NAA—New England hosted a graduation ceremony for Class 1115 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Maynard Lodge of Elks in Maynard, MA. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 42 students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program.
Students who exhibited outstanding performance received specialized awards. Nigel Mohammed was presented with the Top Mechanic award. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award went to Su Truong. Diana Piesak received the Student Council award. Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Eric Byrnes, Tuongvan Cai, Kevin Collado, Mehrdad Heydariantabael and Timothy Quinn.
Congratulations, graduates! Your impact on the aviation industry begins here – best of luck in your new careers.
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!