Pickens County Airport, Georgia - KJZP
KJZP is located in Jasper, Georgia, which is known as the "First Mountain City" and is located 50 miles north of Atlanta. Our airport has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and excellent service. It welcomes the public to come grab a rocking chair with "Front Porch Gang" and enjoy watching the rich variety of aircraft taking off and landing on its well maintained runway. What makes it particularly special is the lovely grass strip they maintain for tailwheel aircraft such as ours and the many others that are based there. The airport is right next to the foot hills of Smoky Mountains, so the views are beautiful. We feel so privileged to be based out of this wonderful airport and to be apart of the airport family.
We are conservative pilots & instructors and always put safety first. We find the open sky infinitely safer than the confined, crowded, and close hazards of speeding cars on the ground. We only fly within the limits of our aircraft and our training & experience. Our aircraft is an FAA Light Sport Certificated 2016 BushCat from SkyReach, and it is maintained above FAA certification standards. It has a certified 4-stroke, 100 hp Rotax engine, an extremely strong landing gear and larger terrain tires, high-tech rip-stop fabric, full avionics systems, VHF communications, primary and secondary GPS systems, four-point safety harnesses, and a fire extinguisher. Our plane is an excellent glider with a 10 to 1 gliding ratio. It is capable of landing with less speed (45mph) and distance required (200 feet) than 97% of other aircraft. However, NO amount of diligence, maintenance, and experience can eliminate ALL risks. We have no interest in hurting ourselves, nor our equipment, nor YOU. But you will be taking a risk both on the ground and above it. Accidents can happen. Therefore we require all clients to sign a waiver releasing us and our company of any and ALL liability for their decision to participate. It is only under these conditions that we are willing to share this experience with the public.