NAA Students Visit Sarasota Avionics

Sarasota Avionics has been serving the general aviation community for thirty years. Bert Van Kirk, Vince Veltri and Kirk Fryar founded the company 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!*

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NAA-Tampa Bay students visited Sarasota Avionic’s headquarters located on the Suncoast of Florida at the Venice Municipal Airport on Friday, September 1, 2017. They were taken on a tour of two maintenance hangars and learned about dozens of aircraft, including an FBI plane with an inflight infrared scanner. Students were then able to freely interact with the maintenance professionals as they worked on different projects, aircraft and equipment. This engaging and informative site visit is one we won’t soon forget!

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Thank you, Sarasota Avionics, for hosting us!


Monitoring Hurricane Irma

After carefully monitoring Hurricane Irma, National Aviation Academy’s Management Council has decided to close the Tampa Bay campus on Thursday and Friday (9/7 and 9/8). Additionally, Thursday’s Graduation is canceled and has yet to be rescheduled. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, September 11, 2017. We will be in communication with any potential changes.

The links below contain helpful emergency preparedness information for each of our surrounding counties. Choose your county to find evacuation routes, detailed shelter information and other useful tips:

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Additionally, click on the hurricane checklist below for information on how to keep yourself, your family and pets safe:

Stay tuned to email and/or social media for further updates!

NAA-Sponsored Soccer Team Plays in Acton Tournament

The NAA-sponsored soccer team, A&P Pending, participated in the Acton Teamworks Co-ed Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Acton, Massachusetts.  The roster included eight teams in a 7v7 round-robin format with each team playing four games, followed by a semi-final and final.

Hector Diaz scored the opening point of the first game, and A&P Pending was up 1-0! However, after a well-fought opener, the final score was 3-4.

NAA-sponsored soccer team, A&P Pending
NAA-sponsored soccer team, A&P Pending

The team looked to rebound after the initial defeat.  NAA’s defenses were strong, holding the score 0-0 well into the seventeenth minute of the game. The strategy worked for a time, but eventually the opposition made it past the defense – A&P Pending 0, Worcester Wanderers 2.

Victory was essential in the final rounds. In the third game, Momodou Singhateh made a piercing run through the opposing team’s defense passing the ball to Kyle Moore who put it past the keeper, A&P Pending ahead 1-0.  Ten minutes later A&P Pending scored another through Kyle and was ahead 2-0. As the game closed, A&P pending pulled through, 3-1. A&P pending also won their fourth and final game of the day, 3-2.

The tournament was an excellent way for students to bond outside of the classroom and build on what aviation maintenance is all about: teamwork.