The Dowling College School of Aviation in Oakdale, N.Y., has expanded its flight training opportunities to include Part 141 flight instruction certificate program for professional pilots.
Dowling has partnered with Heritage Flight Academy (HFA) at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma to provide flight training.
“Dowling continues to enhance its flight instruction programs with strategic partnerships to increase opportunities for students enrolled in our 43-year young aviation program,” said Daly. “Offering Part 141 will enable international students enrolled in the aviation program to also pursue their pilot’s certificate,” said Tom Daly, Dowling College School of Aviation director of academic and flight training programs. “As a former student of the HFA flight instructor renewal course, I was very impressed with HFA’s facility, the flight training equipment, and their professional approach to training.”
Part 141 is a more structured training environment and, under federal guidelines, international students may only enroll in Part 141. Dowling College also offers the Part 61 certificate program at its Brookhaven Campus.
In April, Dowling College re-established its relationship with Mid-Island Air Service to offer students first-hand experience on a greater variety of aircraft. Students who are interested in pursuing flight training not only gain valuable knowledge from Dowling’s management and technology majors, but they also gain in-depth flight related knowledge from progressively advancing courses outlined in Dowling’s Professional Pilot and Executive Pilot minors, according to school officials. Flight students complement their talents by taking theory from the classroom into aircraft operated right outside the door of the Dowling College airport campus at Brookhaven.
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college serving more than 6,000 students at three Long Island campuses: Rudolph-Oakdale Campus, located on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, N.Y.; the Brookhaven Campus and aviation facility, located on 105 acres adjacent to Brookhaven Airport in eastern Long Island; and the Melville Center, located in the heart of the Melville business district. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in several disciplines through four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education.