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".

Press Releases

The Landing Doctor – GPA Training in the Redbird

Learn how "The Landing Doctor", a Bristell dealer, is using the Redbird for his Ground Proximity Awareness Training. View Article>>

- Aviator's Hotline, Article: July 7, 2016

Boces Flight Training on News 12

News 12 interviews Mid Island Flight Instructor, Fred Rodgers and BOCES student, Wilfred Torres. View Video>>

- News 12 Long Island, Film Clip: November 16, 2015

Good Plane Fun on a visit to the Airport

We went to MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma and visited Mid-Island Air Service. We met the vice president, Gail Mancuso, her father being the founder of the company in 1946. We interviewed Hector, one of the mechanics, and got to see some crucial components in the engine of a plane. We learned the physics involved in flight such as thrust, lift, drag and weight. We visited the hangar, where we got...  Read More>>

- Mid Island Air Services, March 23, 2015

Mid Island Flight School Announces the Formation of a New AeroChapters Program

Ronkonkoma, NY, March 2015 — Mid Island Flight School is pleased to announce AeroChapters 2015. AeroChapters is a national program created by the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA). The program is for young men and women in grades 6-12. As a member of the FSANA, Mid Island Flight School is proud to host AeroChapters for students in our community.   Read More, Download Press Release >>

- Mid Island Air Services, March 09, 2015

Welcome To Flight School

If you wanna take your winter activity to another level, you have to visit Mid Island Flight School. Founded in 1946, this unique destination offers a variety of activities - both in the sky and on the ground.   View Video >>

- en.sinovision.net, March 09, 2015

Tempting Fate - in a Good Way

Mid Island Air Service is aptly named. Located just east of the middle of Long Island, the family business keeps plugging along rain or shine, winter and summer. It's been 68 years since Gail Mancuso's father moved on from instructing English and Scottish pilots in World War II and began instructing the local population of this coastal community. Gail serves as vice president and general manager now, twin titles that keep her busy in the challenging environment presented by the thin strip of land that separates Long Island Sound from the Atlantic Ocean. Read More >>

- flighttraining.aopa.org, May 22, 2014

Mid Island Air – Cool Airplane Birthday Parties and AeroCamp

Did you know that one of the most unique and cool activities for kids is right here in our local airports? Mid Island Air, a family owned business founded in 1946, offers flight school, aircraft rentals sales, charters, services and seminars. But wait, there's more! Mid Island Air is a member of the Flight School Association of North America, and as a participating flight school they offer the Aero Camp and Aero Party. They strive to give kids a well rounded experience including fun classroom training and super cool tours of the control tower, fire rescue operation and Suffolk PD helicopter medi-vac unit. Read More >>

- Long Island Mamasnetwork, March 20, 2014

What I have learned about the Extra 500 Jet Prop

I recently flew to Dayton Ohio to meet with Cirrus owners who have expressed a high level of interest in the new Extra 500 Jet Prop. I do not fly Turbo props so the trip was also a fact finding mission for me. I hoped to learn more about turbo props in general so I could better represent the Extra 500 Jet Prop. Here is what I learned. Read More >>

-LOUIS MANCUSO, June 26, 2010

Scouts Explore The World of Aviation

- Southampton Press - Eastern; Apr 9, 2009

Louis Michael Mancuso Sr.
August 25, 1919 - July 12, 2008

Louis Mancuso was born in Bethpage in 1919. His father Dominick came to the U.S. as a teenager from Calabria, Italy. His mother Rose (Mancuso) Mancuso also came from Calabria. It was an arranged marriage. Lou worked on local farms in Bethpage as a boy and earned enough money to take 15-minute flying lessons. Read More >>

- The South Shore Press 07/23/2008

A Truly Uplifting Experience to Fight Breast Cancer

Mid Island Flight School will be offering the public the unique opportunity of a lifetime. For the minimal cost of just $150 you will be able to fly for Breast Cancer Awareness and experience first hand the adrenaline rush and sense of accomplishment garnered from occupying the pilot’s seat.

- The South Shore Press 11/07/2007


Rev. 05/22/2014