Empire Flight Academy

East Farmingdale

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Customer Reviews

119 Ratings

It was wonderful and the teacher was GREAT!
Samantha S. · August 27, 2012
Thanks for the great flight.
Richard J. · August 7, 2012
Staff is friendly and nice Classes was on time A few cancelations on both parts because of weather Rescheduling was no hassle My husband loved it.
Johanna W. · November 28, 2011

What You'll Get


Before airplanes, humankind's failed attempts at conquering the heavens included wearing aerodynamic beaks and hanging onto large balloons filled with hundreds of angry bats. Overcome avian envy with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a two-hour introductory flight lesson from Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale (a $349 value). The flight package includes:

  • One hour in a Frasca SR-22 Simulator (a $60 value)
  • One hour of live flight in the state-of-the-art Cirrus SR20-GTS (a $179 value)
  • Guided instruction throughout (a $110 value for two hours’ guided instruction)

With state-of-the-art flight simulators and a fleet of advanced aircraft, Empire Flight Academy trains aeronautic apprentices in the invigorating art of airborne transit. The private introductory lesson begins with a one-hour session in the Frasca SR-22 simulator, which accurately emulates in-flight conditions as a Cirrus-certified instructor walks students through basic functions such as straight and level flight, 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. Trainees should allow a total of 2.5 hours for the lesson to ensure adequate time for quality aircraft bonding.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 16 or older. 350lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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