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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."

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. 

Start your G1000 Training with JATO!

Whether you fly a Cessna 182, TBM 850, Citation Mustang, or another G1000-equipped airplane, JATO has the expertise to train you on the best practices of flying this fantastic avionics package.