Flight School

Founded in 1946, Mid Island Air Service has been providing flight instruction, training, aircraft rentals, sales and maintenance to serve the needs of all Long Island aviators.
We provide flight training from the Private Pilot through Certified Flight Instructor.

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Aircraft Sales

Our partner & aircraft salesman, Vince Basile, has specialized in Aircraft Sales for over 30 years. His expertise speaks for itself in the hundreds of single engines, jet aircraft, helicopters, which he has sold. If you are looking to lease or purchase a new or used aircraft, Vince will find the right plane for your needs.

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Aircraft Charter

We offer an affordable alternative to turbine and or jet charter aircraft. Fly up to three passengers at more than 150 mph in the versatile and time proven Cessna 182 Skylane.
We can fly you many places in the Northeast in less than two hours.
Our Cessna 182 Is Very Affordable!

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FBO Services & Maintenance

Our NATA Safety 1st Linemen offer top notch aircraft detailing and fueling services. Mid Island's aircraft maintenance shop maintains our school fleet to FAA standards as well as providing retail services which range from basic oil changes to engine installations.

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Mission Statement:
"We steadily improve our processes and procedures in order to make our customers ecstatically happy while maintaining the dignity of our entire family of employees".

Welcome to Mid Island Air Service

Students in grades 6-12 can be part of an Aviation Club.  Join our AeroChapter and learn about all things aviation related in our monthly meetings.  The Chapter will meet  the fourth Thursday at ISP,  from 5:30-7:00-pm. Note:  due to holidays,  the Chapter will meet the 3rd Thursday in November (19th) and December (17th)and then, back on schedule on Jan 28th.  view Aero Chapters >>

Welcome our new employees:  We have two new linemen at our ISP branch.   Michael Walton and Bruce Estrada recently joined our team.  Welcome Jerry Mathai,  Tim Carbone and Christian Becker to our HWV linestaff.

HWV News!!!  Congratulations to Evan Damadeo who is our General Manager and Chief Flight Instructor for our 141 Private and Instrument Programs.  Frank Pinter is Chief Flight Instructor for our 141 Commercial Program.  Frank D’Angelone has joined out staff as Assistant General Manager.

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Fight and Flight “High Card Run” Annual Fundraiser Begins

Register/Donate/Fundraise  October 1 through Dec 11th.   Raise money for LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk and/or LMSF Aviation Scholarship Fund.  Registration $25 per participant – registration form and details available at dispatch desk (HWV or ISP) or email don@midislandair.com for info.  Prizes for highest card and most money raised.

Congratulations to the LMSF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Alexa Chiarappa from Centereach High School and Brianna Rose Saladino from Smithtown High School on being chosen for the Louis Mancuso, Sr Scholarship.  Each one receives a $1000 scholarship to help them pursue their aviation careers.  http://www.midislandair.com/LMSF/Louis-Mancuso-Sr-Scholarship-Fund.php


Introducing:  AeroChapters

As a member of FSANA (Flight School Association of North America) we are pleased to announce that we are participating in another FSANA program, AeroChapters, announced in January 2015.  Students in grades 6-12 may join the Mid Island Flight School Aero Chapter which will meet the fourth Thursday at ISP from 1730-1930. Students will learn responsibility as they elect officers and run their chapter.  We will assist to help them organize guest speakers, aviation facility tours and learn more about aviation careers during these monthly meetings.  Requires a one time $25 FSANA junior membership.


AeroExperience:  An Aviation Adventure for Adults

A fun, one day, unique aviation experience for adventurous adults who are thinking about flight training or just want to get a taste of what it would be like to have a pilot license.  After a classroom session on aerodynamics and flight controls, you will have a hands on flight in our full motion, Redbird, flight simulator.  After you get the feel of the aircraft, step into a Cessna 172R and fly to Waterbury-Oxford for lunch (included) at 121 Restaurant.    The day ends with an informative tour of a control tower.  Wow…what could be more fun than this?  Four per class.  $399, 0900-1500.   Call now to reserve  a spot!  Tentative classes will run the last Tuesday and Sunday of the month.

AeroParty:  Take the Party to the Airport

Are you tired of the same old venue?  Does your child love airplanes?  Now your child can have a unique children’s party with an aviation theme.  Learn what makes an airplane fly, sit in a real plane, tour a corporate hangar and play aviation themed games.  Pizza, cake and an theme goody bag included.  Why settle for the same old routine  – the skies the limit with AeroParty!

IPC classes with Joe Foresto

A series of IPC classes which will include eight hours of classroom instruction and eight hours of simulator group sessions.  Classes are limited to four max (two min).  Read our testimonials. http://www.midislandair.com/NEWS-MEMOS-LINKS/Testimonials.php Call to schedule. This will be a beneficial class for IFR pilots, students training for their IFR rating, or anyone who just wants to sharpen their pilot skills! Cost:  $325/person.


Shaquilee Jean-Charles has soloed!   Julio Giler, Wyatt Brooks and James Gargano are Private Pilots!      See complete list:   http://www.midislandair.com/FLIGHT-SCHOOL/Student-News.php Nice job… fly safely

PALS fuel reimbursement exemption:

Fly a mission for Patient AirLift Services and get reimbursed for fuel. Based at Farmingdale, PALS is the first patient service to offer fuel reimbursement to qualified pilots. If you meet the flight requirements you may be eligible for reimbursement.  The new exemption will permit reimbursement for ALL legs, not just the legs with patients on board.   Owners, receive a $.50/gallon discount on fuel purchased for a PALS flight.  Rent a MIAS aircraft for a PALS mission and get a 20% discount.  www.palservices.org



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The Mid Island family's main concern is to insure the safety and confidence of our students and pilots. We provide flight training from the Private Pilot through the Airline Transport Pilot.  We offer ground school courses to complement our flight instruction on LI. Once a year, our renters fly with our CFI’s for their Annual Flight Review where they can practice IFR approaches, gain Class B experience, plan a night cross country or work on any flight area of their choice. All renters fly under their own Personal Limitations Checklist which they can amend as their flight experience level increases. 

Our NATA Safety 1st Linemen offer top notch aircraft detailing and fueling services.  Mid Island's aircraft maintenance shop maintains our school fleet to FAA standards as well as providing retail services which range from basic oil changes to engine installations.  We provide 100 hr, annual and aircraft pre-buy inspections as well as stock and sell a huge variety of Cessna and after market aircraft parts. 

On the second Saturday of each month, our students and renters meet at ISP to participate in our free seminars where varied guest speakers discuss an array of interesting aviation topics.

  631-588-5400   HWV 631 281-5400

Mid Island Flight School News

Alien Flight Training:

Mid Island Flight School has been approved for the training of foreign students. We have provided flight training for all ratings to students from many different countries around the world. If a student is not a U.S. citizen, there are certain steps which must be followed to insure that the proper government training authority is obtained prior to beginning flight training.

A foreign student must enter the U.S. with the proper immigration Visa; for flight training purposes, this would be an M1 Visa. You first must apply to study at a USCIS-approved school in the United States. Mid Island Flight School is a USCIS- approved school and can assist you with this Visa application by providing the necessary I-20M form which you will then present  to the US Embassy or Consulate in your country.  You should take the USCIS Form I-20 to the nearest U.S. consulate to obtain a student visa. You must also prove to the consulate that you have the financial resources required for your education and stay in the United States.   The Embassy or Consulate will be the governing body to issue the M1 Visa for travel and study in the U.S. 

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What is the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)?

The mission of the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) is to ensure that foreign students seeking training at flight schools regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) do not pose a threat to aviation or national security. Responsibility for conduction security threat assessments for foreign flight training has been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Sport Flying News

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About Sport Cruiser:

Two brand new Light Sport Aviation Sport Cruisers arrived today at Brookhaven Airport in Shirley, Long Island, New York for Sport flying USA/Mid Island Air Service. They were built in the Czech Republic, test flown and then put in a container and sent to the United States. They arrived in perfect condition without a scratch. Slovia capital is now running the Sport Cruiser factory and doing a great job. Let's face it they still have the same talented Czech work force that has been building great airplanes for over 50 years, so it should be no surprise the Sport Cruiser is such a fine aircraft.

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Sport Cruiser Features:

  • The Sport Cruiser is all aluminum. Mechanics all over the country are familiar working with aluminum and I feel it is the better choice when deciding on an LSA.
  • The Sport Cruiser comes with a carburetor heat box as standard.
  • The Sport Cruiser has classy pre-engineered metal plates that install on the front oil cooler for winter operations.
  • The Sport Cruiser comes with American “AN” standard hardware for easy maintenance wherever you land. All other European made Light Sport Aviation use metric hardware.
  • The Sport Cruiser has American made MATCO disc brakes and Goodyear tires and tubes.
    All the Sport Cruiser tires are Goodyear 500-5.
  • The Sport Cruiser has full size tie down rings that accept up to ¾ inch rope.
  • The Sport Cruiser has a large metal fuel vent located under the wing.
  • The Sport Cruiser has fiberglass gear legs which are more forgiving when a landing is not perfectly straight. The fiberglass is easily repaired if damaged.

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