Benefit from our years of experiance

Harborside Aviation is a professional flight school that offers unparallel service. Our training facilities have a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and are state-of-the-art. Flight training is done in new Skyhawk aircraft with professional FAA Certified Instructors. Plus we offer an interactive, computer based curriculum - an industry exclusive.

Minimum Requirements
You must be at least 16 years of age to solo and 17 years old to receive your Private Pilot Rating. You must be able to speak, read and understand English. A FAA Medical exam is required before solo and a pre-solo written must be taken also. There is a minimum of 40 hours flight time (combined dual and solo) including at least: 20 hours of dual flight instruction, including at least: 3 hours cross country flight (more than 50 miles away) 3 hours night instruction 3 hours in preparaton for the flight test 10 hours solo flight time, including at least: 5 hours of solo cross country 3 solo takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower Some required and appropriate ground instruction A "Knowledge Test" must be taken before you can take the flight test. We also have a FAA designated flight examiner and a FAA  medical examiner right here in our building.

Not a US citizen?
Apply online at There help line number is 571-227-4544. They will tell you what you need to do before your start your training.

Pleasure or Business?
Imagine traveling twice as fast as you can drive. Imagine taking friends and family on trips. Skiing. Surfing. Golfing. Shopping. Imagine making impossible business appointments in cities far away and still making it home at night.

Imagine taking off after work for a bite of the world's best Mexican food. In that quaint little diner. Two states away. Imagine just exploring the wild blue yonder.

Now, stop imagining. Get in touch with your inner pilot. Fly and be free. Call us. Schedule your Discovery Flight today. We'll hook you up with a friendly, expert flight instructor, the CBI Materials you'll need, and a fun, reliable Cessna aircraft. You will learn comfortable, on your own terms, on a schedule that fits your own. Imagine that.

What Aircraft will I fly?
Your classroom will be the Cessna Skyhawk. It's a joy to fly – in fact, it's the most popular airplane ever made. You'll have several at your flight school for rental during, and after, your training.

The Skyhawk will comfortably carry two adults and their luggage at a pulse-quickening 140 mph, thanks to a 180-hp engine, and it can fly for 800 miles without stopping. It's 27 feet long, more than 8 feet tall, weighs 2,450 pounds fully loaded, and has a wingspan of 36 feet.

On the inside, the Skyhawk offers a 360-degree view out of its tinted windows. A quiet, sound-proof cabin. And a full complement of communication and navigation radios that allows a properly trained pilot to fly trips in nearly all kinds of weather, at any time of day.

Training Overview
Your training comprises two parts – flight training and ground school.

During your ground school, you'll learn bits of "book knowledge" you'll need to be a proficient pilot. You have several options for ground training, but the goal is to successfully complete your aviation Knowledge Test and have a basic understanding of your aircraft and the airspace. etc.

Flight training takes place in the airplane. You'll learn the skills and gain experience to safely operate an airplane on your own – and pass your check ride.

How to Start
Getting started on your flying adventure is easy. Contact us, schedule your discovery flight today. We understand pilots, and what it takes to be a pilot, like no one else.
Rest assured. We'll walk you through the program step-by-step, from you discovery flight to your license. At our school you'll know exactly what you are spending and why.

Start you adventure - here's a sample of what awaits you:

  ºA safe. friendly, comfortable, dynamic atmosphere in which to learn.
  ºA knowledgeable flight instructor to mentor you and accommodate your requirements.
  ºTraining in new and dependable Cessna aircraft.
  ºA Computer-Based Instruction program that makes becoming a pilot easier than ever.

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