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Sightseeing Flights

New York City Flight Tour

Only minutes away from beautiful New York City, we are an ideal choice for people who want to fly over Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The flight takes about an hour and goes along the south shore of Long Island and then over the Hudson River all the way to George Washington Bridge. You will fly over the JFK Airport, lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You will see Central Park almost directly above and you will fly over the George Washington and Verrasano bridges. What great views!

Weather Considerations

For your maximum enjoyment you are advised to only go for your sightseeing flight when there is good weather and there is no wind or only light wind (10 knots or less).  The weather is always changing and there is little we can do about it. While regular students and long time pilots have developed their "weather-coping" skills, many first time small airplane passengers expect the weather to be cooperative simply because they have scheduled a flight and took a day off from their busy schedules. Please make sure to check your local weather station and call our office in advance of coming to the airport to make sure that chances of making the flight on schedule are reasonably good. Please keep in mind that even if we advise you that the weather is good it may deteriorate by the time you come to the airport and that cancellation for bad weather is always a possibility.


For cancellations with less than 24 hours advance notice and in otherwise good meteorological conditions there will be a 35% penalty fee based on the  price for 1 hour long sightseeing flight on a Cessna 172. Cancellations for bad weather will, of course, have no penalty fee.

Other popular destinations for sightseeing flights

  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Atlantic City
  • Flight over Connecticut
  • White Planes
  • East Hampton

Academy of Aviation, White Plains


New Diamond Twinstar DA42 multiengine flight training airplane, G1000


(only available at Farmingdale)

120 DAY FAA 141
Starting at $42,999

Starting at $4,722


Starting at...

Private Pilot License... $7,577
Instrument Rating... $7,691
Commercial Pilot License... $5,437
Multi Engine Rating... $1,562
Commercial Course G1000 $25,000
Commercial and CFIs $37,999
Airline Pilot Career Course $47,999
First Officer Course $75,000


* Most prices quoted for our Farmingdale location. Please talk to a flight school representative for up to date pricing and personalized plans.

** The total price of a pilot license course does not have to be paid at one time. There are various payment options and block hour reservations.

*** Total cost varies based on the model of the flight training airplane.


International Students

Advance your career with the FAA pilot licenses and ratings. We offer affordable pilot career courses and diverse flight training conditions. You get great value for your money.

Your flying lessons and flight training in Long Island, New York - the heart of the world will be something you will always remember not only because of the flight experience you will gain with us but also because of the great life experience that only comes with living in NYC.

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Academy of Aviation, LLC.
7150 Republic Airport
Main Terminal Room 101
Farmingdale, Long Island, NY 11735

PH 631.777.7772
FAX 631.777.7787

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