Hurricane Irma Update 9/13

Students, team members, community members and fellow Floridians: we hope that you and yours stayed safe during Hurricane Irma! The Tampa Bay area was fortunate that the storm was not as destructive as many predicted. While we did lose power at the Tampa Bay campus, it has since been restored. We are ready to resume full operations and look forward to welcoming you back when you are able to return.

Please make note of NAA’s plan to resume classes as outlined below:


Thursday- Friday (9/14-9/15) – NAA’s Ulmerton campus will not have regular classes however, we are open and encouraging our students that owe hours to come in and make up missed time hours owed prior to 9/7. Students can make up time from 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM. A light lunch will be provided for those who wish to attend. The hangar will be closed.

Monday (9/18) – Classes will resume as normal at both the Ulmerton campus and the hangar.

The Education department will be visiting each class to discuss time missed due to the storm in detail.

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost priority and we are here to assist you as best we can. Call us at (800) 659-2080 or message us on Facebook ( with any questions.

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:

Pinellas –
Hillsborough –
Pasco –
Polk –
Manatee –

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!