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Tom Fischer

I am a second generation flight instructor. My father gave me my first flight lesson when I was 12 years old. l will never forget the advice he gave to me during that lesson as it is advice I have now passed on to all of my students: “small changes, small mistakes”. I have always prided myself on having a very strong work ethic. It all started on my tenth birthday when I received a hammer from my father so I could help build an addition on our house. This addition was only the beginning. When other kids my age were sleeping in, I was working alongside my father. It was this work ethic which empowered me to work seven days a week to finance my flight training, often flying early in the morning before work. I demonstrate the same dedication to my students. In the spirit of the age old philosophical question, “How do you know you exist?” My response is “I teach, therefore I am”.


Jodi Fischer

I have always been an extremely determined and motivated individual with a great amount of belief in myself. When I was nine years old, I climbed Mt. Katahdin located at the end of the Appalachian Trail with an elevation of 5,267 feet.  I canoed over 100 miles in seven days on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway from Maine to Canada, and this included Chase Rapids with a rating of a class II+.  But none of these physical challenges compares to that of motherhood and the joy I have of raising our son, Zachary.  As a mom, I am enthralled with watching him learn and grow. I bring this same enthusiasm to our flight school, and I look forward to supporting each of you as you earn your wings.

Tomoharu Nishino

My first flight in a GA aircraft was up over the wilderness of Alaska. I was flying up to a tiny town above the arctic circle, and the pilot who took me there in a Cessna twin let me sit right seat. Flying (relatively) low and slow, the view of the vast expanses of Alaska from the cockpit was incredible, and the sense of freedom was exhilarating. That’s when I decided I had to learn to fly. We pilots of “little” airplanes get to experience the world in a way quite unlike any other.

I’m a recovering academic.  I taught at the university level for 10 years.  So learning and teaching is in my blood. One of the great things about flying is that, whether you intend to pursue it as a career or simply as a lifelong avocation, there is always something new to learn, something new to master, new ratings to pursue, new airplanes to fly, new places to go. It’s a constant challenge, and never gets boring.  It’s a lifelong pursuit,  a lifetime of learning.  As an instructor, nothing gives me more pleasure than to share my passion for flying and see my students succeed.

Tom was my instructor.  He taught me how to fly, and took me through the subsequent Instrument and Commercial ratings. I know first hand how hard he works for his students. So, I jumped at the opportunity when he asked me to come teach for his school.  We want all of our students to become skilled, knowledgeable, and above all, safe pilots.  That is our goal, and we work hard to make sure each of our students gets there.  Whatever your goals are–a private pilot or a career in aviation–we will work hard with you to make them a reality.  And we will have a lot of fun along the way.

Felix Khazin

I took my first flight in April of 2000. I was in my 3rd year at Polytechnic University, and the school had a campus right near Republic Airport on Long Island. I remember there was a big sign “Fly an airplane, only $99!”. I couldn’t resist that offer, and I’m glad that I didn’t. That one flight got me hooked. I’ve been flying ever since, and enjoying ever moment of it. In addition to being a flight instructor I’m also a software engineer. I developed various aviation related applications for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.


Fischer Aviation, Inc.
165 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield New Jersey 07004


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