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Aviation Department

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Farmingdale State College, State University of New York 
Lupton Hall, 2350 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 
631-420-2308

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Aviation Department

Farmingdale State College's Department of Aviation offers the premier collegiate aviation programs on Long Island and in the region. The faculty and professional staff are fully committed to providing students with the personal and professional skills that will enable them to enter and succeed in the exciting field of aviation.

The Aviation Administration program supplies the region with qualified administrators, offering concentrations in Airport Management and Air Cargo Management. Our recent graduates have successfully been employed with major and regional airlines, commercial and general aviation airports, FBOs, the FAA, the TSA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The Professional Pilot program provides training for entry-level pilot positions within the air transportation industry. Typically, one becomes a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) while earning advanced pilot ratings, and building flight hours in complex and twin-engine aircraft. Through a letter of agreement with the FAA, our professional pilot degree program allows students to qualify for a restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) at 1000 hours, rather than the standard 1500 hours.

Our flight program is not limited to finding just one job. It provides a solid undergraduate education with a major in Aeronautical Science and is designed to open as many career doors as possible. 

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We are the largest collegiate Flight School in the Northeast Region and the only SUNY School to offer a 4 Year Degree Program in Aeronautical Science. The Aviation Center averages 5,800 Flight Hours a Year in Solo and Dual Flight Instruction. We average over 5 FAA Certification Rides per month and over 20 Student Progression/Stage Checks per month.  Our flight team, The Flying Rams, were proud first-place winners of the regional NIFA competition for three years in a row.

Student Achievements The Aviation Department is proud of its strong placement of students on both the President’s and Dean’s list. (Please select view by curriculum for easy access to aviation list of names)

Aviation students are also recipients of many Scholarships and Awards. The department supports student chapters of the Alpha Eta Rho and of the American Association of Airport Executives, which was recently cited as the campus Student Club of the year.

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Aviation Center

Welcome to the Aviation Center at Farmingdale State College which is located at Republic Airport.  The 22,000 sq ft. Aerospace Facility was built in 1990 and is the primary hub for flight training at Farmingdale State College. The facility is ideally located to accommodate students from the tri state area. The facility is less than 2 miles from the main campus making it an easy commute, or the student can take public transportation from the main campus. There is public transportation to/from the LIRR and is a few miles from all major highways.

 

Location, Contact Information & Directions to the Aviation Department

Main Campus
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735-1021

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Aviation Department Main Telephone 631-420-2308
email address engtech@farmingdale.edu
   

Location, Contact Information & Directions to the Aviation Center

Aviation Center
Farmingdale State College
885 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735-1021

Aviation Center Main Telephone 631-420-2036
Aviation Center Fascimile 631-420-2533
Air-Boss / Flight Operations Desk 631-420-2522
email address aviationcenter@farmingdale.edu

Map to the Aviation Center

Via Automobile:

NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY - to Exit 40 (Route 110). Travel South on NY Route 110 for approximately 4 miles. Go under train trestle. Go through four traffic lights and make a U-Turn at Grumman Lane (after Marriott Hotel). SUNY Aerospace Building on Right hand side.

SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY - to Exit 32 - Route 110. Travel north on Route 110, approximately 2 miles. SUNY Aerospace Building on Right hand side after Marriot Hotel.

LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY to Exit 49 South (NY Route 110) - Travel South on NY Route 110 for approximately 4 miles. Go under train trestle. Go through four traffic lights and make U-Turn at Grumman Lane (after Marriott Hotel). SUNY Aerospace Building on Right hand side after Marriot Hotel

Via Train:

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD - Pennsylvania Station. Take the Ronkonkoma line to the Farmingdale station. Check with the Conductor for any necessary changes. Take a taxi from the Farmingdale Station to the SUNY Aerospace Building.

Via Plane:

The Aviation Center is located at KFRG -Republic Airport, a Class Delta airport underlying the New York Class Bravo Airspace. Click here for pilot information found in the Airport Facility Directory. Please review the noise abatement procedures for Republic Airport prior to flight. Upon landing, request taxi to the Echo Ramp. Click here for a taxi diagram. We are located in the large blue hangar & building on the western edge of the Echo Ramp. If you intend to park on our ramp please call 24 hours in advance for clearance and self announce your arrival on our "STATE OPS" frequency (123.5MHz) as you enter the ramp for parking & tie down assignment. Alternatively, we recommend that you ramp at either of the FBO's on the field or at the main terminal.

Useful Frequencies:
ATIS
126.65
GROUND
121.60
TOWER/CTAF
118.80
CLEARANCE
128.25
"STATE OPS"
123.50
FRG OPERATIONS
122.95
       

Aviation Department Faculty & Staff

Title Name
Phone Number
 Chairperson Dr. Jeanne Radigan
631-420-2445
Assistant Professor Dr. Ramón-Osvaldo González
631-420-2313
Associate Professor Louis Scala
631-420-2039
Assistant Professor Kevin O'Donnell
631-420-2314
Associate Professor Dr. Michael F. Canders
 
631-420-2520
Assistant Professor Dr. Meron Lindenfeld (Ron)
631-794-6532
Adjunct Faculty Michael Trzaska
631-420-2532
Administrative Assistant Linda Webel
631-420-2308
     

Aviation Center Staff

Title Name
Phone Number
Aviation Center Director Dr. Michael F. Canders
631-420-2520
Chief Flight Instructor Michael Trzaska
631-420-2532
Acting Aviation Center Safety Officer Kevin Roberts
631-794-6461
Administrative Coordinator Lynette Tiger
631-420-2577
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Abraham Im

Jonathan Miranda

631-420-2524
Administrative Assistant Mike Karpinski 631-420-2592
 Director of Maintenance Daniel Franco
631-420-2525
Assistant Director of Maintenance Zhi Shum
631-420-2525
Acting Aviation Parts Manager Brandon Cantwell
631-420-2525
Dispatch Coordinator Anne Marie Sollazzo 631-420-2036

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