New England Graduation – May 2018

NAA—New England hosted a graduation ceremony for Class 217 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Maynard Lodge of Elks. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program.

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NAA-New England team members Joe Moore and Sheila Brooks pose with Odair Brito, Top Tech

Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Timothy K. was presented with the FAA Top Performer award and Odair B. earned NAA’s Top Technician award.

Portraits are available for download to remember this special day! All image downloads are completely free and sharable. Just use password: NAAGradNE123 and pin: 8392 at the following link:

Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!

Industry Representatives Visit Tampa Bay Campus

As we approach an upcoming career fair, a number of industry leaders have visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus to engage in classroom recruitment. Representatives from Embraer, GE Aviation, Trans States Airlines, General Atomics and Endeavor Air were onsite on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Students learned about career opportunities and how aviation maintenance technology fits into the visions and structures of their organizations. Each of these companies attend NAA Career Fairs regularly and have hired student and alumni talent directly. For more information about what they are looking for in new hire candidates, contact NAA’s Career Services department at (800) 659-2080.

5 Facts About the American Flag (And Why We Fly It)

The United States flag being raised outside of NAA’s Tampa Bay campus

As proud Americans, supporters of Veterans and a federally-regulated institution, its safe to say we’re into the flag. So much so, we recently unveiled a 50-foot flagpole at our Tampa Bay campus. Special thanks to those involved in planning and installing this wonderful addition to our school. It is an honor to observe the flag each morning and be reminded of our shared national identity. To celebrate, here are five interesting facts about the stars and stripes:

  1. The flag of the United States was adopted in 1777
    Congress adopted the original version on June 14, 1777. It displayed 13 stripes and 13 stars, for the 13 original colonies. For a while, both stripes and stars were added to the flag when welcoming new states. As the nation grew, lawmakers decided to honor each new state with a star, and leave the stripes at the original 13, after 1818.
  2. The current flag was designed by a high school student!
    The current flag was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, OH. President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries. It displays the iconic 50 stars and 13 stripes.
  3. Red, White, and Blue
    The colors of the flag have distinct and important meanings. Red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
  4.  Sleep-wake Schedule
    The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, according to federal flag laws and regulations, except during inclement weather. It may be displayed 24 hours a day as long as it’s “properly illuminated” while dark.
  5. U.S. flag on the moon (we had to tie flying in somewhere)
    Neil Armstrong planted the first U.S. flag on the moon in July 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission. It was the first manned-landing, with five additional Apollo moon landings to follow. Missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 resulted in five more flags being placed on the surface of the moon.