NAA Stuffed the Bus!

Helping Students in Need by Providing Them With Tools To Succeed!

Did you know that approximately 13% of families in Pinellas County are at poverty level and more than 3,000 children are homeless in Pinellas County? National Aviation Academy (NAA), and other amazing local donors, partnered with the Pinellas Education Foundation and the Pinellas County Council PTA this summer to collect school supplies at three different locations for students in need.

It was an awesome day to Stuff the Bus!

NAA participated in the August 8th drop-off at St. Petersburg City Hall. As annual donors to this cause, we aim to give students the tools they need to learn and achieve their dreams.

Student Appreciation at NAA-Tampa Bay

It’s summertime. And what’s better in 93-degree weather than a refreshing Italian Ice? National Aviation Academy offers classes all year round and new students start their aviation journeys every five weeks! To show appreciation for our students and staff, Skoops Italian Ice was on campus serving a variety of different flavors on August 9th at the Tampa Bay campus. It was a great opportunity to see everyone come together outside of the classroom for some fun!

NAA-Tampa Bay August Graduation

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 5/17 AMT and 1/18 AMP on August 6, 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.

NAA-Tampa Bay's AMT Class
NAA-Tampa Bay’s AMT Class 5/17

Graduations are an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of each graduate and our August 2018 ceremony was no exception! Individuals from August’s graduating classes have already been hired by industry leaders such as as:  Draken International, Endeavor, General Atomics, Gulfstream, HAECO, Lockheed Martin, NAVAIR and PSA Airlines.

Additionally, students who exhibited outstanding achievement were honored with specialized awards. Evan R. was named Top Technician-AMT and Jeffrey B. 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: NAA2018 and download pin: 8970 at the following link:

Graduation is only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what each of these newly-minted alumni will achieve in the aviation industry and beyond.