5 MUST Knows About Sarasota Avionics

Sarasota Avionics has been serving the general aviation community for the past thirty years. The company was founded by Bert Van Kirk, Vince Veltri, and Kirk Fryar, on the principles of providing expert advice at a competitive price. By doing so, they’ve grown to become aviation’s panel mount installation leader. Headquartered on Florida’s sun coast at the Venice Municipal Airport, they are a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and a proud supporter of all things aviation! NAA-Tampa Bay students had the opportunity to visit the Venice location on Friday, November 29, 2017.

A maintenance project in the Sarasota Avionics hangar in Venice

Here are five MUST know facts about Sarasota Avionics:

    1. They have locations in 5 Florida cities: Lantana, Punta Gorda, Tampa, Sarasota and Venice.
    2. Their capabilities include:
      • ANNUALS
      • PAINT
      • GLASS
    3. They have a low-price guarantee to keep avionics prices the lowest in the industry.
    4. They maintain multiple FAA repair stations to provide customers with faster turn-around time and outstanding customer service. A full staff of FAA-certified technicians, pilots, flight instructors, as well as an expert team of sales consultants are dedicated to providing unparalleled avionics knowledge.
    5. They have recruited maintenance technicians directly from National Aviation Academy!

Whether you are looking for new equipment, a repair or the job of your dreams, learn more about Sarasota Avionics by visiting: http://sarasotaavionics.com. For more information about becoming an airframe and power plant or avionics technician call us at (800) 659-2080 (Tampa Bay campus) or (800) 292-3228 (New England campus).



New England Career Fair – November 2017

Did you know that over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036? Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled. NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified graduates and alumni in front of industry leaders to fulfill the growing needs in aviation. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the New England campus in Concord, MA. It was the largest Career Fair to date at this campus!

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NAA students speaking to a hiring representative

The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified candidates who are ready to embark on careers. Employers such as Delta, JetBlue, General Electric (GE), Bombardier and many more were onsite scouting students and conducting interviews in November.

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NAA students meeting with recruiters

Our next Career Fair will be hosted at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on Thursday, January 18. Stay tuned for more details!

5 Ways to Thank Veterans AFTER Veterans Day

David Mead, Senior Executive Vice President of Education and Operations, speaks to Veterans at the Tampa Bay campus on Veterans Day
Nate Mitchell, Instructor, speaking with Veterans at the Tampa Bay campus on Veterans Day

We loved the opportunity to salute our Veterans last week, and did so through various different initiatives. From speaker presentations, to on-campus snacks and a flag folding, it was a special day of thanks.

NAA Veterans folding the American flag on Veterans Day 2017
Veteran students folding the American flag on Veterans Day 2017


We also considered some important words from President John F. Kennedy this Veterans Day: “[a]s we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

In honor of this sentiment, here are 5 meaningful ways you can give thanks to Veterans any time of year:

  1. Show up!
    Find local events in your area and take part. From parades to speaking events, showing up matters. Your presence is an opportunity to connect with and show support for our military branches.
  2. Donate
    There are plenty of great local charities and organizations that support, service and show appreciation for our Veterans. Find one that is meaningful to you and give!
  3. Ask someone about their service
    This might seem simple… but showing interest is also impactful. Some questions to ask are: What did you do in the military? Why did you choose your branch? How long did you serve? What was your favorite moment while serving? Has anyone else in your family been in the military?
  4. Visit a VA Hospital
    Find out the rules and regulations of your nearest VA Hospital and see if you can make a visit! Spending the day with a patient or volunteering your time are ways you can give back directly.
  5. Don’t confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day
    These two days have very different significance for those who have served. In order to be respectful, take the time to know why! Memorial Day is to remember those who lost their lives while serving. Veterans Day is a time to thank those who have served or who are still serving. Confusing or compounding the two diminishes the importance of both.

Ways to thank our Veterans are limitless. What are some others that you can think of?