Welcome to Air Fleet Training Systems

New York & New Jersey’s Finest Flight School

Welcome to Air Fleet Training Systems
New York & New Jersey’s Finest Flight School

Welcome to

Air Fleet

Training Systems

New York & New Jersey’s
Finest Flight School

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Learn to Fly!


Air Fleet Training Systems is the top Northeast USA flight school located in Fairfield, NJ. Our flight training programs are individually tailored for students interested in attaining their pilot’s license for leisure flying and for those becoming professional career pilots. Our dedicated instructors have a great deal of experience in the air, so you can be confident you’re getting the education you deserve. Our flight school is home to the only certified Cessna Pilot Center in the area, which means we are operating by the highest standards set by the manufacturer. Our students also benefit from the state-of-the-art Red Bird FMX flight simulator, which provides with invaluable skills and experience in all unexpected situations and weather conditions. Feel free to call us at (973) 575-8220 or email us at info@AirFleetTraining.com today!

Flight Training:

  • FAA Part 141 Approved Flight School
  • Certified Cessna Pilot Center
  • Thorough Private, Instrument and Commercial Training
  • Advanced Professional Ratings: CFI, ATP & Multi Engine
  • Full Motion State of the Art Redbird FMX Flight Sim

Aircraft Rental:

  • State of the Art Modern Aircraft w/ Latest Avionics
  • Schedule whenever you want, with 24/7 access
  • Versatile aircraft types to meet every demand.
  • Convenience of overnight rentals.
  • In-house maintenance to ensure utmost safety.

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FLIGHT TRAINING

FLIGHT TRAINING

Flight Training with Air Fleet Training Systems

At Air Fleet Training Systems in Fairfield, NJ, we tailor our programs to fit your needs. From a discovery flight, which introduces you to flying, to our most advanced ATP course, you’ll find that we provide customized pilot training. New York flying enthusiasts love having a state-of-the-art facility a short drive from home.

Air Fleet Training System is home to the only Cessna-certified trainers in the area, meaning you learn from the experts. With the Cessna Part 141 program, each lesson will build on the previous one, and you’ll progressively become a more mature pilot with each hour logged.

“An additional advantage to Cessna’s flight training is that Cessna Pilot Center students earn their wings about 30 percent faster than the national average. We’ll get you where you want to go faster and safer than any other flight instruction programs out there.” – Cessna Aircraft Company

Private Pilot Course:

  • First pilot’s license, can carry passengers, can operate day and night. Used for recreational, personal or business travel.

Instrument Rating (IFR) Course:

  • Allows flights to be conducted in clouds and other “non-visual” conditions, substantially increases safety and precision of flight operations.

Commercial Course:

  • Can conduct flight operations “for hire.” More advanced maneuvers to develop more accuracy and control of the aircraft.

Certified Flight Instructor Courses (CFI, CFII, CMEI):

  • Allows individual to instruct other students in flight operations.

Airline Transport Pilot Course:

  • Allows individual to perform pilot-in-command duties for commercial airlines and other transport operations.

Professional Pilot Program:

  • An Air Fleet Training Systems program that is designed to take you from zero time to commercial pilot!

Complex & High Performance Ratings:

  • Allows you to operate an aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant speed propeller. Allows you to operate an aircraft with high powered engines (200hp+).

Flight Review/Instrument Proficiency Check:

  • Needed every two years to ensure currency of pilots FAA required minimum of one hour of ground instruction and one hour of flight time.
  • Needed for Instrument-Rated pilots if their 6-month or 12-month currency has expired.

Flight Training with Air Fleet Training Systems

At Air Fleet Training Systems in Fairfield, NJ, we tailor our programs to fit your needs. From a discovery flight, which introduces you to flying, to our most advanced ATP course, you’ll find that we provide customized pilot training. New York flying enthusiasts love having a state-of-the-art facility a short drive from home.

Air Fleet Training System is home to the only Cessna-certified trainers in the area, meaning you learn from the experts. With the Cessna Part 141 program, each lesson will build on the previous one, and you’ll progressively become a more mature pilot with each hour logged.

“An additional advantage to Cessna’s flight training is that Cessna Pilot Center students earn their wings about 30 percent faster than the national average. We’ll get you where you want to go faster and safer than any other flight instruction programs out there.” – Cessna Aircraft Company

Air Fleet Training Systems Offers The Following:

  • Private Pilot Course
  • Instrument Rating (IFR) Course
  • Commercial Course
  • Certified Flight Instructor Courses (CFI, CFII, CFMEI)
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
  • Professional Pilot Program
  • Complex Rating
  • High Performance Rating
  • Flight Review (Every 2yrs)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (6mo, 12mo if expired)


Giftcards

GIFT CARDS

“There is no better gift than to let a
loved one experience the miracle of flying!”


Looking for the perfect gift? Get your loved one something they will never forget! Air Fleet Training Systems now offers flight training gift cards for your beloved aviator, a gift that will most certainly not be thrown into the back of a closet or left on a shelf to collect dust. Air Fleet Training Systems offers two distinct types of gift card packages:

  • Introductory Flight Training Gift Cards – $245 – This two hour experience includes one hour of flying in our modern Cessna-172 airplane, a ground lesson, introduction to full-motion RedBird Flight Simulator flying and the pilot log book with your training endorsed – a great start to earn your own wings.
  • General Flight Training Gift Cards – Any Value – These general flight training gift cards can have any value and can be used toward aircraft rental rates and flight instruction.

Interested in learning more? Contact Air Fleet Training Systems today by clicking the button below!

OUR AIRPLANES

OUR AIRPLANES

As an Authorized Cessna Pilot Center we hand pick our newest fleet to meet the demands of our pilots. With a diverse fleet, we can meet any pilot’s airplane rental needs. Our aircraft are available to you 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at competitive rates. This great availability allows you to plan your trip without having to worry about aircraft rental. New York and New Jersey pilots appreciate our central location in Fairfield, NJ, as well as the following special features:

  • In-House Maintenance
  • Convenient Online Scheduling
  • Extended/Overnight Rentals Available
  • Instructor Fly-Along Options
  • Various Headsets Available For Rent
  • Personal Lockers Available For Rent

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172(P Model)
172(P-R-SP)Models
172(SP Model)
172(SP G1000)
182(G1000)
PiperArrow
PiperTwin
RedBird
As an Authorized Cessna Pilot Center we hand pick our newest fleet to meet the demands of our pilots. With a diverse fleet, we can meet any pilot’s airplane rental needs. Our aircraft are available to you 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at competitive rates. This great availability allows you to plan your trip without having to worry about aircraft rental. New York and New Jersey pilots appreciate our central location in Fairfield, NJ, as well as the following special features:

  • In-House Maintenance
  • Convenient Online Scheduling
  • Extended/Overnight Rentals Available
  • Instructor Fly-Along Options
  • Various Headsets Available For Rent
  • Personal Lockers Available For Rent

172(R Model)
172(P Model)
172(P-R-SP)Models
172(SP Model)
172(SP G1000)
182(G1000)
PiperArrow
PiperTwin
RedBird
As an Authorized Cessna Pilot Center we hand pick our newest fleet to meet the demands of our pilots. With a diverse fleet, we can meet any pilot’s airplane rental needs. Our aircraft are available to you 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at competitive rates. This great availability allows you to plan your trip without having to worry about aircraft rental. New York and New Jersey pilots appreciate our central location in Fairfield, NJ, as well as the following special features:

  • In-House Maintenance
  • Convenient Online Scheduling
  • Extended/Overnight Rentals Available
  • Instructor Fly-Along Options
  • Various Headsets Available For Rent
  • Personal Lockers Available For Rent

Aircraft Available For Rent:

  • Cessna C172R
  • Cessna C172P
  • Cessna C172SP
  • Cessna C172SP G1000
  • Cessna C182T
  • Piper Arrow IV
  • Piper Twin Comanche
  • Redbird FMX

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

How and where can I get a student pilot certificate?

An aviation medical examiner (AME) typically gives you a student pilot certificate to fill out as part of the third class medical exam. Your flight instructor will likely refer you to a local AME, or you can find an examiner online using AOPA’s database of AME’s searchable by city and state. A student pilot certificate is valid for 24 calendar months and a third class medical could be valid for up to 36 months, depending on your age at the time of your AME visit. If your student pilot certificate expires first, you can get a new one from a designated pilot examiner (DPE) or your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).

For how long is a student pilot certificate valid?

A student pilot certificate is valid for 24 calendar months.

What are the vision, hearing, and general medical health requirements?

Your vision must be at least 20/40 for near and distant vision with or without corrective lenses, and you must be able to perceive those colors necessary for the safe pilot performance. For general health and medical related questions, refer to AOPA’s medical subject reports prior to visiting your AME.

How much does it cost to learn to fly and get a pilot certificate?

There are a lot of variables that affect the cost of learning to fly, including the frequency of flight lessons, weather conditions, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, and individual aptitude.

How long does it take to learn to fly and get a pilot certificate?

The same variables that affect the cost of learning to fly will affect the time it takes to earn your certificate. The FAA has established the minimum number of flight hours needed to obtain a certificate. Under Part 61 of the federal aviation regulations, the minimums are 20 hours for a sport pilot certificate, 30 hours for a recreational certificate, and 40 hours for a private pilot certificate. Some schools operate under an alternate regulation, Part 141, which provides more FAA oversight, more rigid schedules, and more paperwork. The added requirements allow them to reduce the minimum hours of private pilot training to 35 hours. However, many schools believe that a true average flight training time for a private pilot is between 50 hours and 60 hours, whether the school operates under Part 61 or Part 141 schools. Others believe that 68 to 70 hours is the more likely average. These flight hours can be spread over a time span of several months to a year or more.

What are the differences between a Part 61 and a Part 141 flight school?

Part 141 schools have more FAA oversight, more rigid schedules, and more paperwork. For the added requirements, they are allowed to reduce the minimum required hours of private pilot training to 35 hours, rather than the 40-hour minimum required when training at a Part 61 flight school. The Part 61 school, on the other hand, is able to be more flexible with training schedules, and has the ability to tailor the curriculum to meet individual students’ training needs. Either school must train you to pass the very same practical test.

Some flight schools have aircraft with “glass cockpits” and others do not. Are there any advantages of training in either aircraft?

A controversial subject at times, there is no doubt that modern technology has inundated the general aviation cockpit, including training aircraft. The choice is ultimately yours, but some things to consider will be the cost of training in the “glass cockpit” versus conventionally equipped aircraft. Additionally, your future ambitions might involve or require extensive use of glass-cockpit aircraft. In either case, train in an aircraft that best suits your present and future needs and interests.

ABOUT AIR FLEET

ABOUT AIR FLEET

The Premiere Aviation School in
New York & New Jersey


OUR MISSION: We build trust and teamwork to professionally provide aviation training for individuals from all around the world through sharing the inspiration supported by our continuous improvement.

OUR VISION is to create a globally known high-quality pilot training company that unites highly skilled professionals with great aviation enthusiasm.


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If you’re looking for an aviation school in New York, Air Fleet Training Systems is just down the road. In fact, Air Fleet Training Systems is the only Cessna Pilot Center within easy public transportation reach of New York City. Our facility in Fairfield, NJ, is the perfect option for any New York or New Jersey resident looking to get his private pilot’s license. We’re known for our state-of-the-art flight simulators and aviation training devices as well as our experienced instructors.

At Air Fleet Training Systems, we strive to build trust and teamwork while providing professional aviation training for individuals from all around the world. Our vision is to create a globally known high-quality pilot training company that unites highly skilled professionals with great aviation enthusiasm. We have been training pilots since 1991. We own the youngest aircraft fleet in the US Northeast and all planes are serviced in our in-house maintenance department.

Our facility has a reputation for greatness including the following certifications:

  • Part 61 and Part 141 Approved Flight Training Facility
  • FAA Approved Flight Training Facility
  • SEVIS Approved Flight School Issues M-1 Visas
  • Flight School Association of North America Member
  • Cessna Certified Trainers
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Member

If you’re looking to earn your pilot’s license, don’t settle for an aviation school in New York. Air Fleet Training Systems is the premier flight training facility in the region. Contact us today to learn more about the most reliable flight school at Essex County Airport.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

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If you’ve always dreamt of flying, Air Fleet Training Systems can help you reach your goals. Our local flight school is the premier training resource for pilots in New York and New Jersey, offering flight training, flight lessons, aircraft rentals and flight simulation. We are located at the Essex County / Caldwell Airport, 35 Wright Way, in Fairfield, NJ, for your convenience. A short drive from major cities, like New York, we provide in-depth, hands-on training close to home. We are open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Don’t put off your dreams any longer. Call Air Fleet Training Systems at 973-575-8220 or email info@airfleettraining.com to start flying!

Air Fleet Training Systems
35 Wright Way
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Tel: (973) 575-8220
Email: info@AirFleetTraining.com

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