We offer a variety of introductory flight experiences designed to give you a true hands-on flight experience. Here are a few examples of our first flight packages that we offer. All first flight experiences come with a 30 minutes of ground training ( prior to flight ), logged time at the controls of an aircraft along with a pilots log book filled out by your instructor. If you don't see something you're looking for we can create a custom flight experience for you.
Flight For One
During your Introductory Flight Lesson you will have a true first flight experience. Once you complete the paperwork you'll be introduced to your instructor and handed over the keys to the plane. You will meet the aircraft you'll be piloting, cover the preflight portion of the training and then try your hand at the controls. After you return to the ground you'll receive a first flight certificate. Ask about bringing a guest along for the ride and you can always film your flight and share the footage with your friends and family (additional fees apply).
If you would like to share your flight experience with a friend you may like to try our Introductory Flight For Two. You will get the same great experience in our single but with the added bonus of bringing a friend along. For this flight experience you will fly one way to another airport (either Bridgeport CT or Brookhaven NY) where you will land, switch seats with your friend so they can fly the return portion of the trip. After you return to the ground you'll receive a first flight certificate, with all flights you may bring a guest for an additional fee (weight limit applies).
Flight For Two
Design Your Own Introductory Flight
If you don't see the flight you're seeking we can create a custom flight experience for you. Any introductory flight lesson can be flown during the evening as well and we can create a custom flight experience that will take you up to see the sunset from the sky. On any of our introductory flight experiences you will get the choice of receiving a pilots log book or a first flight certificate and the time you fly counts toward a private pilot license. It's always a breathtaking experience and you'll have the ability to film your flight or take pictures that you can show off to your friends and family.
NYC Introductory Flight Experience
We offer a first flight experience where you'll not only will get a hands-on flight experience and learn the basics of flight but you'll be doing it while you fly through the most beautiful city around. This extended lesson is almost double the flight time of the single introductory flight and your guest rides along at no additional fee. You get your choice of a first flight certificate or a pilots log book and the time you fly goes toward your private pilot license. Make sure you request a video (additional fee applies) for this one as you're going to want to share this with everyone you know.
Information About Your Introductory Flight
Dear Future Pilot:
Congratulations! Someone has given you the Gift of Flight or Thank you if you have chosen Global Aviation for your first flight lesson. This is a "hands on" experience where you will be operating one of the most popular training aircrafts in the world, the Piper Warrior. Depending on how comfortable you are, you will experience the taxi out to the runway, and watch your instructor perform a smooth take off then fly to one of the training areas all with the instructor's help. At the end of that flight, you should be able to understand the basic methods, techniques that flying requires and your instructor will sign your First flight certificate. Below is some information before you get started on this new adventure!
For Introductory flights, you have two options: Both options you will take off from Republic Airport.
Single Flight Lesson (90 minutes) can choose to do your flight training either in our South Practice area fly towards Jones Beach, over to Fire Islands than back to Farmingdale. Or our the North Practice area, fly towards the Long Island Sound, over to Oyster Bay area, than back to Farmingdale. Guests can come along for an additional $45 per person.
Upgraded Flight Lesson for two people (2 hours) will have a chance to choose to fly out east over Fire Islands to Brookhaven Airport OR over the Long Island Sound to Bridgeport, CT where you will land then switch seats and your co-pilot will fly back.Regardless of your choice, you will receive a pre-flight ground instruction and 15 - 20 minutes after flight for any questions you may have. You can also purchase a logbook for $14 if you want to consider more training for your pilot license. This first hour will count towards the 40 hr requirement for the pilot license. We have provided this checklist to ensure you receive an unforgettable experience.
You may go to our website www.GlobalAviationCenter.com to schedule a flight lesson.
Combined weight limit for you and your guests can not exceed 400lbs. If over by a lot, please let us know,
for an additional cost we have a larger aircraft (Piper Archer) that can accommodate the extra weight.
Dress comfortably and appropriately for weather. (No high heels)
Must bring picture ID to fly and provide proof of citizenship if enrolling in a flight training course.
Your instructor will meet you at the school inside Atlantic Aviation Building. (Directions below.)
Internet Vouchers do not include taxes or fuel surcharges. The current fuel surcharge is $59 per person flying
(Direct Pay customers or Gift Certificates DO NOT have a fuel surcharge).
You can bring your phone and cameras for the flight. If you want us to provide the GoPro Camera to record your flight it is an additional $39 to rent the camera and you will receive the footage on a USB drive to take home with you.
We accept cash or credit cards for taxes & any fees. Gift certificates are already paid in full.
Don't forget to show your appreciation by tipping the instructors.
Please fill out attached information form before flight to save time. (Form must be given to school along
with payment for additional fees; i.e. taxes and additional guest fee) prior to flight.
Flight cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or no shows are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee
or forfeiture of voucher. You will be notified the day before in the event flight must be cancelled due to
weather or any other safety issues. There will NOT be a cancellation fee if that occurs and we will still
honor your voucher if it has expired or will expire.
Make sure you check your voicemail and email before your flight for updated flight information.
Please feel free to contact us via email if there are any questions or changes to your scheduled flight.
DIRECTIONS TO Global Aviation Center 9100 Republic Airport RT 109, we are located INSIDE the Atlantic Building Suite 106, Farmingdale NY 11735:
Once you get to the Atlantic Building... make sure you go to the right and only FAA certified school in this building. All our planes and offices have Global Aviation posted all over. If you get lost, please call us at 631-391-9110 for assistance.
LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY to Exit 49 South (NY Route 110) - Travel South on NY Route 110 for approximately 5 miles and merge onto route 109 East (Farmingdale road). Drive for about half a mile and make left on the first traffic light (Wendy’s). Make an
immediate right and Atlantic Aviation building will be on the left at the end of the road.
SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY to Exit 32 North (NY Route 110) - Travel 1 mile and merge onto route 109 East (Farmingdale road). Drive for about half a mile and make left on the first traffic light (Wendy’s). Make an immediate right and Atlantic Aviation building
will be on the left at the end of the road.
NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY to Exit 40 South (NY Route 110) - Travel about 6 miles and merge onto route 109 East (Farmingdale road). Drive for about half a mile and make left on the first traffic light (Wendy’s). Make an immediate right and Atlantic Aviation building will be on the left at the end of the road
BY TRAIN, TAKE THE LIRR If you are going to use a train from Queens or Manhattan, make sure you take Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station or Jamaica and get out at Farmingdale station. There are a lot of taxis there, just tell them to take you to the
Atlantic terminal. It shouldn't cost you more than $5-7.00.