Empire Flight Academy

East Farmingdale

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Customer Reviews

119 Ratings

Thank you so much for giving my son an experience he'll never forget! I'm very grateful for the quality time you spent with him during his lesson and I hope we're able to continue lessons with you!
Laura K. · May 29, 2012
Everyone there today was wonderful! Our pilot Doug Reese & Mike behind the desk treated us wonderfully! We would definitely go back! The Meyer Family
Mary J. · January 8, 2012
Friendly people, professional pilots new airplanes amazing experience i had.
ALEKSEY Y. · January 8, 2012

What You'll Get


Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today’s Groupon: for $169, you get an introductory flight package from Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale (a $379 total value). The flight package includes:

With high-tech, modern flight simulators and a fleet of advanced aircraft, Empire Flight Academy trains novice pilots in the art of airborne travel. The private introductory lesson begins with a one-hour session in the Frasca SR-22 simulator. The simulator accurately emulates in-flight conditions as a Cirrus-certified instructor walks students through basic functions such as climbs and turns and navigational principles such as keeping a safe distance from the sky’s many plane-eating clouds. 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 tenderfoot aeronauts have visual proof of their first flight to show to friends, skeptics, and future employers. The six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine transports the opinions of aviation experts far and wide to your doorstep, ideal for aspiring pilots or cubicles in need of airplane collages.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 5, 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. Classes are 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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