Summit Aviation Flight School

Be The Best Pilot You Can Be With Us

Our flight training academy offers comprehensive courses and hands-on experience to help you become a confident and skilled pilot. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way as you learn essential concepts and practice flying various aircraft. With our top-notch training programs, you will be prepared for any challenges that may arise in your career as a pilot. 

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At Summit Aviation NY, we strive to provide top-notch flight training and education for all levels of pilots. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping each student reach their flying goals, whether it be earning a private pilot license or becoming a commercial airline pilot. 

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Hudson Valley's Top Rated Flight School

In addition to flight training, we also offer aircraft rental and maintenance services. Our fleet features a variety of single and multi-engine planes.

Come fly with us at Summit Aviation – we guarantee an unforgettable experience!

our programs

Great programs

We are proud to have a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors at Summit Aviation’s Flight School in Hudson Valley, NY; With years of flying experience under their belts, our instructors are dedicated to providing top-notch training and guidance to all our students.

Private Pilot

Join our Private Pilot program. Complete a minimum of 40 flight hours, pass the knowledge test, and a practical test to earn your private pilot license.

Commercial Pilot

Become a Commercial Pilot with our comprehensive training. Accumulate 250 total flight hours and pass both the knowledge and practical tests to qualify.

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Purdue Global offers benefits to our flight school students who are interested in advancing their aviation career. The School of Aviation includes online bachelor’s degrees in professional flight or aviation management.

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Hudson Valley, NY Flight School: Learn From The Experts

We are proud to have a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors at Summit Aviation's Flight School in Hudson Valley, NY; With years of flying experience under their belts, our instructors are dedicated to providing top-notch training and guidance to all our students.

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Interested In Piloting? Book A Discovery Flight

An airplane discovery flight is a fantastic way to get a taste of flying and to determine if you want to pursue flight training further. It’s a memorable experience for aviation enthusiasts, aspiring pilots, or anyone curious about the world of aviation.

 

Here’s a description of what you will experience during your airplane discovery flight:

  • Pre-Flight Briefing: The experience begins with a pre-flight briefing conducted by a certified flight instructor (CFI). During this briefing, you’ll receive an overview of the flight, including safety procedures, the basics of aircraft controls, and what to expect during the flight. The CFI will also answer any questions you may have.
  • Aircraft Inspection: You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. This is a hands-on experience where the instructor will show you how to inspect the aircraft for safety and ensure that it’s in proper working order.
  • Getting into the Cockpit: After the pre-flight inspection, you’ll be guided to the aircraft’s cockpit. You will be secured in the pilot’s seat, and you’ll be provided with a headset to communicate with the instructor.
  • Taxi and Takeoff: With the instructor at the controls, the aircraft will taxi to the runway. During this time, you’ll get to observe how a pilot operates the aircraft on the ground. Once on the runway, the instructor will perform the takeoff, explaining the process as they go.
  • In-Flight Experience: Once airborne, the instructor will allow you the opportunity to take the controls and fly the aircraft under their guidance. You’ll experience the sensation of controlling the airplane’s pitch, roll, and yaw. The instructor will demonstrate basic maneuvers like climbs, descents, turns, and straight and level flight.
  • Scenic Views: The instructor will point out landmarks in the area. You will experience breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Ashokan Reservoir, and Catskill Mountains.
  • Landing: The instructor will take control of the aircraft for the landing phase, explaining the process and ensuring a safe touchdown. You’ll get to see how an experienced pilot handles the landing.
  • Debrief: After the flight, a debriefing session will take place and you can discuss your experience, ask questions, and receive feedback from the instructor. This is an excellent time to learn more about flight training if you’re considering pursuing a pilot’s license. Don’t be shy!
  • Logbook Entry: This Discovery Flight will count towards your future flight training hours. A logbook entry by the certified flight instructor will be available to you.