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Airplane Courses

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.

  • Pre-Flight Briefing
  • Aircraft Inspection
  • Getting into the Cockpit
  • Taxi and Takeoff
  • In-Flight Experience
  • Scenic Views
  • Landing
  • Debrief
  • Logbook Entry
  • Gift-Cards Available

Recreational Pilot License

The Recreational Pilot Certificate allows individuals to take their first step into the world of aviation. To obtain this certificate, aspiring pilots must meet certain requirements and complete specific training:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Hold at least a third-class medical certificate.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours of flight time, including:
    • 15 hours of flight training
    • 2 hours of dual instruction
  • Pass a practical test (checkride) with an FAA-designated pilot examiner.

Private Pilot License

The Private Pilot certification is the next step for those looking to expand their aviation skills and privileges. To obtain this certificate, individuals must meet specific requirements and complete comprehensive training:

  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, including:
    • 20 hours of flight training
    • 3 hours of cross-country flight training
  • Pass the private pilot knowledge test.
  • Pass a practical test (checkride) with an FAA-designated pilot examiner.

Commercial Pilot

Becoming a Commercial Pilot is a significant achievement in the aviation world, allowing you to pursue a career in flying. To obtain this certification, you must meet specific requirements and undergo rigorous training:

  • Accumulate a total of 250 flight hours, including:
    • 100 hours as the pilot-in-command
    • 50 hours of cross-country flight time
  • Successfully pass the commercial pilot knowledge test.
  • Excel in a practical test (checkride) with an FAA-designated pilot examiner.

Instrument Rating

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The Instrument Rating course at Summit Aviation NY is designed for pilots who wish to enhance their flying capabilities beyond visual flight rules (VFR), enabling them to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). This course is essential for pilots aiming to fly in diverse weather conditions and is a critical step for those pursuing a career in aviation.

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Flight Planning for IFR
  • Aircraft Systems and Instruments
  • Emergency Procedures Under IFR
  • Advanced Navigational Skills
  • IFR Communication Skills
  • Instrument Approach and Landing Procedures
  • In-flight Maneuvers under IFR
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making in IFR Conditions
  • Simulated Instrument Flight Training

Airline Transport Pilot License

Achieve the highest level of pilot certification for a career in commercial aviation.

  • Extensive training in advanced flight concepts and airline operations.
  • Preparation for FAA written and practical exams.
  • Emphasis on leadership, decision-making, and crew resource management.

High Performance Airplane Endorsement

Gain the skills to operate high performance airplanes, which are defined as airplanes with an engine horsepower greater than 200 HP.

  • Understanding High Performance Aircraft.
  • Learn about Performance and Limitations.
  • Engine Management

Complex Airplane Endorsement

Gain the skills to operate complex airplanes with retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propellers.

  • Comprehensive training on complex aircraft systems.
  • Emphasis on safety procedures and performance calculations.
  • Hands-on flight experience under expert supervision.

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)

The CFII certification, short for Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, is an advanced qualification that empowers commercial pilots to become flight instructors specializing in instrument readings. With this certification, you can help advanced students master the crucial skills required for instrument flying:

  • Instruct and guide aspiring pilots in instrument flight techniques.
  • Enhance your expertise in teaching advanced instrument readings.
  • Prepare pilots for the challenges of flying in adverse weather conditions.

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Achieve the highest level of proficiency as a flight instructor for single-engine aircraft. With this certification, you’ll be prepared to teach and mentor aspiring pilots:

  • Gain expertise in instructing single-engine aircraft.
  • Develop essential teaching skills to guide new pilots.
  • Share your passion for aviation and help others achieve their flying dreams.

Multi-Engine Flight Courses

Private Multi-Engine

The Multi-Engine Rating for Private Pilots course at Summit Aviation NY is designed for private pilots who wish to expand their aviation skills by learning to fly multi-engine aircraft. This course focuses on the fundamentals of operating aircraft with more than one engine, emphasizing safety and proficiency..

  • Introduction to Multi-Engine Theory
  • Engine Operation and Management
  • Performance and Aerodynamics of Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • VFR Cross-Country Flight Planning in Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • Normal and Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings
  • Engine Failure Procedures and Drills
  • Multi-Engine Aircraft Systems
  • Adverse Weather Operations
  • Emergency and Abnormal Procedures
  • Transition to Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • Multi-Engine Airplane Model: N89

Commercial Multi-Engine

The Multi-Engine Rating for Commercial Pilots course at Summit Aviation NY is tailored for commercial pilots seeking to enhance their qualifications by adding multi-engine privileges to their license. This course emphasizes advanced multi-engine flying techniques and complex aircraft operation.

  • Advanced Multi-Engine Flight Theory
  • Complex Aircraft Operation
  • High-Performance Engine Management
  • Advanced Navigation in Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • Commercial Standard Takeoffs and Landings
  • In-Depth Engine Out Procedures and Training
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems and Avionics
  • High Altitude Operations
  • Multi-Engine Crew Coordination
  • Preparation for Commercial Multi-Engine Checkride
  • Multi-Engine Airplane Model: N89

Multi-Engine Instructor

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The Multi-Engine Instructor course at Summit Aviation NY is designed for certified flight instructors (CFIs) who want to teach in multi-engine aircraft. This course focuses on instructional techniques specific to multi-engine operations and advanced multi-engine flying skills.

  • Instructional Methods for Multi-Engine Training
  • Teaching Engine Management and Performance
  • Developing Multi-Engine Lesson Plans
  • Advanced Multi-Engine Maneuvers and Procedures
  • Teaching Emergency Operations in Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • Flight Instructor Responsibilities in Multi-Engine Training
  • Multi-Engine Training Syllabus Development
  • Assessing Student Performance
  • Multi-Engine Endorsement Standards
  • Preparing for the Multi-Engine Instructor Checkride
  • Multi-Engine Airplane Model: N89

Helicopter Courses

Private Helicopter Pilot License

Dive into the realm of helicopter flight with our Private Helicopter License Course at Summit Aviation NY. Designed to equip aspiring pilots with comprehensive skills, this program introduces students to helicopter dynamics, flight controls, and the intricacies of navigating diverse aerial environments. Throughout the course, students will master a multitude of maneuvers essential for helicopter piloting. By the course’s end, you’ll possess the aeronautical knowledge and flight proficiency needed to obtain your helicopter pilot rating.

  • Introduction to Helicopter Theory
  • Flight Control Mastery
  • Navigating the Flight Environment
  • Maneuver Proficiency
  • Aeronautical Knowledge Development

*No prior flight experience required.*

Instrument Rating (Helicopter)

Elevate your piloting skills with our Helicopter Instrument Rating Course at Summit Aviation NY. Designed to augment your existing pilot’s license, the instrument rating allows you to navigate under instrument flight rules (IFR), crucial for high-altitude and adverse weather flying. Whether you’re advancing towards a professional pilot program or seeking enhanced proficiency, acquiring an instrument rating is highly recommended.

  • Instrument Flight Procedures
  • Navigation and Communication under Instrument Conditions
  • Precision and Non-Precision Approaches
  • Cross-Country Flight Planning with Instrument Navigation
  • Emergency Procedures in Instrument Meteorological Conditions

*Possession of an FAA Private or Commercial Helicopter Pilot certificate required.*

Commercial Helicopter Pilot License

Embark on the journey towards a rewarding career in aviation with our Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course at Summit Aviation NY. Designed for pilots seeking to elevate their proficiency and unlock opportunities for compensated flight operations, this course is an essential step following the acquisition of your Private Pilot license.

  • Advanced Helicopter Maneuvers
  • Commercial Operations Training
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Commercial Flight Planning
  • Emergency Procedures
  • FAA regulations governing commercial helicopter operations, ensuring compliance with safety standards and operational requirements.

*Possession of a Private Pilot certificate for helicopters required.*

Certified Helicopter Flight Instructor

Start the journey towards becoming a certified helicopter flight instructor with our Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Course at Epic Helicopters. As the initial step towards teaching helicopter students, this course immerses you in the role of an instructor, preparing you to guide and mentor future aviators.

  • Instructional Techniques
  • Flight Instruction
  • Ground School Instruction
  • Risk Management
  • Professional Development
  • FAA Regulations and Procedures
  • Mentorship and Guidance

Certified Helicopter Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)

Elevate your instructional capabilities with our Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) Course at Epic Helicopters. Designed for pilots aspiring to teach instrument flight navigation, this course is essential for enhancing your marketability and professional growth in the aviation industry

  • Advanced Instrument Instruction
  • S300 Helicopter Operations
  • Instrument Proficiency Standards
  • Scenario-Based Training
  • Part 61 Option: Pilots with prior helicopter experience can opt for a tailored curriculum under Part 61, accommodating individual learning needs and objectives.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Courses

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) “Drone”

Explore the world of unmanned aviation with our comprehensive drone training program.

  • Learn to operate drones safely and efficiently.
  • Understand the regulations and airspace rules for UAS.
  • Hands-on flight training with various drone models.

Part 107 Test Prep

Prepare for the FAA Part 107 test to become a certified drone pilot.

  • In-depth coverage of FAA regulations and operational procedures.
  • Practice tests and study materials to ensure readiness.
  • Guidance from experienced instructors on test-taking strategies.

UAS Skills & Refresher Courses

Enhance or refresh your drone piloting skills with our specialized courses.

  • Tailored for both beginners and experienced pilots.
  • Focus on advanced maneuvers and operational techniques.
  • Update your knowledge on the latest UAS technology and regulations.

Accelerated Courses

Accelerated courses allow you to meet your flying goals much faster. You will be assigned to a personal Flight Instructor for your course(s). These course options are available in our rental aircraft or your personally owned aircraft. 

Instrument Pilot (10 days approx.)

Our Accelerated Program for Instrument Pilot Certification is designed to fast-track your journey to becoming a proficient instrument-rated pilot. In just 10 intensive days, you can achieve this significant milestone and enhance your aviation skills:

  • Master instrument flight techniques and readings in a condensed timeframe.
  • Develop the ability to navigate and fly solely by reference to instruments.
  • Accelerate your path to becoming a certified instrument pilot and expand your flying capabilities.

Commercial Pilot (5 days approx.)

Our Commercial Pilot program offers an accelerated path to achieving your commercial pilot certification in just 5 intensive days. This program is designed for individuals who are committed to advancing their aviation careers quickly:

  • Gain comprehensive training and knowledge required for commercial piloting.
  • Develop the skills and expertise needed to excel in a commercial aviation role.
  • Fast-track your journey to becoming a certified commercial pilot in a condensed timeframe.

Certified Flight Instructor (15 Day Approx.)

Our Certified Flight Instructor program is an intensive 15-day course designed to prepare you to become a skilled flight instructor. In just 15 days, you can gain the knowledge and expertise required to guide and mentor aspiring pilots:

  • Develop the essential teaching skills needed to instruct future pilots.
  • Master flight instruction techniques and methodologies.
  • Accelerate your journey to becoming a certified flight instructor and share your passion for aviation.

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (15 Day Approx.)

Our 15-day Certified Flight Instrument Instructor program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career as a flight instructor specializing in instrument readings:

  • Master advanced instrument flight techniques and instruction.
  • Fast-track your path to becoming a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor.

ATP Single (5 Days Approx.)

Our 5-day ATP Single program is designed for experienced pilots looking to advance their careers. Achieve your ATP Single-Engine certification quickly:

  • Fast-track your path to becoming an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) for single-engine aircraft.

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At Summit Aviation NY, the sky is only the beginning! Contact out professional team for any questions, whether you are a seasoned professional, or just curious about the world of aviation, we are here to help you!