, you’ll learn how to take-off, climb, turn, descend, and land the airplane. This phase will culminate in your first solo flight.
Phase Two is all about “spreading your wings” and beginning the “cross-country” portion of your training. You will navigate to new airports, learn about weather, aviation regulations, performance calculations, and even visit airports with control towers. If you have a specific mission (like flying to your cabin in Wisconsin), the preparation begins here. This phase culminates in a series of solo cross-country flights.
Phase Three off is a review of everything you learned in Phases One and Two, as well as intensive, ground school preparation. This is where we’ll get you ready for your “check-ride” since you conclude this phase with your pilot’s license in hand!
Along the way you’ll also need to pass a Knowledge Exam, more commonly referred to as “the written.” You can study for this at home by yourself, with the assistance of your flight instructor, or in a more structured environment through our 8-week ground school course. Our ground school classes run year-round and will ensure that you are ready to pass the test.
Meet Our Flight Instructors
All of us at JB Aviation take great pride in your flight training. Your flight instructor will help shape your aviation future and inspire you for a lifetime of accomplishments. We are certain you will enjoy the training you’ll receive. If there is ever any way we can make your flight training experience better, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’re here to make sure you become the best pilot you can be. Thank you for choosing JB Aviation, we look forward to seeing you around the airport soon!