Welcome to JAXAERO Flight School

About Us

JAXAERO is your premier North Florida flight training school led by experienced airline pilots. Discover our commitment to safety, quality training, and personalized instruction for aspiring aviators.

North Florida and Beyond

Your Gateway To The Skies

Founded in 2018 by a legacy airline pilot and career flight instructor, JAXAERO has become a leader in Florida flight training with its well-defined, safety-focused curriculum delivered by expert flight instructors. JAXAERO provides great value to students by employing the latest technologies and the airline industry’s best training practices.

Plane at Jax Aero

How it all began

Our Journey

Our journey started with the purchase of a single aircraft, intended for personal use. However, as word spread about our expertise and dedication to safety, demand for our services grew. What began as a simple rental operation quickly evolved into a full-fledged flight school, serving individuals with diverse aviation goals.

Planes at sunrise.

Our Values

With safety and training as our top priorities, we are committed to providing high-quality flight training that exceeds industry standards. We value our students’ investment in their training and strive to ensure they receive a tangible return on that investment. Moreover, we believe in treating everyone with respect and care, fostering a supportive environment where students can thrive. Additionally, flying is an exhilarating experience; when you’re having fun, we know we’re doing it right.

An instruction at JAX AERO.

Ben Gabriel

Meet Our Founder

Ben Gabriel, Founder and President of JAXAERO, brings a wealth of experience and expertise. Currently serving as an airline pilot for a major U.S. carrier, he operates various aircraft, including the 757 and 767 models. With a training history spanning several decades, Ben began his journey as a flight instructor in the early 2000s and has remained actively involved in flight instruction throughout his airline career. 

Ben has held significant positions in the aviation industry, including serving as a training director for one of the nation’s largest flight schools. He has also played a pivotal role in developing collegiate aviation degree programs, further solidifying his commitment to advancing aviation education.

As an adjunct professor for collegiate aviation programs, Ben has shared his knowledge and passion for aviation with the next generation of pilots. Today, while flying full-time, he contributes his expertise to the management and operation of JAXAERO, ensuring students receive the highest quality training and support.

Ben Gabriel
Discovery Flights

Why Choose JAXAERO?

When you choose JAXAERO, you’re choosing a flight school that prioritizes your success and safety above all else. With a team of experienced instructors, a diverse fleet of well-maintained aircraft, and a commitment to excellence, we’re here to help you reach new heights in your aviation journey.

Whether you’re flying for business, or pleasure, or pursuing a career in aviation, we have the resources and expertise to guide you every step of the way.

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Close up of a JAX Aero plane.
Let’s take flight

Training Elsewhere?

If you share the same passion for aviation or want to learn more about how to become a pilot, contact us today to learn more about our flight training programs, rental options, and how we can help you achieve your aviation goals.

Our Technology

ForeFlight Mobile

On the ground and in the air, pilots worldwide depend on ForeFlight Mobile for flight planning, charts, weather, airport information, document management, flight logging, synthetic vision, and more. JaxAero uses foreflight Electronic Flight Bag for navigation on the iPad.

Flight path