ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

To begin the enrollment process, fill out the Enrollment Application and return it to JR Aviation Inc, Inc. Students will be notified upon receipt of their application. For out of state students requiring special assistance, please be sure to indicate so on your application. If you should have to make any changes, please notify us as soon as possible. If a student fails to notify JR Aviation Inc of any changes with special arrangements, JR Aviation Inc cannot guarantee reservations, prices, or availability.

Students applying early may wish to start their reading prior to their arrival. A list of books is provided, it is recommended that you call us for assistance in selecting the appropriate books. Complete the form and return it to JR Aviation Inc along with credit card information (we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express) or a check or money order in U.S. Dollars, drawn on a U.S. Bank, foreign checks drawn on a foreign bank will not be accepted. Shipments will be processed and mailed immediately.

PAYMENT

Students may choose from two payment plans:

Payment can be made following each flight or ground school session. Students may start an account, and replenish the funds as needed. Payment can be made with: cash, personal check, travelers checks, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Aid for flight training, can be obtained through the following institutions:
  1. AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association)
    P0 Box 861
    Frederick, MD 21701-9870
    1-800-847-7378
  2. JR Aviation Inc in house financing

AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT

Clark County Airport (JVY) is the 5th busiest airport with the 3rd largest number of based aircraft in the state of Indiana. It is an excellent facility with two FBO's, and multiple other specialty operators (helicopter, vintage war bird restoration, propeller and avionics shops). We have a complete array of instrument approaches to JVY including: II S, VOR, NDB, and GPS and we are only 9 miles from a general aviation Class D Airport, and 11 miles from a Class C International Airport (SDF).

GROUND SCHOOL

In preparation for the written tests, along with the oral exam, each instructor will cover the material necessary through a combination of ground school and home study. Each student receives a ground syllabus to help guide them through their studies, and will also be required to take a series of stage tests to assure his/her instructor that the information thus far has been clearly understood. All ground school is taught one on one allowing each student to progress at the speed best suited for him/her, and will be scheduled to coincide with the flight training.

EQUIPMENT

JR Aviation Inc uses primarily the Robinson R22 for flight training. The Robinson is considered to be "The World's Most Efficient Helicopter", and is used throughout the world for a variety of tasks. This helicopter is a high performance, fast, reliable aircraft, and due to reduced maintenance and operating expenses, it enables JR Aviation Inc to keep flight training cost to a minimum.

MEDICAL

Prior to solo flight, students must have a first, second, or third class FAA medical, depending on the pilot certificate to be obtained. Student medicals can be scheduled with a FAA physician in close proximity to the school. International students with a medical from another country are required to have a FAA medical for their FAA license.

CAR RENTAL

Car rentals can be made through JR Aviation Inc, and your car can be picked up at the school. When making your reservations, be sure to specify the size of car you wish to rent.

ACCOMMODATIONS

JR Aviation Inc understands the special arrangements needed for our out-of-state students, and is prepared to assist you with your reservations. A variety of accommodations are available in close proximity to the airport. It is advised to make your request for accommodations known in advance, so that we can secure your reservations prior to your arrival.

HELICOPTER JOB MARKET

Upon completion of the Professional Helicopter Pilot Course, JR Aviation Inc will assist students with employment searches. The helicopter pilot market is as vibrant as ever, even with the recent decline in the airline industry. Many former military pilots are rapidly reaching retirement age, and in the foreseeable future, the majority of new helicopter pilots will come from commercial flight schools like JR Aviation Inc.

Entry level positions usually involve some flight instruction, and typical compensation ranges from $15,000 to $30,000 for helicopter pilots with less than 500 flight hours. The top industry segment is the Emergency Medical Services helicopter pilot with minimum experience requirements typically in the 2000 to 3000 hour range and compensation in the $35,000 to $70,000 range in 2004 dollars. Top compensation in the industry are usually large flight department managers who typically make $100,000+ annually. The following examples are just a few additional helicopter pilot job descriptions:

Flight Instructor, Marine Patrol, Sightseeing Trips, Security Patrol, Aerial Photography, Emergency Medical Service, Executive Charter, Bank Pick-Up, News Reports, Off-Shore Oil, Powerline Patrol, Forestry, Fish Spotting, Aerial Fire Fighting, Aerial Application, External Load, Law Enforcement, Motion Pictures, Timber Harvesters, Geological/Seismic

SOUTHERN INDIANA

We are conveniently located in Southern Indiana just north of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. From the affordable cost of living to the moderate climate and rolling terrain this region seems to have something for just about everyone. Some popular sights to see and things to do are:

Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville Slugger Museum, Churchill Downs, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Kentucky Derby Museum, Fort Knox/The Patton Museum, Caesar's Riverboat Casino, Semi Pro Baseball, Louisville Zoo, Falls of the Ohio, Mammoth Cave, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Professional Sports Numerous Historical Locations, No matter what your style of entertainment may be, dancing, theater, concert, or a night out on the town, Louisville has it all. Please visit the following websites to learn more about this diverse and growing region: sunnysideoflouisville.org and greaterlouisville.com.