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Aviation4us offers quality instruction to anyone who wants to attain their Private, instrument or Commercial Pilots Certificate. this can be obtained through flight instruction at Republic airport with a Certified Flight Instructor.

Aviate4u inc. is a not-for-profit organization that aims to support and develop bright and determined youth by offering high-quality aviation fundamentals, as well as basic ground school instruction (127 Pennsylvania avenue) that exposes NYC young people to life changing experiences that improve their academic engagement, grow and strengthen their character, and prepare them for a future in the aviation industry at no cost.

Aviate4u envisions empowered and successful young aviators who are resilient, confident and committed to their community and broadening their life experiences.

Winter session begins January 22, 2024

  • Brooklyn - 127 Pennsylvania avenue. Brooklyn NY 11208. First ever NYPD Community Center.

Classes -
  • Classes will meet once a week for 9 weeks (9 class sessions).
  • Brooklyn - Mondays (ages 17-19) & Wednesdays (ages 14-16)
  • Classes will begin Jan 22, 2024, and will tentatively conclude the week of March 18th, AGES OF YOUNG AVIATIORS WILL BE 14 -19

Winston M. Faison Sr. As a young African American male born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, I knew early in life my passion was to serve my community. After receiving my bachelor's degree, I chose to pursue a career in teaching. After working for the Board of Education for three years, I decided to change career paths and join the New York Police Department. I am currently a 21-year veteran of the NYPD. I focused my energy to be in a position to implement positive changes that will benefit the City of New York. I rose through the ranks of the Police Department, currently at the rank of Inspector, prior Commanding Officer of the 61st precinct, 81st precinct, Youth Strategies Division within the Community Affairs Bureau and currently the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Aviation Unit. I believe Opportunities and experiences should be available to all. Aviation4us will offer young men and women an opportunity to expand their horizon by exposing them to the field of aviation.


Winston M. Faison
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Commercial Instrument rated Airplane & Helicopter Pilot's certificate
  • FAA Certified Advance Ground School Instructor (AGI)
  • FAA Certified Advanced Ground School Instrument Instructor (AGII)
  • Remote Pilots Certificate
  • Airplane Owner


Donation Amount

Winston M. Faison

Chief Executive Officer

FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Commercial Instrument Airplane & Helicopter Pilot's Certificate, Advanced Ground School Instrument Instructor

Keoma Boone


Providing support for the team and vital to the smooth-running of the operation.

WEEK # 1

16:30 - 18:00
Location: Multi-Purpose Room 3rd floor

The first week we will do an introduction to the Aviation, discuss rules and regulations, complete registration forms, answer any questions and begin our first Aviation lesson - FAA Rules and Regulations

Week # 2

16:30 - 18:00
Aircraft Systems
Location: Classroom

This week we will learn the parts of an airplane, flight controls, the three axis of rotations, and the 4 aerodynamic forces.

Week # 3

16:30 - 18:00
Theories of lift
Location: Classroom

Discuss Bernoulli's Principle and Newtons third law, Stalls, Wake turbulence, ground effect, and left turn tendencies.

WEEK # 4

16:30 - 18:00
Flight Instruments (Pitot static)
Location: Classroom

We will go over the Pitot Static system, V-Speeds, Different measures of speed, Different measures of altitude ,standard pressure and temperature and how it effect performance.

WEEK # 5

16:30 - 18:00
Flight Instruments (GYRO INSTRUMENTS)
Location: Classroom

We will discuss the Gyro-system and how it work our instruments. We will discuss what is Gyro precession, different headings, coordinated turns, standard rate turns, and how to read and interpret each instrument.

WEEK # 6

16:30 - 18:00
Airspace and Aviation Charts
Location: Calssroom

we will learn about each airspace, why do we have different airspaces, what are in each and who may enter. We will also understand how to read an aviation chart and what symbols and colors mean.

WEEK # 7

16:30 - 18:00
Airport Operations and Traffic Patterns
Location: Classroom

We will learn Airport operations, airport signage, how to get in and out of controlled and non controlled airports.

WEEK # 8

16:30 - 18:00
Location: Classroom

We will learn how to communicate Air Traffic Control correctly, lost procedures, emergency procedures and emergency squawk codes.

WEEK # 9

16:30 - 18:00
Weather / Weight & Balance
Location: Classroom

We will discuss the significance of weather, how to read and interpret a METAR, and the safety importance of weather. We will also discuss weight and balance and how to correctly load your aircraft.

AVIATION CEREMONY Date to be determined


At the end of the course we will celebrate our Young Aviators with a ceremony. Each Young Aviator will receive a certificate, certifying their 13.5 hours of ground schooling.

Thank you for your interest in the Aviation4us virtual drone course. The Aviation4us Drone course is scheduled to begin June 20, 2023. The course will meet twice weekly for 5 weeks for 1.5 hours. The Aviation4us Drone course is priced $30.00 dollars a session for 10 sessions for a total price of $300.00 dollars. The course will get you prepared to take the FAA part, 107 Drone Certificate knowledge exam.

Payment: We will send an invoice via your email.  Payment is required prior to the first session.


  • 597 Warwick St, Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Former Council member Alicka A. Samuels

Mayor Eric L. Adams

Former Council member Robert E. Cornegy

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries