Academy of Aviation Flight School - Flight Training Course

What is Covered In Your Course


We provide both FAA Part 141 (Farmingdale and White Plains locations) and Part 61 programs and flight lessons.

The minimum required material to be covered by an applicant throughout a flight training course is governed by the FAA with CFR 14 Part 61. The FAA mandates both the Aeronautical Knowledge areas and the Flight Proficiency elements in which the applicant must be proficient before appearing for a checkride. Detailed description of what is expected on the flight proficiency elements can be found in the FAA PTS information page.

Flight training programs under Part 61 and Part 141 (Farmingdale and White Plains locations) must ensure the same coverage of the aeronautical knowledge areas and flight proficiency elements. Students from both type of programs must satisfy the exact same requirements. Since programs under Part 141 must meet additional requiremens and Part 141 flight training operations are closely monitored by the FAA, there is a lower minimum requirements in terms of hours of aeronautical experience for Part 141 applicants. This can significantly lower the cost of a program for students who sign up for an Instrument Rating or a Commercial Pilot License. Even for Private Pilot license, there is a 5 hour difference in the minimum requirements between Part 141 and Part 61. (Part 141 is available at our Farmingdale and White Plains locations only.)

The authoritative source for information is, as always, the FAA website: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/






Private / Sport Pilot License (PPL)


    Aeronautical knowledge areas:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations

  • Accident reporting requirements

  • "Aeronautical Information Manual" and FAA advisory circulars

  • Aeronautical charts

  • Radio communication procedures

  • Critical weather situations

  • Safe and efficient operation of aircraft

  • Effects of density altitude

  • Weight and balance

  • Principles of aerodynamics, powerplants, and aircraft systems

  • Stall awareness, spin entry

  • Aeronautical decision making

  • Preflight action


  • Flight Proficiency Areas of operation:

  • Preflight preparation

  • Preflight procedures

  • Airport and seaplane base operations

  • Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds

  • Performance maneuvers

  • Ground reference maneuvers

  • Navigation

  • Slow flight and stalls

  • Basic instrument maneuvers

  • Emergency operations

  • Night operations

  • Postflight procedures

Instrument Rating Course


    Aeronautical knowledge areas:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations (for IFR)

  • Flight operations under IFR in the "Aeronautical Information Manual"

  • Air traffic control system and procedures

  • IFR navigation and approaches

  • Instrument approach procedure charts

  • Use of aviation weather reports

  • Safe and efficient operation of aircraft

  • Critical weather situations

  • Aeronautical decision making

  • Crew resource management


  • Flight Proficiency Areas of operation:

  • Preflight preparation

  • Preflight procedures

  • Air traffic control clearances and procedures

  • Flight by reference to instruments

  • Navigation systems

  • Instrument approach procedures

  • Emergency operations

  • Postflight procedures

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)


    Aeronautical knowledge areas:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations

  • Accident reporting requirements

  • Basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight

  • Meteorology and the use of aeronautical weather reports

  • Safe and efficient operation of aircraft

  • Weight and balance computations

  • Use of performance charts

  • Aircraft performance limitations

  • Use of aeronautical charts

  • Use of air navigation facilities

  • Aeronautical decision making

  • Principles and functions of aircraft systems

  • Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations

  • Night and high-altitude operations

  • National Airspace System


  • Flight Proficiency Areas of operation:

  • Preflight preparation

  • Preflight procedures

  • Airport and seaplane base operations

  • Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds

  • Performance maneuvers

  • Ground reference maneuvers

  • Navigation

  • Slow flight and stalls

  • Emergency operations

  • High-altitude operations

  • Postflight procedures


Flight School Locations:

Republic Airport Farmingdale, New York KFRG
Westchester County Airport White Plains, New York KHPN
Gastonia Municipal Airport Gastonia, North Carolina KAKH


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