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 – http://www.pinellascounty.org/resident/disasters.htm
Hillsborough – http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/emergency-management
Pasco – http://www.pascocountyfl.net/Index.aspx?NID=365
Polk – https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management
Manatee – http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/public-safety/emergency-management.html

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/naa_emails/Weather/HURRICANE+CHECKLISTS.pdf

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.

NAA Students Visit Textron

NAA students visited Textron’s maintenance facilities in Tampa, Florida on August 25, 2017. Students learned about career opportunities and day-to-day practices with this global industry leader. Textron is committed to: Things that fly. Hover. Zoom. Things that protect soldiers and power industries.* It was clear on the visit that they are also dedicated to their employees!

NAA students listening to a presenter onsite
NAA students listening to a presenter onsite

With a presence in over 25 countries, individuals can take their careers practically anywhere. When you become part of the team, you join more than a Fortune 500 giant, you enter a world of multiple dynamic businesses that span industries and continents. Their powerful brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming and more.

NAA students outside of the maintenance facilities
NAA students outside of the maintenance facilities

Textron has grown into a $13.8 billion company since it started in 1923. Their worldwide presence is now supported by 35,000 people. Positions with the company allow individuals to build experience quickly and even transition into leadership development programs. For more information about what they are seeking in new hires, see NAA’s Career Services department or visit: https://www.textron.com/Careers/Students-And-Recent-Graduates.

*Source: https://www.textron.com/About/Company