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Best View of the City for $200 New York 2010 - Century Air flight school

Century Air flight school

Century Air flight school

Essex County Airport

Tuckerton, NJ 08087


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There's nothing like watching the city from the air, but going up in a helicopter can set you back hundreds of dollars for just a few moments' glimpse. A much better option is to treat yourself (or someone you really love) to a gift certificate from Century Air flight school in New Jersey. Century is a renowned school for pilots and takes training seriously. The $200 hour-long flight is more than worth it. Leaving from Essex County Airport in New Jersey, you'll fly over Newark's runways and circle around the Statue of Liberty, with police, news, and tourist helicopters fluttering just below you. Cruising in a four-seat Cessna at 1,500 feet is a totally different sensation from flying commercially in a jet. There's also nothing like crossing the George Washington Bridge at the same elevation that Sully did. It's not a cheap date, but, for far less than the price of a chopper ride, you'll see the city for much longer, learn a little about how to fly a plane, and—if you're lucky—get to take the controls for a moment.

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I flew these guy for 4 months.  They are the worst flight school in the Northeast.  Richard Greene is more interested in the size of your wallet that teaching you to fly.  Went to a friend of my primary instructor (he did not like working for them any better than I did) and got my Private, Commercial certificates, an Instrument Rating. 


There are three other flight schools on the airport.  My recommendation is Fischer, who I still use to maintain my currency.


Neil Rosoff