April Gafford's New Approach to Flight Training Produces Safe Pilots

April Gafford's New Approach to Flight Training Produces Safe Pilots

COPA Member April Gafford saw a need to combine her knowledge of hum an factors and what she had learned flying Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) in the corporate aviation industry into a new approach to flight training. Founding JATO Aviation in 2004 was perfect timing as it was then that TAA piston aircraft, including the Cirrus, and very light jets were first being introduced to the general aviation community. "At the time, there was a lot of talk in the professional pilot community about not wanting the inexperienced pilots flying more advanced aircraft up in the same flight levels in which they were flying," Gafford explained. "I thought, with the current advances in technology and affordable price points, they' re going to be up there regardless, so are we going to ignore that fact or teach and mentor them properly? I chose the latter."

Another Cirrus SR22T has landed at JATO

Another Cirrus SR22T has landed at JATO

This super nice 2015 Cirrus SR22T G5 is now on our San Carlos flight line. It's ready to take your where you need to go with safety, speed, and style. Take a look at the specs and contact us to reserve N241LM for you today!

You're going to love flying our new Cirrus SR22T G6

You're going to love flying our new Cirrus SR22T G6

As the Bay Area's only Cirrus Platinum Partner we're committed to bringing you the latest technology Cirrus Aircraft has to offer. Our new Cirrus SR22T G6 features a lightning fast user interface - the Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin. Other new and exciting safety features, and a QWERTY keyboard make this one incredible aircraft!

We invite you to see it for yourself.

Cirrus Experience CX 2017

Cirrus Experience CX 2017

We recently attended the Cirrus Experience CX 2017 event, in Knoxville TN. Being a Cirrus Certified Training Partner this is our way of staying connected with all of the latest Cirrus news.

JATO Aviation has landed in Concord (KCCR)

JATO Aviation has landed in Concord (KCCR)

Now the East Bay can fly the latest Cirrus has to offer. The incomparable 2015 Cirrus SR22 Turbo G5 Garmin G1000 Perspective, FIKI: You're going to love flying this aircraft and your passengers will be impressed.

Destination group flight to the American Southwest

Destination group flight to the American Southwest

Ever wanted to tour the American Southwest as part of a flight of 7 new Cirrus aircraft? Well a group of pilots from Germany are doing just that. JATO Aviation is thrilled to provide the Cirrus aircraft and ride along flight instructors to make this dream happen.

Can you say CROSSWIND!

Can you say CROSSWIND!

The springtime crosswinds are here!

What a great time to get brushed up on your crosswind techniques.