SUN ‘n FUN 2017

This year’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo set a record for most exhibitors ever at 510! It was great to see so many faces, both familiar and new, as National Aviation Academy set up on the premises at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL.

SUN ‘n FUN was created by a small group of aviation enthusiasts in 1974. The annual event, held each April, has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention. The six-day event sprawled over 2,200 acres with a variety of aircraft, aviation-related events and activities.

SUN ‘n FUN provides an unparalleled opportunity to marvel at aviation. It is always inspiring to connect with industry partners and learn something new!

Tampa Bay Campus – April Graduation

NAA—Tampa Bay held its most recent graduation on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Largo Cultural Center. Students from classes 816 and 116 proudly made their way across the stage, turned their tassels and set off as certificated airmen and airwomen!

Industry leaders such as PEMCO, Granite International, and Piedmont Airlines have already hired Airframe & Powerplant mechanics from this group. Graduation is the first of many amazing things these individuals will accomplish in their careers in aviation. Congratulations, graduates!

New England Career Fair – March 23, 2017

Did you know that over 679,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2035? Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled.


At NAA, our highly-trained graduates are put into direct contact with industry leaders six times per year. Our Career Services department builds relationships with recruiters and hiring managers so that recent graduates AND alumni have lifetime* access to employment assistance.


On Thursday, March 23, 2017,  some of the industry’s best were at the New England campus to meet and recruit NAA students. The event tied as the largest Career Fair in campus history. Attendees included: Abel Womack, Air Wisconsin, Cape Air, Endeavor, Envoy, Goodyear Air Ship, PSA, SkyWest and more!


On-site interviews took place on campus and several offers to students have already been made. We look forward to seeing the amazing things these aviation professionals will accomplish!

*Lifetime is defined as long as NAA is in operation