Aviation Flight 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.
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.
Typical Employment Opportunities
Our programs are not limited to finding just one job. They will give you a solid undergraduate education with a major in Aeronautical Science and are designed to open as many career doors as possible. Successful graduates have gone on to careers such as:
Location, Contact Information & Directions to the Aviation Center
|Aviation Center Main Telephone||631-420-2036|
|Aviation Center Fax||631-420-2533|
|Air-Boss / Flight Operations Desk||631-420-2522|
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
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.
The Aviation Center is located at KFRG -Republic Airport, a Class Delta airport underlying the New York Class Bravo Airspace. Please review the noise abatement procedures for Republic Airport prior to flight. Upon landing, request taxi to the Echo Ramp. 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.
Aviation Center Staff
|Aviation Center Director||Dr. Michael Canders||631-420-2520|
|Aviation Safety Officer||Kevin Roberts||631-794-6461|
|Chief Flight Instructor||Michael Trzaska||631-420-2532|
|Assistant Chief Flight Instructor||631-420-2524|
|Administrative Coordinator||Lynette Tiger||631-420-2577|
|Director of Maintenance||Daniel Franco||631-794-6458|
|Assistant Director of Maintenance||Zhi Shum||631-794-6457|
|Administrative Assistant||Mike Karpinski||631-420-2592|
|Acting Aviation Parts Manager||Brandon Cantwell