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We offer Private Flying Lessons for people that are serious about learning to fly!
We offer a range of Discounted Introductory Flights and Gift Certificates for anyone looking for a wonderful one-time experience!
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!

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 many other unique online tools, and at times that are convenient for you!

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All Airplane Courses We Offer:
Private Pilot Certificate - Your First Step Towards the Sky! Impress your friends and family as you take them soaring through the air. Our specially designed syllabus will guide you through the learning program.
Instrument Airplane Rating - 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 Certificate - Get paid to fly! Required for anyone that wants a career as a pilot - this certificate will allow you to get paid to fly!
Flight Instructor Certificates - Teach the joy the flying!

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What's New In Flight Training News:
January 09 - AOPA reports "Legislation promotes aviation career paths for women"
A bipartisan Senate bill aims to draw more women into aviation by encouraging the industry to help them pursue careers. Sponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the proposed Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act would direct the FAA to establish an advisory board to promote organizations and programs that provide education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women in the industry, among other provisions. READ MORE >

December 12 - Groups oppose cap on veterans' flight training
A bill to improve educational assistance to veterans mandates a payment cap that could leave veterans without enough funds to complete training, a coalition of aviation organizations said. AOPA President Mark Baker and leaders of seven other aviation organizations called on the leadership of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs to "remove the discriminatory cap on flight training" from H.R. 4149 and to "keep the promises that will allow veterans their choice of career." READ MORE >

November 28 - New chart user's guide published
The FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide has been updated to include new symbols that have crept onto charts since the previous guide was published in 2011. These include a magenta rocket indicating a spaceport; thin blue circles depicting permanent temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) around Disneyland and Disney World; and magenta diamonds signifying sporting event TFRs. READ MORE >

November 1 - Privatizing Air Traffic Control failed to solve problems in Europe
Read a recent article in the Miami Herald, about how Privatizing Air Traffic Control failed to solve problems in Europe!

It summarizes how Europe has not created a more efficient system than the US, due to flight delays and other issues.
Read More

October 11- AOPA partners on campaign against ATC privatization!
General aviation advocacy groups including AOPA, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the National Business Aviation Association are launching a campaign to counter inaccurate claims made by proponents of air traffic control privatization. TV ads run by groups supporting privatization contend that airline delays are caused by private jet owners and inadequate air traffic control resources.

Read More about how AOPA is protecting our right to FLY!

September 7- What a wonderful Summer we had!
We helped a record number of student pilots achieve their goals over the past few months! A Big Thank you to all clients, instructors, and mechanics for helping us have another wonderful summer of safe, productive and fun flying!

Fly safe and enjoy!

July 5 - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announces stance on ATC Privatization!
After carefully weighing the many factors involved, emails from Mark Baker, AOPA President & CEO, finally went out to AOPA members asking them to fight ATC Privatization.

In the email, he wrote "The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would privatize air traffic control and essentially hand it over to the airlines.
We are busy educating elected officials and I am asking you to consider sending a letter to your Congressman or Congresswoman opposing the privatization of air traffic control. I hope you will join us to protect the freedom to fly and make sure to check our website for the latest news."

CLICK HERE to read more on the AOPA website.

You can also find links to send messages to your Representatives in Congress
asking them to oppose privatizing air traffic control.

June 21 - First day of summer and WE HAVE MOVED INTO OUR WONDERFUL NEW OFFICE!
Our first full day of flight training operations in our new office will be tomorrow!

We are all very excited and believe our beloved clients will be very happy with our new training environment!

Have look around our new office!

We are just down the road...
Still on Smithtown Ave

Our new address is
1965 Smithtown Ave
Download directions here.

May 30 - Major Avionics Upgrade for one of our airplanes!
N1650E got a major avionics upgrade at the end of May! We added a GNS430W and a new transponder! The airplane is now ADS-B compliant well ahead of the FAA's mandated January 1, 2020!

With this new beautiful instrument panel, we now have a second airplane that is a wonderful IFR flight training platform, for our clients that are learning to fly instruments! Have a look!

May 27 & 28 - Jones Beach Air Show
MacArthur Airports played host to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline for 2017!

Here is link to their website: Jones Beach Air Show Where you can learn all about who will be flying and wowing onlookers!

There was a large crowd of excited onlookers!

April 24, 2017 - Medical reforms effective May 1 - "BasicMed"
The FAA released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist. Pilots that want to fly under BasicMed need to fill it out and have it completed by the state-licensed physician.

Also available for Pilots, AOPA's Medical Guide. The online course satisfies the requirement for pilots to complete a medical education course prior to operating under BasicMed.

March 20, 2017 - First Day of Spring! Wonderful day for Flying!!!

The spring flying season got off to a great start, today!

Perfect weather and eager students kept us flying well into the evening!

Looking forward to more!

Thanks everyone!

January 10, 2017 - Medical reforms effective May 1 - "BasicMed"
The FAA’s third class medical reform rule has been released and will go into effect May 1.

The FAA calls this new system ‘BasicMed’, and there are several rules you must follow if you want to participate. As expected, you can’t just throw out your medical and continue to fly without complying with the requirements. Also, the third-class medical is not going away; you can still use a current medical of any class to legally fly and you can continue to renew your medical if you don’t want to participate.

Here is a FAQ with more information on the AOPA website:

December, 2016 - IPads and other Handheld tools allowed to be used on Pilot Certification Exams!
The FAA said "... that the ACS navigation tasks in question can be demonstrated thoroughly either by using an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), a hand held nav-com transceiver, installed equipment or any combination of these items. It appears that there was a change from ‘airborne navigation system’ in the PTS to ‘installed navigation system’ in the ACS that may have been unintended. In the June 2017 revision to the Private Pilot ACS, we will change the language in PA.VI.B.S1 from ‘installed’ to ‘airborne.’ We will also amend the language in PA.VIII.F.K7 to change ‘installed’ to ‘available.’

Since the current phrasing was not intended, DPEs (Designated Pilot Examiners), should act in accordance with the revised language as stated above for Tasks PA.VI.B.S1 and PA.VIII.F.K7."

This is great news for student pilots all over the country, because it allows more airplanes to be used for the practical exam than previously. This does not directly affect our pilot training operations at Long Island Flying, as all of our airplanes have the required navigation equipment already installed, but it is still good news for the industry!

November, 2016 - New way to file a flight plan starting in January, 2017
The FAA plans to discontinue support by the end of January for the FAA Domestic flight plan form. All civil aircraft will be required to use the ICAO format when filing both VFR and IFR flight plans. ForeFlight already supports the ICAO format and we have several resources to help you with the transition.

November, 2016 - Temporary Student Pilot Certificates Reduce wait time
The FAA has updated its web-based system for issuing Student Pilot Certificates, making it more streamlined. Wait times are expected to be less than one week, down from 2-3 weeks. Also, after the vetting process is completed, temporary certificates are now able to be printed while you wait to receive your actually certificate in the mail. This is also great news for our younger student pilots, as they will be able to apply up to 90 days before their 16th birthday, one again making a "Birthday Solo" flight possible!

July, 2016 - The Medical Reform Bill was Passed and Signed into Law
The details of how this will affect Student Pilots and those learning how to fly, are still not perfectly clear. Now that the law has been passed, it still needs to be implemented by the FAA, which should be completed no later than July, 2017.

It does look like everyone that wants to become a pilot will still have to obtain a valid FAA medical certificate issued by an FAA Medical Examiner at least once. The biggest benefit seems to be that it will be much easier for pilot's that have already completed the process to keep flying recreationally! (Commercial and Airline pilots will not be affected by this law and will still be required to maintain the appropriate FAA medical certificates).

For those with minor "hiccups" in their medical history, they will no longer need to repeat expensive and often time consuming medical tests and submit them regularly to the FAA, so long as their personal physician gives them a clean bill of health.

Hopefully this will encourage many that might have given up on the dream of becoming a pilot, to get back in the plane and try to earn their wings!

June 15, 2016 - New Airman Certification Standards (ACS), replaces the Practical Test Standards (PTS):
According to the FAA... "The ACS is an enhanced version of the Practical Test Standards (PTS)," which were a set of rules and maneuvers a pilot applicant had to perform on an FAA flight check for a pilot certificate or rating.

"The new ACS adds task-specific knowledge and risk management elements to each PTS Area of Operation and Task. The result is a comprehensive presentation that integrates the standards for what an applicant needs to know, consider, and do in order to pass both the private pilot knowledge test and the practical test for a certificate or rating."

You can download the Frequently Asked Questions from our website.
You can download the official ACS - Private Pilot Certificate from our website.
You can download the official ACS - Instrument Rating from our website.

Here is a link to the FAA's site, where you can keep up to date on any changes on this topic.

For the time being, the FAA has not transferred the Commercial Pilot PTS to the new ACS. We will try and keep this page up to date. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

April 1, 2016 - Student Pilot Certificates are issued online (no longer by a Medical Examiner):
You must complete an application through the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) website or by paper using FAA form 8710-1 and submit it to a Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), an FAA-designated pilot examiner..., or a certificated flight instructor.

The authorized individual will process your application and submit the required documents to the Airmen Certification Branch. Once, reviewed by Airman Certification Branch, the student pilot certificate will be mailed to the address provided by you on the application. You should receive it within 2-3 weeks.

The biggest advantage of this new system is that they NO LONGER EXPIRE! Another advantage is that all the required endorsements for your flight training will be kept in one place in your pilot logbook.

You can read more on the FAA's website and check out their frequently asked questions.

Required Medical Certificates will still be issued by Aviation Medical Examiners (AME).

Feel free to give us a call anytime so we may answer any of your questions!
Call 631-807-1373... ask to speak with Ben or David   

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