Students from Tampa Bay’s 9th Term class have continued to tour a variety of aviation related job-sites – most recently Allegiant Air. The field visits have offered insight into the different sectors of aviation and have given soon-to-be graduates a glimpse at the careers that they are about to embark upon.
The Tampa Bay Times has reported that Allegiant carries about 95 percent of the passenger traffic at the St. Pete-Clearwater airport, which reported a record 1.6 million passengers in 2015. Students were able to view the busy maintenance facility, as well as gain a greater understanding of the low-cost carrier and its expanding routes.
Tampa Bay’s Student Council held its most recent meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3PM. New and continuing business was discussed, including upgrades to computers, hangar renovations and the ongoing project of revising hangar manuals.
Additionally, an initiative is underway to benefit the Student Council scholarship fund. Two Daytona 500 tickets are being raffled with proceeds to benefit the fund. The cash value of the tickets exceeds $400! Raffle tickets are available to NAA students and team members ($1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets). Tickets may be purchased from Tampa Bay’s student services department. The raffle drawing will be held on February 23, 2017 at noon. Stay tuned!
One of the most exciting parts of an NAA education is the opportunity to perform hands-on training. It allows students to get a feel for what working in the aviation industry will really be like. Students visit a variety of job sites for this same reason. An insider look into aviation and avionics operations is inspiring to individuals who are about to graduate and begin their careers.
NAA’s 9th Term class recently visited Pemco and UPS in the Tampa Bay Area. They put their skills to work, observing large-scale projects in maintenance hangars and out on the tarmac.