Tampa Bay Student Council – June 2017

NAA—Tampa Bay’s Student Council held a meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Students and staff collaborated on follow-up items and new business. Here are the highlights:

• Questions were fielded about the use of the G.I. Bill at NAA
• Students were informed that NAA will be closed July 3-4, 2017 in observation of Independence Day
• New equipment and more instructors will be taken on to meet the needs of increasing enrollment
• AMT1 bread boards, AMT2 safety wire pliers and AMT5 scissors for composite repair are all being replaced
• Kona Ice will be making Summer stops at NAA for student breaks. Ice treats will be available for purchase at the outdoor break area on Mondays and Wednesdays at the 2 PM break and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the 6 PM break

The next NAA-Tampa Bay Student Council meeting will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

General Atomics Visits NAA

General Atomics, a defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California, visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Founded in 1955, General Atomics has long been an innovator in the aviation sector. Large global contracts have secured the company’s need for personnel, which is ever-increasing. William Foster, Airframe and Powerplant Manager, gave presentations to students and team members, detailing the history of the General Atomics and their needs the for future.

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General Atomics provides research and manufacturing services for remotely operated surveillance aircraft; including the Predator drones, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. They are currently recruiting qualified A&P mechanics and avionics technicians – some, from right here at NAA.

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: