NAA’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship

National Aviation Academy’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic, has been established to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The scholarship is intended to nurture young talent and invest in the success of local, public high school students. Seniors who attend a public high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando and Manatee County may apply. Up to fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to be used towards tuition at National Aviation Academy (NAA).

Students from the local area will have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied directly to tuition at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus, the ability to harness hands-on talent by beginning training as an A&P mechanic and access to high-earning, rewarding careers in the global aviation industry, and beyond, upon graduation. A&P certifications are federally-issued and never expire. For students who are seeking in-demand skills and career longevity, these certificates offer a point of entry and certify maintenance technicians for life.

To qualify, an individual must be a current high school senior, must graduate from a Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando or Manatee County high school in the year that the application is submitted, have an overall 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and complete the application by the deadline, May 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

For more information about how to apply, as well as terms and conditions, visit

NAA Students Visit Embraer

Embraer arose from a dream to transform Brazil into a country with the latest technology. From those dreams, they have become one of the largest commercial aircraft companies in the world. By stretching the limits of what is possible, and embracing new opportunities, they have accomplished what was previously unimaginable in the commercial, executive, defense and security sectors of aviation.

NAA students at Embraer’s Melbourne location

What is obvious about Embraer is the genuine passion for what they do. Their mission has resonated in the hearts of Brazilians, collaborators and partners. Ten NAA students were recently selected to visit their Melbourne, Florida facilities. They had the first-hand opportunity to see how design, imaginative engineering and technology are used to create new perspectives and solutions at Embraer.

For more information about career opportunities with Embraer contact NAA’s Career Services department.

New England Career Fair – March 2018

In the midst of a late-season snowstorm, industry leaders made their way to National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) New England campus for our March Career Fair. Over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036 according to Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook. With indications that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled, NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified graduates and alumni in front of industry leaders to fulfill the growing needs in aviation.

NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday March 15, 2018 at the New England campus in Concord, MA. The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified candidates who are ready to embark on careers.

Employers such as CommutAir, Delta, Draken, General Electric (GE), Gulfstream, Panasonic, Pro Star Aviation, PSA Airlines and Pratt & Whitney were onsite scouting students and conducting interviews in March. Our next Career Fair will be hosted at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus. Stay tuned for more details!