In 1998, School of Rock's first location was built in Philadelphia to strengthen kids' self-confidence, develop their musicianship, and most importantly, spark an insatiable enthusiasm to learn. Today, the School of Rock franchise has branched out to more than 65 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. During the school's music lessons, encouraging instructors well versed in methods of rocking and rolling—such as strumming guitars, tickling keyboards, and causing avalanches with yodels—demystify music theory for mini Mick Jaggers of all skill levels.
School of Rock's Rock 101 program acquaints beginners with the instrument of their choice using a curriculum of weekly private lessons and group band rehearsals. Virtuosos ready to hit the stage can participate in the performance program, which prepares students for live performances that pay homage to beloved rock icons such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Mount Rushmore.
A certified flight instructor for single and multiengine aircrafts, Danny Waizman has soared skyward from Farmingdale's Republic Airport since 1996. In a fleet of Cessna, Piper Cherokee, and Beechcraft planes, Danny's students hone their flying skills during one-on-one lessons tailored to each pupil's pace and goals, such as achieving a private pilot license. For apprentice aviators eyeing a piloting career from the get-go, Danny's career pilot program––based in New York City––trains attendees with more than 100 hours in the cockpits of multiengine planes. Alongside training the next wave of captains, Danny’s team supplies holey kites and airborne aficionados aching for postgrad midair excursions with aircrafts for sale.
Global Aviation Corp.'s fleet of Piper Archers, Warriors, Senecas, and Cessna 172 SP planes soar through the clouds, helmed by FAA-certified flight instructors and their student cargo. Novice pilots aged 16 or older embark on private lessons, from hands-on flights for beginners to commercial multiengine license training.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Your pass is valid towards any two-hour open bounce session (a $12.95 value per child). The open bounce schedule varies depending on day of the week and age; open bounces for ages 6 and under are offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon, ages 12 and under are welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00–6:00 p.m., and family bounces occur on Wednesday nights from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Kids can imagine they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, expending energy with every leap. Adults are welcome to act like eight-year-olds and join the vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can duel with the foam-shooting equipment or mount the climbing structures.
Flight is a magical word. It can conjure images of blue sky, sounds of rushing wind, and the feelings of a freedom only known by breaking gravity's bounds with a combination of lift, thrust, and fairy dust. Flight is a word so magical, in fact, that it can even make a word like "school" seem cool. Unlike traditional schools, Louis Fly Academy doesn't lock its students up inside a brick-and-mortar building filled with chalk dust and outdated science books. Instead, its instructors guide them through aerial tutorials inside a fleet of Cessnas and Piper aircraft. Such tours begin with discovery flights for both airplane and helicopter pilots to give aspiring pilots tastes of high altitudes, allowing them to take a set of the controls and to log their time toward potential certification. A series of instructional packages prepares students for such certifications, with curricula that range from courses for a private pilot's license to a multiengine rating.
The thump of the rotors. The sound of the wind. The view of the landing pad receding into the distance below. With a versatile range of motion and wraparound windows that cast the surrounding skies in a stunning panorama, the helicopter isn't merely a vehicle: it's a window into unseen worlds. The flight instructors at Flying Helicopters Made Easy want everyone to experience the wonders of flight; that's why they spend their days teaching students how to become better and safer helicopter pilots. Inside Robinson Helicopter Company’s choppers, instructors lead flights that include introductory flights, private- and commercial-pilot certification flights, and training flights for licensing. They also operate scenic flights, which allow visitors to enjoy the skies surrounding New York City while drinking in 360-degree views of the metropolis and surrounding coastline.