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!
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.
We are often asked what sets us apart from other flight training
- Our Commitment to Safety (more)
- Personalized Flight Lessons (more)
- Low Cost of Flying Lessons (more)
- Our Beautiful Airplanes (more)
- Our Online Student Pilot Tools will help
learn more efficiently (more)
- Read what some of our clients are saying
Courses We Offer:
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
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.
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!
|What's New In Flight Training News:
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
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
June 21 - First day of summer and WE HAVE MOVED INTO OUR WONDERFUL
||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!
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,
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!
May 27 & 28 - Jones Beach Air Show
|| U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline
Here is link to their website: Jones
Beach Air Show Where you can learn all about who will be flying
and wowing onlookers!
Below is a photo of the Thunderbirds taking off for a training flight
on Friday in preparation for the airshow.
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
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!
January 10, 2017 - Medical reforms effective May 1 - "BasicMed"
|| The FAAs 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 cant 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 dont
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,
||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
||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
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
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
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so we may answer any of your questions!
Call 631-807-1373... ask to speak with Ben or David
Training Partners here on Long Island, New York and Nationwide:
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