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We are a Cessna Pilot Center and Cessna Authorized Service Facility.



Academy of Aviation is happy to rent aircraft to licensed pilot for both time building and leisure purposes. Before any licensed pilot can rent our airplanes you must first read and sign a copy of our Rules and Regulations.

We fly 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our office is open 7 days a week from 7:00-19:00.

We have some of the most competitive pricing in New York area for both single engine and multiengine! Academy of Aviation has recently added Diamond DA42's, DA20's and Brand New Cessna 172's to our fleet.

For all inquiries, please call (631) 777-7772 and talk to our front desk or fill out our online form below for up-to-date prices.


Airplane and Flight Simulator Rentals

Available 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Proficiency Requirements:

For insurance purposes, all pilots must ensure their proficiency as follows:

  • Licensed pilots with less than one hundred fifty hours total flight time must have acted as pilot-in-command, or completed a currency check on an Academy of Aviation aircraft in the past thirty days.


  • Licensed pilots with one hundred fifty hours or more total flight time must have acted as pilot-in-command, or completed a currency check on an Academy of Aviation aircraft within the last sixty days.


  • Recreational Pilot Permit holders with less than one hundred and fifty hours total flight time must have acted as pilot-in-command, or completed a currency check on an Academy of Aviation aircraft in the past 14 days. When total time exceeds one hundred and fifty hours, currency then becomes 30 days.


  • Licensed pilots and Permit holders must have completed a minimum 1.0 hour long Annual Check-out with one of our Instructors in the previous 12 months.


  • Licensed pilots and Permit Holders must complete a flight that is at least 0.5 in duration in order to be current. Currency cards will only be updated at the completion of a flight of 0.5 or more of Hobbs time.


  • Student Pilots must have flown either dual or solo in the past fourteen days, and authorization of this flight, must be made by an instructor of Academy of Aviation. Authorization of these flights, are also at the discretion of the instructor on duty, pending other variables (wind conditions, etc.)


  • All PILOTS who do not meet the above requirements will be required to complete a currency check-out ride with an Academy of Aviation instructor. Duration of this flight for single engine pilots is at the discretion of the instructor on duty.


Biennial Flight Review

Our professional instructors will work with you for your biennial flight review.

The goal of the review should be established prior to beginning the review. We will make sure that you understand all the elements of the oral and practical portions of the flight review prior to initiating the review.

For the purposes of the flight review you can either rent one of our airplanes or you can have the flight review conducted with your own airplane. Please call us for more details.

You can read more about the flight review in this AOPA article:
"Pilot’s Guide to the Flight Review"


Instrument Proficiency Check

Nail your IPC with AOA.

There are two sets of rules for flying any aircraft: VFR and IFR. VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules and IFR means Instrument Flight Rules. Depending on the weather conditions, a pilot may opt for one set of rules or the other.

"Knowledge is key to safe instrument operation, but it needs to be much deeper than the ability to recite rules and regulations. Scenario-based training is a very effective way to test a pilot’s knowledge in the context of real-world IFR flying."

Please read this article from the FAA to set your expectations about the Instrument Proficiency Check:
"Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) Guidance"



Below are some key points to understand about the Instrument Proficiency Check from the IPC Guidance manual linked above:

Requirements

61.57 Recent flight experience: Pilot in command.
c) Instrument experience.Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR, unless within the preceding 6 calendar months, that person has:
  1. For the purpose of obtaining instrument experience in an aircraft (other than a glider), performed and logged under actual or simulated instrument conditions, either in flight in the appropriate category of aircraft for the instrument privileges sought or in a flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of the aircraft category for the instrument privileges sought --
    1. At least six instrument approaches;
    2. Holding procedures; and
    3. Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigation systems.

(d) Instrument proficiency check. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, a person who does not meet the instrument experience requirements of paragraph (c) of this section within the prescribed time, or within 6 calendar months after the prescribed time, may not serve as pilot in command under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR until that person passes an instrument proficiency check consisting of a representative number of tasks required by the instrument rating practical test.

  1. The instrument proficiency check must be --
    1. In an aircraft that is appropriate to the aircraft category;
    2. For other than a glider, in a flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of the aircraft category; or
    3. For a glider, in a single-engine airplane or a glider.
  2. The instrument proficiency check must be given by --
    1. An examiner;
    2. A person authorized by the U.S. Armed Forces to conduct instrument flight tests, provided the person being tested is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    3. A company check pilot who is authorized to conduct instrument flight tests under part 121, 125, or 135 of this chapter, and provided that both the check pilot and the pilot being tested are employees of that operator;
    4. An authorized instructor; or
    5. A person approved by the Administrator to conduct instrument practical tests.


AOA Fleet

Academy of Aviation's Fleet features a wide range of airplanes and includes a state-of-the-art flight simulator.



We are a Cessna Pilot Center and Cessna Authorized Service Facility.
Our aviation training facility is Cessna Certified. More pilots have learned to fly in a Cessna than any other name in the business. Cessna aircraft make flight training vehicles for classroom education and flying lessons. They are easy to fly, stable, sporty, and fun. Cessna aircraft offer extreme visibility, comfortable interiors and the latest in modern avionics.

Our Rental Fleet* Includes:

Diamond DA20
Diamond DA40
Diamond DA42
Cessna 172
Cessna 152
Cessna 172 RG Cutlass
Cessna 162 Skycatcher
Beechcraft Baron/BE58
Beechcraft Bonanza G36
Sirrus SR20
REDBIRD FMX1000

*Availability varies by location.


REDBIRD FMX1000*

Academy of Aviation is the only flight school in the northeastern United States that has a full motion G1000 and traditional gauge instrument flight simulator. Immersing the pilot in the simulation is essential to selling sensation of flight. Sitting in a corner at a desktop trainer might help to train certain skills, but it will never be confused for real flight. You have to isolate the pilot and instructor from the outside world so that they can be totally focused on the simulation. That's why the Redbird FMX comes equipped with a light-weight aluminum cockpit enclosure. Not only does this help to immerse the pilot in the simulation, but it also isolates the student and instructor from outside distractions that can easily derail a training session.

A great visual system is essential for a training device to be truly effective and versatile. If you want to train complex maneuvers such as turns around a point, circling approaches or even basic pattern work, one forward looking screen is not going to cut it. That's why we equipped the Redbird FMX with six monitors dedicated only to external views. This high-quality, wrap-around visual system helps to sell the sensation of flight and enhances training at all levels. It allows you to train procedures and maneuvers that are not possible with other flight training devices.

*Available at all Academy of Aviation locations.

Instrument flight rules
FLY IFR


Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation Locations:

KFRG

Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

KHPN
White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

KAKH
Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

KFFC
Atlanta, GA
Falcon Field