Summit Aviation Flight School

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About Summit Aviation NY
Summit Aviation NY

A Top Rated Aviation & Flight School In New York

At Summit Aviation, an FAA Part 61 school, 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.

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

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

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Why Chose an FAA Part 61 School?

Training at an FAA Part 61 school, as opposed to a Part 141 school, offers some distinct advantages and may be a better fit for certain individuals and situations. FAA Part 61 and Part 141 refer to different sets of regulations that govern flight training in the United States. 

Here are some reasons why someone might choose to train at an FAA Part 61 school:

  1. Flexibility: Part 61 schools offer more flexibility in terms of curriculum and scheduling. There are no strict requirements for the number of flight hours or training sessions, which can be beneficial for students who have irregular schedules or prefer to learn at their own pace.

  2. Customized Training: Part 61 schools can tailor training programs to meet individual student needs. Instructors have more flexibility to adapt to a student’s progress and focus on areas where they may need additional training.

  3. Cost: Part 61 training can be more cost-effective for some students. Since there are no mandated minimum flight hours, students can progress at their own pace, potentially reducing the total cost of training.

  4. Career Goals: Part 61 training is often chosen by individuals who are pursuing aviation as a hobby or are seeking specific types of flight training, such as advanced ratings or endorsements, that may not be covered by a Part 141 program.

  5. Location: Part 61 flight schools can be found in a wider range of locations, making it more convenient for students who do not live near a Part 141 school.

  6. Personalized Attention: Some students prefer the one-on-one attention they can receive at a Part 61 school. With fewer students in each class, instructors may have more time to dedicate to individual students.

  7. Transition Training: Part 61 schools can be a good option for experienced pilots looking to transition to new aircraft types or receive recurrent training.
Get the Competitive Edge

Advantages only Summit Aviation NY can offer!

Sumit Aviation NY offers a range of programs at competitive prices, including classes that are often difficult to find and expensive, such as Commercial Multi-Engine classes. With accelerated courses, you can achieve your flying goals more quickly. A personal Flight Instructor will be assigned to you for your course(s), which can be taken in our rental aircraft or your own aircraft.

Discovery Flights

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.

Flight Reviews

For holders of pilot certificates issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration a flight review (previously the FAA referred to this as a biennial flight review, usually abbreviated BFR) is a review required of every active holder of a U.S. pilot certificate at least every 24 calendar months.

Recreational Pilot Certificate

Obtain your Recreational Pilot Certificate with us. Requirements: 17 years old, third-class medical certificate, 30 hours of flight time, and a practical test.

Private Pilot

Join our Private Pilot program. Requirements: 40 flight hours, passing the knowledge test, and a practical test.

Instrument Rating

Enhance your skills with our Instrument Rating course. Requirements: 50 hours of cross-country flight, 40 hours of instrument time, and passing relevant tests.

Commercial Pilot

Train to be a Commercial Pilot. Requirements: 250 flight hours and passing both knowledge and practical tests.

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Become a Certified Flight Instructor for single-engine aircraft with our specialized training.

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor

Earn your CFII certification to teach instrument readings and advanced flight techniques.

Accelerated Courses

Fast-track your flying goals with our Accelerated Courses, featuring personalized instruction in rental or personal aircraft.

Instrument Pilot

Complete our Instrument Pilot course in approximately 10 days.

Commercial Pilot (Accelerated)

Become a Commercial Pilot in about 5 days with our accelerated program.

Certified Flight Instructor (Accelerated)

Earn your CFI certification in approximately 15 days.

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (Accelerated)

Get your CFII certification in about 15 days.

ATP Single

Achieve your ATP Single certification in roughly 5 days.

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