Lt Col Raymond J. Johnson Flight Academy

Date:
June 5, 2015, 8:00 AM - June 19, 2015, 12:00 PM
Location:
Mattoon, IL
Cost:
Varies

Dates:  Session 1 – 5-12 June 2015, G1000 Familiarization or Powered Flight Training in C-172

         Session 2 – 12-19 June 2015, Powered, Glider or Balloon Training (select 1)

Location:    Coles County Airport, Mattoon, IL

Cost:    $1,200 for C172 Flight Training, $1,300 for G1000 familiarization and $550 for Balloon

This Great Lakes Region activity has been the premier cadet aviation academy at Mattoon, IL, since its inception in 1967.  The academy is named after its founder and long-time commander who is still an active member in the Arizona Wing.

 Flight operations are conducted at Coles County Memorial Airport in Mattoon, IL.  Billeting is in dormitories at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.  Along with daily flight instruction, cadets receive ground instruction in their respective programs. Johnson Flight Academy Website

Activity Director, Major Robert Bowden, stated, “JFA draws cadets from across the country. It is a unique activity because it brings together cadets all with a love of flying. Only at JFA can you receive hands-on flight training in powered aircraft, gliders or hot air balloons.  Many cadets attend for three years to attend all three programs.”

Session 1 has openings for 16 powered flight training and 2 for G1000 familiarization.  G1000 requires previous attendance at a flight academy.

Session 2 has openings for 8 power, 24 glider and 8 balloon students,

The academy is in need of senior members as well.  There are openings for: power, glider and balloon certified flight instructors; tow pilots, public affairs officers, administrative and other support positions. Seniors need to enroll for each week they wish to attend. 

Cadets that are 15 or older and have earned the Wright Brothers Award are encouraged to apply for the Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship to help pay for this activity!

Cadets that are 16 or older and have earned the Billy Mitchell Award are encouraged to apply for the Col Feik and other flight scholarships to help pay for this activity! 


 

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