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. Many cadets now start training in the G1000. 

Powered Flight Academy Information

June 18-26 2021 (10 students) Power
***LOCATION CHANGE for 2021 to Camp Atterbury **

You must be 16 years of age or older to attend the power section. The FAA has set a minimum age of 16 to solo a powered aircraft.

Cost- $800

G1000 is an advanced course that requires successful solo flight training prior to attending JFA

Areas of Operation
Introduction to Basic Flight Training
Airplane Design, System, and Theory
Weather Theory and Reports
National Airspace System
Preflight Preparation
Preflight Procedures
Airport Operations
Taxi and Take off
In-flight and Performance Maneuvers
Ground Reference Maneuvers
Emergency Operations
Postflight Procedures

Required Equipment

Pilot Log Book
TSA Proof of Citizenship
IF YOU PLAN TO SOLO YOU MUST HAVE A FAA 3rd Class Medical and Student Pilot Certificate.It is highly recommended to get a FAA their Class Medical and Student Pilot Certificate if you plan on continuing flight training once you return home or have already received flight training prior to JFA. If you not plan to solo then this item is not necessary. You MUST apply for your FAA Student Pilot Certificate online with a CFI via IACRA https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx

Notice to Student Pilot Applicants

If applying for a student pilot, the applicant must first register and submit an application in IACRA. Submitting an application does not complete it. Only after both the applicant and certifying officer (CFI) have electronically signed, will the application be complete and sent for final processing at the FAA Airman Registry.

A FAA medical certificate may only be obtained by a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. You can find your local AME at http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/  If you do not know where to find the nearest FAA medical examiner, ask your local flight school at the local airport. The FAA FSDO will issue a student pilot certificate at no cost (you will need an appointment a head of time so be sure and call a head). There is NO opportunity to obtain a medical while at JFA .


A Cadet at the 2014 Johnson Flight Academy gets ready for his first solo as his CFI Col Phelka walks away from the aircraft.

 IMG_7714-edited-X2 2014 JFA Week 2 power section