New England Students Eligible for Transit Assistance

NAA-New England students between the ages of 19-25 are now eligible for a Youth Pass from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). This product is designed to help provide affordable transit access for young people. In order to qualify, you must:

• Be enrolled at NAA
• Be born after November 1, 1991
• If you were born after November 1, 1991 but before November 1, 1998, you must also show that you are enrolled at NAA. A Proof of Enrollment Letter can be provided by NAA’s education services department to attach to your application.
• Live in a participating city or town (Currently Boston, Chelsea, Malden, or Somerville)

The Youth Pass is a card which holders can use at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or Retail Sales Terminals to purchase a reduced price LinkPass for $30 a month. Holders can also add stored value onto the card and ride the MBTA bus and subway system at the reduced fare rate. The Youth Pass does not provide a reduced fare for the Commuter Rail.

The Youth Pass card is distributed through municipal and community partners. In order to join the Youth Pass program, once a year young people will have to fill out an application and bring it along with required documentation to their city for verification. All Youth Pass cards expire on November 1st and require re-enrollment.

A&P Tool Guide Written by NAA Student Joe Filippazzo

Instructor Chris Burchell has recently been heard praising a certain NAA student. According to Burchell, 6th Term student Joe Filippazzo is a skilled future A&P mechanic… he is also a gifted writer. Tired of a lack of comprehensive information in a single place, Filippazzo began researching the tools commonly used in aviation maintenance. He has since finished writing his own Basic A&P Tool Guide.

Burchell read the guide and immediately knew it was something special. Though not meant to be taken as rule, it is a detailed overview of tool types and common brands. The guide also succeeds in sharing a student perspective in an interesting and engaging way.

Filippazzo went above and beyond student expectations in creating his tool guide. Drawing on techniques learned in classroom, personal experience and industry reputations, he was able to create reference material that is beneficial to anyone interested in aviation maintenance.

Students grow tremendously in the time they are on campus. NAA’s accelerated curriculum ensures that they master all that is required, in the shortest amount of time possible, to begin their careers in aviation. Learning begins on day one and doesn’t stop at graduation. Special thanks to Joe Filippazzo for your time, talent and letting us learn from you!

Click on the link below to access the tool guide:
Basic A&P Tool Guide by Joe Filippazzo

Regional Inspection Authorization Event Hosted at NAA

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a regional Inspection Authorization (IA) recertification event on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Aviation maintenance technicians are eligible for IA certification after holding A&P certification for three years. Every two years IA is subject to renewal. Eight Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors, including NAA’s principle maintenance inspector, were onsite to provide upwards of 100 A&Ps with IA recertification.

It was a pleasure to welcome A&P mechanics and industry partners on campus as we work to build a more robust aviation community in the Tampa Bay Area and beyond.