Teens Learn Fiber Optics at NAA

Teens arrived at National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) Tampa Bay campus on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. They were ready to work on a very special fiber optics project. High school interns and Scouts career explorers had the opportunity to complete a fiber optic soldering assignment from NAA’s Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) program.

Many were learning about fiber optics for the very first time! In pairs of two, our guests finished their projects in just 3.5 hours. They wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this task without the time and talent of instructors Jim Aperans, Jesse Walker, Scott Crawford, Ed Foley, and current AAS students.

Fiber Optics Project

NAA instructors assist with the fiber optics project

Commenting on the summer programs that NAA has opened up to young learners, a parent stated that “[their] son looks forward to meeting at NAA all week!”

Sharing aviation maintenance knowledge with excited young people has reminded instructors and students why they came to NAA in the first place: a passion for aviation! Everyone worked together, and, at the end of the day, we had a very proud group of aspiring Avionics Bench Techs!

NAA makes a huge difference for anyone considering a career as an aircraft mechanic. It was a memorable experience to this day. It’s a great decision for anyone willing to work hard.

Joseph A.

(Alumni), Daytona, FL

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