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Space, rollercoasters, amusement parks, Formula 1 ®, windmills, and other alternative energy solutions! You might be asking yourself, what do these all have in common? The answer: Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians. As a professional aviation maintenance technician, you can work on everything from aircraft engines to the latest in-flight entertainment systems and technology. You will also be in high demand in these other incredible parallel industries! No prior experience necessary to train, and you can begin certified employment in as little as 14 months!

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Which program is right for you?

Aviation Maintenance Professional

Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) is the 21-month program that combines AMT and AAS.The fusion of A&P certification and avionics training makes individuals better prepared for the future demands in the aviation industry.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) is the 14-month program that prepares students to become certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians. It is the core training required to work as an aviation maintenance technician.

Advanced Aircraft Systems

Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) is the 7-month program built around the need for technicians trained on the wiring and electronic systems within aircraft. The future needs of the industry are increasingly reliant on evolving technologies. 

Why Choose NAA?

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Learn By Doing

Our hands-on training is taught by A&P certified instructors, bringing years of real-world experience and aviation knowledge directly to you! Use real tools that you will use on the job to complete individual and team-based projects in preparation for becoming A&P certified.


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Flexible, But Accelerated

Our accelerated A&P training programs offer both day and night classes to give you schedule flexibility. Plus, you are able to test for each module as you complete them, providing the opportunity to have all certifications completed upon graduation. Get certified and get started on your career quickly!


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Career Placement Services

Lifetime* career placement services are available upon graduation. Connect with us to find out why leaders like Boeing, Delta, and GE travel from across the U.S. to visit NAA multiple times each year to recruit the next generation of A&P certified technicians!

 *Lifetime is defined as long as NAA is in operation

Featured Educators

Jesse Walker

Jesse Walker

Advanced Aircraft Systems Instructor

Forward-thinking and skilled in avionics, Jesse has his eyes on what’s next in the aviation industry. His background includes experience at GE Aviation, Honeywell, and General Dynamics, in addition to US Navy service. Electric and electronic theory, digital systems, and troubleshooting are some of what you’ll learn in his class.

Daniel Bannister

Daniel Bannister

Powerplant Instructor

A Veteran of the US Marines, Daniel is passionate about engines. He makes engine and airframe electrical systems approachable to students with or without prior hands-on or mechanic experience. Drawing on prior industry experience at PEMCO, Flightstar, and Dyncorp, he enjoys sharing what he’s learned with future A&Ps.

Chris Burchell

Chris Burchell

Airframe Instructor

With over thirty years in aviation, Chris is NAA’s resident master of sheet metal. He has worked with industry leaders such as Bombardier, National Flight, and Evergreen. He identifies and grows airframe talent in subjects such as sheet metal, composites, welding, riveting, and aircraft finishes.

Ready for your Career to Takeoff?

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National Aviation Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved aircraft mechanic school located in sunny Tampa Bay, FL, just minutes from Clearwater beach. Submit your info to find out what NAA can do for you!

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