What is the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science - Professional Pilot?
The Farmingdale State College Department of Aviation offers the Premier Collegiate Aviation Program on Long Island, and the region. The Professional Pilot Program provides training for entry-level pilot positions within the air transportation industry. Opportunities also exist in Corporate/Business Aviation sectors and the United States Military.
The Pro-Pilot Program prepares the student with the following Certificate and Ratings:
- Private Pilot Certificate
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Pilot Certificate
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate
In addition, the student will have the option to complete the following Certificate and Ratings:
- Multi Engine Land
- Multi Engine Instrument Land
- Multi Engine Instructor
- Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
Students pursuing flight training in their program must hold a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class FAA medical Certificate prior to starting flight training. The Department of Aviation Strongly recommends students obtain a First Class Medical prior to enrolling in the Professional-Pilot Program. A listing of FAA medical examiners can be obtained by contacting the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at Republic Airport.
Students may select to fly during the summer. Students are required to provide their own transportation to/from our Flight Center located at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale about two miles from the campus.