Virtual Fly North America is happy to announce the opening of a new Flight Simulation Lab at JA Flight Training located at Aurora municipal Airport (KARR) just 40 minutes away from Chicago.

J.A Flight Training has trusted Virtual Fly Equipment following their quality training model offering late-model aircraft and simulator equipment allowing for quality training of their students to be prepared for the Airline world.
This space will include a big range of devices for anyone to use, creating and overall great training and learning experience. It includes a unit of AATD SOLO PRO A (Cessna 172 and 182 RG), a unit of AATD SOLO PRO D4 (Diamond DA40), one unit of G1000 PC trainer (procedureal transfer training) and one unit of our AATD Full Motion OnTop Duo Pro certified flight simulator.

This Flight Simulation lab will not only serve JA Flight School for all students running the ATP program and other flight training professional programs, but will also be a complete show room to use for any possible customers of Virtual Fly in North America to try their high quality equipment.


Figure 1. VirtualFly’s SOLO PRO D4 (Diamond DA40) Certified Flight Simulator.


It is a perfect location, as J.A is strategically located at the Aurora Airport just minutes from the I-88 tollway.  In the air, located outside the Chicago Terminal Control Area (TCA) allowing pilots to avoid navigating through congested airspace to airspace.

Virtual Fly North America team traveled to Chicago for the installation and preparation of this new Flight Simulation lab, at the beginning of May, reaffirming the importance of delivering a complete turnkey solution that includes the production of equipment, installation, quality control, instructor training and lifetime technical support. Scott Fank, Vice President of the training center mentioned in several occasions the overall satisfaction with the devices and the team as well as the great warranty and support conditions, allowing the school to run the simulators at an optimal level.


More about J.A Flight training

JA Flight Services was started in 2006 in preparation for JA Air Center’s move to Aurora Airport. 35-year aviation veteran and current Vice President of JA Air Center, Scott Fank, teamed with enthusiastic JA customer and long-time banking executive, Bruce Jacobs, to launch the flight training and charter operation at JA Air Center.

Originally started as a part 61 flight school and part 135 charter company with five employees, JA Flight Services has grown into an FAA-approved part 141 flight school, aircraft leasing business, and partner in one of the largest commuter airlines in the country.   Now, with more than 25 employees and seven late-model aircraft in the fleet, JA Flight Training is one of the fastest-growing flight schools in the Chicago area offering pilot training up to ATP rating (Airline Transport Pilot).  JA flight’s unique affiliation with Southern Airways Express offers a flow-through to the airlines quicker than any flight program in the country.


Figure 3. The new Flight Sim Lab & VirtualFly’s showroom at JA Flight Training 


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