Tampa Bay Graduation – April 2018

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 1/17 AMT and 6/16 AMP on April 19, 2018 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician and Aviation Maintenance Professional programs.

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Graduations are an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of each graduate and our April 2018 ceremony was no exception! Individuals from these graduating classes have already been hired by industry leaders such as  Disney, Endeavor Air (ATL/TYS), Embry Riddle, Executive Helicopter, Gulfstream, Honeywell, ROMAC and US Army. 

Additionally, students who exhibited outstanding achievement were honored with specialized awards. Joseph G. was named Top Technician-AMT and Peter F. earned Top Technician-AMP. Awards were also presented for AMP Perfect Attendance, AMP Outstanding Attendance, AMT Perfect Attendance, AMT Outstanding Attendance, AMT Top Powerplant Team and AMT Top Airframe Team.

Portraits are available for download to remember this special day! All image downloads are completely free and sharable. Just use password: NAAGrad2018 and pin: 8315 at the following link: https://nationalaviationacademy.pixieset.com/guestlogin/tb-april2018gradphotos/?return=/tb-april2018gradphotos/

Graduation is only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what each of you will achieve in the aviation industry and beyond. Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!

Sun ‘n Fun 2018

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Each year SUN ’n FUN preserves and enhances the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages! 2018’s International Fly-In & Expo was no exception. As in year’s past, NAA was an exhibitor for the full duration of the event. We met a vast array of aviation enthusiasts and community partners and, of course, we got to see some incredible aircraft.

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SUN ‘n FUN makes more than $430,000 of scholarship funds available annually to students in Polk County entering an Aerospace Industry career to cover the cost of flight lessons and/or college tuition for 4 years. An estimated $2.1m is invested by SUN ‘n FUN to augment public education programs in Polk County annually. This is a cause we support with immense enthusiasm!

In fact, NAA has an articulation agreement with Polk State College. 30 of the required 60 credits that comprise Polk State’s A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Administration are satisfied by successful completion of NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician or Aviation Maintenance Professional programs.

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We feel incredibly lucky that one of the premier aviation events in the country is right in our own backyard in Lakeland, FL. We’ll see you all there in 2019!

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.edu/scholarship