Learn to Fly - Introductory Flying Lessons and Gift Certificates
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 Why Fly with Us?               
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Want to learn to fly on Long Island?  
You have found the right place!

We are located in the heart of Long Island, New York, right at MacArthur Airport. You can easily get to our flight training facilities by Car from anywhere on Long Island using the LIE or Sunrise Highway, and we are an Easy Train ride from New York City's Penn Station!

We are often asked what sets us apart from other flight training programs...

Topping the list:
 -  Our Commitment to Safety (more)
 -  Personalized One-on-One Flight Lessons (more)
 -  Low Cost of Flying Lessons
 -  Our New, Clean, & Modern Airplanes (more)
 -  Our Online Student Pilot Tools will help you
     learn more efficiently (more)
 -  Read what some of our clients are saying(more)

Frequently Asked Questions:
 - How Long Does it Take to Learn to Fly on Long Island?
 - How do I Start the Process of Learning to Fly?
 - How Much Does it Cost To Learn To Fly on Long Island?
 - What are the Age Requirements to Learn to Fly?
 - Can I use the GI Bill for flying lessons?

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Choosing the right place to learn to fly is a difficult choice whether you are learning to fly for fun or for a career. We understand each of our student pilots is an individual and has specific needs. You will receive a primary instructor that will be responsible for personally guiding you through your flying lessons, using our very own flight training syllabus and unique tools, and at times that are convenient for you.

Don't forget to check out our Useful Flying Links and Resources page, where you can find lots of valuable information that will help you as you learn to fly.

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Private Pilot License
Impress your friends and family as you take them soaring through the sky. Our specially designed syllabus will guide you through the learning program.
Instrument Pilot
Get confidence to complete the flight when the weather is less than perfect. You will have the skills to make it safely to your destination in case conditions worsen.
Commercial Pilot
Required for anyone that wants a career as a pilot - this certificate will allow you to get paid to fly!


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 - Learn to Fly - Private Pilot
 - Instrument Flying - IFR
 - Commercial/Career Pilots
 - Flight Instructor Courses

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After you take one of our introductory flying lessons...
We will send you one follow-up email to see if you have any questions or feedback for us. We are continually trying to make your first time flying an airplane a wonderful experience!

Here is what some of our first-time flyers have had to say about us:

March 1, 2014

Hi Ben,

I just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed my intro lesson with Mario today. He is a very capable, and knowledgeable pilot, and a very nice young man. It was great to see an instructor actually take the time to make the experience fun, and informative. The Alarus was a pleasure to fly, especially with Mario's help.

I have been in love with airplanes, and flying since I was a little kid, and now that I am older (and hopefully a little wiser) the time is right for me to get back into the cockpit after 35 years and fulfill a lifelong dream of obtaining my pilot license. I signed up with Mario for continued flight instruction on a weekly basis....

Thank you for helping me start to realize lifelong dream. Hopefully we will meet in person very soon.

Best Regards,


December 14, 2013

Thank you! I'm looking forward to her finding out about this!!
I looked at a lot of places commutable to from NYC, and I was really encouraged by your offer and reviews.
Anyway, thanks again, and happy holidays,

October 01, 2013

The flying lesson was great, I had an amazing time, thanks for asking!
I look forward to the magazine subscription!

September 25, 2013

Thanks Ben,
That sounds good. We can talk more about it when my starter package is over.
The handbook is a really good resource, I have been reading a lot of it. I can definitely tell that you hold it in high regard, as I have noticed a lot of the procedures in the book are similar to what you did with me (positive transfer of controls, calling out "clear" before engine start, figuring out the offset from the horizon when looking at the nose, etc) I started a system where I bought myself a big notebook, and am using it to take notes while reading. I have a section of the book devoted to a summary of my flights (what we covered, how I felt I did, how I could do better, and input from your debrief). The other section is for notes from the handbook that I read based on the syllabus.

I am really excited to learn as much as I can. See you soon.
<< Joe>>

September 21, 2013

My flying lesson was great! I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to my next flight. I definitely want to continue it.

<< from Justin >>

September 20, 2013

It was great, easy and we'll... Easy. Next thing ya know, up in the air and over the sound. Hope to see you guys again soon.

<< from Rob >>

September 19, 2013

Hello David,

Just a quick email to express my happiness with today's (first) lesson, coached by John.

John was everything I was hoping for: detailed, courteous, calm, patient (for my many questions) and made it a memorable experience. Please make sure to share my comments with him, and to recognize him as per your company's policy.

I will be back.


September 12, 2013

Hey Ben,

It was awesome. I had a great time. Thanks for checking in!


September 12, 2013

Everything went great, John makes me very comfortable behind the controls.

Looking forward to next 2 lessons.

<< from Robert A>>

August 26, 2013

I really enjoyed the lesson. Joe was awesome, he really got me interested
in learning more. I am looking to continue lessons in the near future. My
situation right now doesn't allow me to do it every week, but i hope to
casually continue and build enough knowledge and experience to eventually
get a license.


Some other past comments...

Hi Ben,
The introductory lesson was fantastic and John was wonderful. I'm very interested in taking another lesson, probably in August. Can you tell me the cost for the second lesson? As soon as I get my August work schedule, I'll call to make the appointment.
And yes, I'd very much like to receive the free 6-month subscription to
AOPA's Flight Training Magazine. I don't think I selected the option to receive the magazine when I signed in. Thanks so much!

This was my dream come true! I have been waiting for this day since I was 5 years old. Adam, my instructor was excellent. I couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you guys soo much.
I'm seriously considering getting my license now, can you give me some info on your courses?

<< from Mehmet>>

I had a great experience with the intro flying lessons especially with Joe
my instructor which I felt very comfortable with.
I hope I can continue with more lessons when it becomes affordable for me.
Thanks again

Tom K.

Hi David,
The lesson went really well! John was wonderful; he was very informative and professional.

I didn't get the (Flight Training Magazine) subscription, but I'd like to. Here's my address:
Karen H.

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