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Scott Dyer, Instrument Flight Instructor

Scott is an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)  in single engine aircraft with over 5,000 hours of flying experience. He is active in giving instruction at primary and advanced levels, including instrument flight.  He specializes in working with clients to sharpen their long distance cross country flying skills (domestic and international), in their own aircraft with electronic or traditional analog flight instrumentation, and to gain enhanced understanding of the respective roles of the pilot in command and air traffic control in radar and non-radar environments.  Scott is based at Westchester County Airport (KHPN) located in White Plains, NY and can arrange to travel throughout the Northeast for instruction at the client's home airport.


With over 5,000 hours of flight experience over three decades, Scott has extensive experience ranging from flying into major Class B air carrier airports as well as small non-towered rural fields.  His cross country experience includes flights into Canada, the Bahamas, the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West.  Aircraft experience includes simple fixed landing gear to high-performance and complex piston airplanes.  He has instructed at a local flight school where he provided primary and advanced instruction in school aircraft.  He serves the general aviation pilot community at Westchester County Airport as a Board member and the primary air traffic control liaison for the Westchester Aviation Association.


Scott holds the following FAA certificates and ratings:

  • Flight Instructor, Single Engine

  • Flight Instructor, Instrument

  • Multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot

  • Commercial single-engine land

  • Commercial single-engine sea

  • Instrument Airplane


Scott specializes in equipping pilots with knowledge and experience well beyond the FAA minimums required for the private pilot certificate and instrument ratings, so they can confidently and safely use their aircraft for cross country travel and get the most out of their installed equipment.  This requires practical experience with long-distance weather, aircraft performance, air traffic control procedures at busy terminals as well as in rural areas, risk assessment and human performance limitations.  Sometimes that means making a "no-go" decision, and always in the air that means constantly evaluating how the flight is progressing and what lies ahead. This instruction takes place both on the ground and in real-world flight.  He is equally at home using analog and electronic flight instrumentation and avionics.  Scott works with clients both with and without instrument ratings.  He also provides flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks for clients.


Flying with Scott

Smitten with the aviation bug since the early days of NASA, Scott started flying nearly 35 years ago and has gone on to enjoy general aviation in many forms. He has trained in large piston aircraft, including the B-25 WWII bomber and the Martin 404 airliner from the '50s and '60s. For fun he flies seaplanes and airplanes fitted with skis for winter flying. He has piloted family trips through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Arizona and has over 125 trips flown in all seasons as a volunteer pilot for organizations such as Angel Flight NE transporting medical patients and their families. He has used his aircraft for business flights to destinations throughout the Eastern United States as well as into Canada and the Caribbean. He never ceases to find joy in the views and satisfaction that general aviation brings to him, and in working with clients who are dedicated to becoming better pilots. Scott is married with two grown children, and had 35 years of experience as a lawyer with a major United States law firm based in New York City before his retirement.

Flying With Scott


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Scott is based at Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, and can arrange to travel throughout the Northeast for instruction at the client's home airport.

Scott Dyer is a flight instructor who works with VFR and IFR pilots. He is based at Westchester County Airport in White Plains New York (HPN) and is willing to travel to work with you. He works throughout the Northeast, including the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Danbury, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Teterboro Airport, Caldwell Airport, Dutchess County Airport, Massachusetts, and other regions. Scott Dyer is an IFR flight instructor who works with analog and G1000 systems (technologically advanced airplanes). Scott Dyer is a cross-country flight instructor, who provides both advanced and basic instruction. Based out of HPN in Westchester New York, he serves New York City (NYC) pilots as well as pilots throughout the northeast. Scott flies a Cessna, and provides mentorship for pilots as well as flight instruction. Scott creates instructional videos about IFR topics such as RNAV, GPS navigation, WAAS, flying the hudson river corridor, and much more. He is available to work at Danbury, Dutchess County, White Plains (HPN), Teterboro, Caldwell, and many other airports in the New York Metropolitan area, as well as the Northeast region. Scott has extensive experience flying IFR (instrument flight) throughout the Northeast and into many airports, both rural and major commercial hubs. 

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