$159 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Package from Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale ($379 Value)


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Guided instruction, simulator, and flight practice train aeronautic apprentices during lessons; photo op and magazine subscription included

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Promotional value expires Jul 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. Must be 16 or older. One additional guest allowed, 350lb combined weight max. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Must arrive no less than 15 minutes after reservation time to avoid rescheduling. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$159 for an Introductory Flight Package (a $379 Total Value)

The private introductory lesson begins with a one-hour session in the Frasca SR-22 simulator, which emulates in-flight conditions as a Cirrus-certified instructor walks students through climbs, turns, and navigational principles. Once educated in the simulator session, patrons take to the air in a Cirrus SR20-GTS, a glass-cockpit general-aviation airplane. Pilots-to-be pirouette through the stratosphere at speeds of up to 150 knots under the guidance of a sky sherpa, practicing maneuvers mastered in the simulation. A photo-op during the experience ensures that tender-footed aeronauts have visual proof of their first flight to show off to friends, skeptics, and future employers. The six-month subscription to Flight Training Magazine offers words and opinions of aviation experts far and wide, ideal for students striving toward further goals for flights, or cubicles in need of airplane collages.

Empire Flight Academy

With high-tech, modern flight simulators and a fleet of advanced aircraft at their disposal, the instructors of Empire Flight Academy lead a host of trainings in the invigorating art of airborne transit. Authorized as a Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna, and Garmin G1000 education facility, Empire Flight holds courses that shuttle would-be cloud kickers toward their Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Ratings through combined training on the ground, in the cockpit, and careful study of footage from Airplane!. Additionally, Empire Flight Academy’s offshoots—Empire Airways and Skyline Tours—offer ride-along sight-seeing jaunts of New York, as well as privately chartered flights.

Customer Reviews

119 Ratings

Excellent, patient instructor (Marcin) who adapted quickly when I knew something and moved on. Loved the way he took my phone to take photos of us to create mementos of a fun time!
Andreas M. · September 19, 2012
This was a terrific time, it was just awesome!
Laura H. · September 19, 2012
The instructor was very calm, kind and thorough. Made me feel very comfortable flying the plane and it was an experience I'll never forget.
Janett P. · September 16, 2012
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