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The Power of SUNY 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:

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Airline Pilot
  • Charter Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Banner Towplane Pilot
  • Armed Forces
  • Federal Aviation Administration
    Aviation Safety Inspector
  • Traffic Watch Pilot
  • Air Ambulance Pilot


LOCATION, CONTACT INFO & 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

Click here for a map to the Aviation CenterAviation Center Map

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 DirectoryFRG AFD Excerpt.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 near the 56th Fighter Group restaurant.

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

AVIATION CENTER STAFF:
Title Name
Phone Number
Chief Flight Instructor Benjamin Struck
631-420-2524
Director of Maintenance Lawrence Lopez
631-420-2231
Assistant Director of Operations Jeannette Sinnott
631-420-2577
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor Mike Trzaska
631-420-2520
Lead Maintenance Technician Zhi Hua Shum
631-420-2525
Administrative Assistant Mike Karpinski
631-420-2036
Maintenance Technician Richard Burlew
631-420-2525
Maintenance Technician Kyle Ciolino
631-420-2525
Maintenance Technician Anthony Diorio
631-420-2525
Maintenance Technician Daniel Franco
631-420-2525
Maintenance Technician Arjune Madramoottoo
631-420-2525
Maintenance Technician Kevin Paterson
631-420-2525
Maintenance Assistant George Egan
631-420-2525
Maintenance Assistant Richard Estling
631-420-2525
Maintenance Assistant Tiffeny York
631-420-2525

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