Grab the controls of a Cessna 172 as you take the first steps towards your FAA Private Pilot license. Cadets 16 and older can attend the power section at JFA. We are also proud to be the only CAP academy in the country that offers a G-1000 course for cadets.
Soar though the sky of Illinois in a Civil Air Patrol glider. Nothing compares to the feeling of a airplane pulling you off the ground into the sky then that moment when you release from the tow and are truly free. We fly Schweizer 2-33, Blanik L-23 and AS-K 21.
Be a part of the only balloon academy in Civil Air Patrol. Join cadets from across the country as you learn about the safe and fun operation of a hot air balloon. Enjoy an once in a lifetime chance to float above beautiful Mattoon Illinois at sunrise and sunset.