NAA—Tampa Bay held its most recent graduation on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Largo Cultural Center. Students from classes 1215 and 716 proudly made their way across the stage, turned their tassels and set off as certificated airmen and airwomen!
Industry leaders such as Boeing, HAECO, Endeavor Air, Express Jet, Gulfstream and PSA 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!
NAA—New England hosted a graduation ceremony for Class 1115 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Maynard Lodge of Elks in Maynard, MA. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 42 students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program.
Students who exhibited outstanding performance received specialized awards. Nigel Mohammed was presented with the Top Mechanic award. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award went to Su Truong. Diana Piesak received the Student Council award. Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Eric Byrnes, Tuongvan Cai, Kevin Collado, Mehrdad Heydariantabael and Timothy Quinn.
Congratulations, graduates! Your impact on the aviation industry begins here – best of luck in your new careers.
Students from Tampa Bay’s 9th Term class have continued to tour a variety of aviation related job-sites – most recently Allegiant Air. The field visits have offered insight into the different sectors of aviation and have given soon-to-be graduates a glimpse at the careers that they are about to embark upon.
The Tampa Bay Times has reported that Allegiant carries about 95 percent of the passenger traffic at the St. Pete-Clearwater airport, which reported a record 1.6 million passengers in 2015. Students were able to view the busy maintenance facility, as well as gain a greater understanding of the low-cost carrier and its expanding routes.