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.