Mid Island Air Service has been providing flight training for Eastern Suffolk BOCES since 1989. This pre-professional flight training program is a two year program available for high school juniors and seniors in the Eastern Suffolk Boces group. In their junior year, students have the opportunity to log approximately four flight hours as well as gain an additional eight hours experience on observation flights. During the school year, their classroom lessons at the Boces facility at Brookhaven Airport, prepare them to pass the FAA knowledge exam. In the senior year, the students fly in a Cessna 152, one on one, with an assigned flight instructor, according to the practical test standards for the Private Pilot Certificate. Their classroom instruction covers all aspects of their flight training including maneuvers, fundamentals of flight, weather and FAA regulations. Many students complete their Private Certificate during this two year program.
Mid Island provides flight training for Dowling College, a premier, private college offering various aeronautical programs. The courses begin with the Private Pilot Certificate and continue through the Multi Engine and ATP ratings. Students are prepared for a career in aviation while enrolled in one of the many aviation degrees offered at Dowling's Brookhaven and Oakdale campuses. Training is done under Part 61 FAA regulations in a beautiful fleet of Piper aircraft: Warrior III's, an Arrow and a Seminole.
News 12 interviews Mid Island Flight Instructor, Fred Rodgers and BOCES student, Wilfred Torres.
- News 12 Long Island, Film Clip: November 16, 2015
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Contact Us: Mid Island Air Service, Inc., 101 Hering Drive, Ronkonkoma, New York 11779, USA
Phone: 631 588-5400
or 1300 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967, phone:631 281-5400