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Pay By Tach and Save!

There are usually two time meters in the aircraft – tachometer and the Hobbs meter. The Hobbs meter is usually activated by either the engine oil pressure in single-engine airplanes or by a Master Switch in multi-engine aircraft. In either case, the Hobbs meter measures real time when the engine is running in human terms. It measures time in tenths of an hour. If you used the engine for 1 hour and 6 minutes, it will show it as 1.1 of an hour.

There’s also a Tachometer meter per each engine. It is activated only when the corresponding engine is started. The Tachometer measures the engine run time. Unlike in cars, it measure engine time in hours, not in miles. The intricacy of a Tachometer is that it is depends on the engine speed. The faster the engine is running, the faster the time the Tachometer is measuring. That means that at idle power, the tachometer is slower than the Hobbs meter. At cruise power setting it is very close to the real time measured by the Hobbs meter.

Why does it matter to you as a pilot? Most of flight schools charge you by Hobbs. That means that when  you are taxiing or sitting at idle power waiting for take-off, you are still charged by the Hobbs meter (real human time) even though you are not doing anything productive. In our company we charge by Tachometer. That means that on average you save between 0.2 to 0.3 hour (12 to 18 minutes) per flight. At current rates charged by other companies, that translates to about $50 per flight.

We realize that sometimes Republic airport can become as busy as JFK and wait times for take-off can approach 20 minutes. So why pay for that idle time? After all the engine doesn’t burn much fuel and you are not doing anything productive.

 Fly with us, pay by tach, and save!

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Welcome to Airborn Flight Services, the place for aviation enthusiasts. We are located at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, New York.

We hope you feel right at home among the like-minded people who were really born to fly. We all love flying, we can’t imagine our lives without the sky, so it is our goal to make it as safe, enjoyable, and affordable as possible. 

Even though we are a corporation, we are not here for the money, but to enable as many people to spread their wings as possible. Please feel free to browse the rest of the pages to learn what makes our approach to flying unique. You will see that our pricing policy resembles more that of a flying club. You will also see how our experienced instructors let you achieve your goals in much less time than in other schools. Upon completion of your training we still stand by you helping you acquire more confidence and experience.

What is the joy of flight if you can’t share it with someone? Join one of our fly-out trips to share the experience and build camaraderie. You can always find a flying buddy to share not only the joy of flight but also associated costs.

Flying is a life-long adventure. Start flying today and never stop! If you need more information, fill out the form below or call us at +1 718-440-0660.

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