Futures – Spring/Summer 2017

The Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Futures explores global trends in aviation maintenance. As the industry continues to grow, career opportunities are available in the United States and beyond. For instance, Adimil Martinez (the NAA alumnus on the issue’s cover) is currently working on VIP helicopters in Dubai. His story illustrates that with hard work and dedication, a world of opportunity can be yours.

Futures is now able to be viewed digitally. Our aim is to expand the reach of the publication, increasing awareness of the aviation maintenance field and the in-demand, high-paying careers that are available.

Articles from this issue include:

  • WHAT IS AN A&P?
  • A DREAM REALIZED: ADIMIL MARTINEZ SOARS IN DUBAI
  • HIGH WAGES & HANDS-ON WORK
  • A&P: AN ESSENTIAL FORCE
  • HOW TO TRANSITION FROM MILITARY TO MAINTENANCE
  • GLOBAL TRENDS IN AVIATION
  • INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: DOUG ORR
  • ADVANCED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
  • WON’T YOU BE MY WINGMAN

Read the magazine in its entirety below:

Aero Club of New England Scholarship Winners

Aero Club of New England (ACONE), in an effort to assist and promote professional aviation careers, started its scholarship program in 1984 and has awarded scholarships to men and women since 1987, totaling more than $459,000.

Two of ACONE’s 2017 scholarships have been presented to NAA—New England students Daniel Clinton and Hector Diaz. Scholarship winners were chosen based on the merit and performance of individuals who completed a six-part application process and are actively pursuing professional aviation maintenance careers. It is a distinct honor that NAA students were included as recipients.

Congratulations, Daniel and Hector!

Tampa Bay Graduation – May 18, 2017

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 2/16 AMT and 10/16 AMP on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician and Advanced Aircraft Systems programs.

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Graduates from these classes have already secured employment with industry leaders such as Boeing Defense, Cape Air, Stambaugh Aviation, Gulfstream, Envoy, Norfolk Rail, Piedmont, PSA Airlines, Sarasota Avionics and SkyWest Airlines, some even before walking at graduation!

Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Paul Verdin was awarded Top Tech-AMT and Charles Hukalowicz was named Top Tech-AMP. Congratulations, graduates, and good luck in your exceedingly bright futures!