5 MUST Knows About Sarasota Avionics

Sarasota Avionics has been serving the general aviation community for the past thirty years. The company was founded by Bert Van Kirk, Vince Veltri, and Kirk Fryar, on the principles of providing expert advice at a competitive price. By doing so, they’ve grown to become aviation’s panel mount installation leader. Headquartered on Florida’s sun coast at the Venice Municipal Airport, they are a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and a proud supporter of all things aviation! NAA-Tampa Bay students had the opportunity to visit the Venice location on Friday, November 29, 2017.

A maintenance project in the Sarasota Avionics hangar in Venice

Here are five MUST know facts about Sarasota Avionics:

    1. They have locations in 5 Florida cities: Lantana, Punta Gorda, Tampa, Sarasota and Venice.
    2. Their capabilities include:
      • ANNUALS
      • PAINT
      • GLASS
    3. They have a low-price guarantee to keep avionics prices the lowest in the industry.
    4. They maintain multiple FAA repair stations to provide customers with faster turn-around time and outstanding customer service. A full staff of FAA-certified technicians, pilots, flight instructors, as well as an expert team of sales consultants are dedicated to providing unparalleled avionics knowledge.
    5. They have recruited maintenance technicians directly from National Aviation Academy!

Whether you are looking for new equipment, a repair or the job of your dreams, learn more about Sarasota Avionics by visiting: http://sarasotaavionics.com. For more information about becoming an airframe and power plant or avionics technician call us at (800) 659-2080 (Tampa Bay campus) or (800) 292-3228 (New England campus).



New England Career Fair – November 2017

Did you know that over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036? Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled. NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified graduates and alumni in front of industry leaders to fulfill the growing needs in aviation. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the New England campus in Concord, MA. It was the largest Career Fair to date at this campus!

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NAA students speaking to a hiring representative

The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified candidates who are ready to embark on careers. Employers such as Delta, JetBlue, General Electric (GE), Bombardier and many more were onsite scouting students and conducting interviews in November.

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NAA students meeting with recruiters

Our next Career Fair will be hosted at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus on Thursday, January 18. Stay tuned for more details!

Tampa Bay Graduation – November 2017

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 8/16 AMT and 4/17 AMP on Friday, November 17, 2017 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 Advanced Aircraft Systems programs.

Graduates from these classes have already secured employment with industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, GE, Endeavor Air, PSA and AECOMM.

Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Matthew P. was awarded Top Tech-AMT and Joseph H. was named Top Tech-AMP. Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!