Aviation Operations

  • Air Force pilot stands in the cockpit of her aircraft.

    Barry Tech | Engineering Technologies | Aviation Operations in Long Island

  • About This Course

    This course will prepare students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Written Exam while also providing aircraft flight training that can be credited toward a Private Pilot License. Some students choose to supplement their flight training with private lessons enabling them to complete their first solo flight and possibly earn their Private Pilot License while still in high school. This course is also ideal for those students considering the pursuit of non-flying aviation careers as well. The classroom is actually a teacher-directed computer lab with each student having his or her own classroom computer with internet access and advanced aviation training software. In addition to the individual computer stations, the classroom is also equipped with a full motion flight simulator with a moving computer-generated panoramic visual display. The simulator is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. During student flight training, environmentally friendly aviation industry practices will be reinforced such as following published noise abatement procedures during all phases of flight when possible. Additional environmentally safe practices include the use of high tech fuel strainers during the aircraft preflight inspection. The fuel strainers enable fuel samples to be recycled to prevent harm to Long Island’s environment. Aircraft flight training will be conducted at Republic Airport.


  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Location: Barry Tech


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  • Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days and internships.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814

    GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814