Long Island CFI

Rick Rein, Certified Flight Instructor


Hello, I’m Rick, a commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. After joining the Marine Corps at 18 I spent the first half of my professional career as a software engineer. In 2018 I quit my job to fly full time with an eye on instructing full time and haven’t looked back.

I believe very strongly in providing real world, common sense flight training and try to spread general aviation to those outside of our community.


Flight Instruction

I believe very strongly in providing high quality, individualized training. My goal is to prepare you for the real world, not to just pass the test.

Flight Reviews

As pilots we are required to fly with a CFI for a flight review at least every 2 years. This is a great time to brush up on your stick and rudder skills.

Drone Services

I am available for drone videography and editing. Part 107 Commercial Drone Certificate preparation is also available.

Ground Instruction

Ground instruction is an often overlooked part of flight training. From a single lesson to an entire ground course I’m happy to help.

Online Consultation

Don’t feel like getting out of your PJs? I am available for ground instruction online via Skype, Facetime, etc.

Expand Your Horizons

Expand your aviation horizons by gaining experience in mountain flying, the complex NY airspace, and the New York Class B Hudson SFRA.

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