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Aviation4us offers quality instruction to anyone who wants to attain their Private 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.

Summer session begins July 10, 2023

  • Brooklyn - 127 Pennsylvania avenue. Brooklyn NY 11208. First ever NYPD Community Center.
Spring 2024

Classes -
  • Classes will meet once a week for 9 weeks (9 class sessions).
  • Brooklyn - Mondays
  • Classes will begin April 8, 2024, and will tentatively conclude the week of June 3rd 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 Pilot's certificate
  • FAA Certified Advanced Ground School Instrument Instructor (AGII)
  • Remote Pilots Certificate
  • Airplane Owner