JLS Aviation, LLC

  • Private Pilot Training
    Private Pilot Training JLS Aviation instructors are all qualified to instruct students toward a private pilot certificate. .
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  • Instrument Training
    Instrument Training The Flight School offers training toward an instrument rating. Periodically we also offer instrument ground school instruction as well.
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  • Ground School
    Ground School The course is open to student pilots or anyone who is interested in learning more about aviation..
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Welcome to JLS Aviation

JLS Aviation is a primarily a Flight School that operates at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The school serves two operational needs. The first is to offer professional flight instruction for a variety of licenses, ratings and endorsements. The second is to provide rental aircraft to licensed pilots for recreation, proficiency and travel. Once a pilot has received a check out from one of the instructors on staff, the pilot may schedule and fly the aircraft subject to JLS Aviation SOP and applicable FAA restrictions and requirements. We now have seven aircraft that can be used, including Cessna and Piper Aircraft, as well as an LSA qualified Ercoupe that is both simple and fun to fly. To learn more about the flight school, skim through the web pages here and if you have any questions, please give us a call at 540-374-1715.

JLS Aviation operates under a Flight School Certificate issued by the Virginia Department of Aviation. All the aircraft are maintained strictly in accordance with all FAA and manufacturers requirements. Each aircraft is inspected by an FAA licensed Aircraft Maintenance Technician after each 50 hours of operation, and undergoes a complete service after each 100 hours of operation. All aircraft (except the Ercoupe) are certified for operations in instrument conditions.

The Flight School is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate as a Part 141 Flight School for Private, Instrument and Commercial Courses. The Instrument and Commercial courses are accredited by the VA and eligible veterans may enroll in the Instrument/Commercial course under the GI Bill. This means that in some cases students will be able to complete training for a license or rating in less time and with the added assurance that the program meets oversight requirements that exceed most flight schools.

JLS Aviation owns and operates a Redbird LD1000 Advance Aviation Training Device. This flight simulator allows us to teach and evaluate VFR students under a variety of conditions for various contingencies of flight that may not be duplicated in flight. It also allows us to teach almost all instrument tasks pursuant to instrument instruction, including currency and IPC requirements for pilots who hold and Instrument - Airplane rating. The Chief Instructor has completed the first Redbird Instructors Course and we are now expanding the training available on the simulator to include Wings Program Credits as well as an accelerated Flight Training Program for Private Pilots. The expected availability for these two features will be late fall of 2013.

  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • FERRY FLIGHTS
  • ASH SCATTERING SERVICES

Aerial Photography

JLS Aviation conducts aerial photography services for individuals or businesses. We can photograph places of interest such as houses or farms for sales or personal use. For businesses, especially construction, we currently have contracts used for records of progress, presence of machinery, and other aspects of construction that can serve as legal supporting evidence. We guarantee your satisfaction.

 

 

Ferry Flights

Often pilots purchase aircraft that they are not qualified yet to fly or the cost proposed to ferry the aircraft is prohibitive. JLS instructors are qualified in a variety of aircraft and we know may commercial pilots who have owned or can fly others. If you need an aircraft ferried, please give us a call and let us compete for your business.

 

 

 

 

Ash Scattering Services

If you or someone you know would be interested in an alternative to traditional burials, ash scattering from an aircraft is a low cost, environmentally friendly alternative. You can choose the location and other features that will make this a proper ceremony.For more information, visit our WITH WINGS web site.

 

 

 

Introductory Flight

JLS Aviation offers Introductory flight gift certificates in a Cessna C-172 for $125. The flight is for one or two people and consists of a flight in the local area for about 40 minutes.

The flight is designed to provide someone who has never experienced flight in a personal aircraft the opportunity to take the controls. It is perfect for someone who is considering flying lessons but is unsure about the planes. An experienced instructor will talk you through a pre-flight inspection, engine starting and run-up, taxing, takeoff and flight. This offer also extends to anyone who would like simply go up in an aircraft. For most, the first flight is unforgettable, as it is truly a unique experience.

Should you wish to purchase an introductory flight for someone else, call the Flight School to either purchase a flight as a gift certificate or to sign up for a time to fly.