Regional Inspection Authorization Event Hosted at NAA

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a regional Inspection Authorization (IA) recertification event on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Aviation maintenance technicians are eligible for IA certification after holding A&P certification for three years. Every two years IA is subject to renewal. Eight Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors, including NAA’s principle maintenance inspector, were onsite to provide upwards of 100 A&Ps with IA recertification.

It was a pleasure to welcome A&P mechanics and industry partners on campus as we work to build a more robust aviation community in the Tampa Bay Area and beyond.

Alumni Visit Tampa Bay Campus

Two highly-successful alumni visited the Tampa Bay campus on Friday, March 10, 2017. Craig Kauzlaric of Pratt & Whitney and former NAA Student Council President Terry Alexander of The Boeing Company shared their unique perspectives with current students and team members. Their first-hand accounts of how to best transition from campus to career emphasized NAA’s mission of preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.


Kauzlaric and Alexander fully embody what it means to be wingmen. They worked hard in their courses, went the extra mile and landed well-earned positions with prestigious employers. They represent two distinct paths within the boundless aviation industry. Where will your aviation journey lead you?

NAA Students Recognized for Achievement

Two NAA students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement, attendance and drive. We are pleased to announce that Su Van Truong of the New England campus and Janice Hughes of Tampa Bay have been awarded these prestigious honors.

Truong was recognized as a 2017 Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship winner, where he was described as “intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic and in the top 5% of his class.”

Su Van Truong

Hughes was also presented a scholarship. It was noted that Hughes “displays all the essential skills and temperament to become not only a good team member, but also a future team leader. She is sought after to tutor and advise.”

Janice Hughes

Both individuals exemplify how hard work and dedication pays off both in school and towards a future career path. Congratulations!