National Aviation Academy

Clearwater, FL, US - Aviation Maintenance

Considered one of the top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Training Schools in the world, NAA developed its curriculum to produce the most qualified graduates for the industry. Hands-on training and advanced classroom instruction is this school�s tools to ensure a successful learning environment. Students pass the FAA examination in the top 15% nationwide. NAA offers a full-time, comprehensive program leading to the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician Certificate. NAA includes the education necessary to test for, and obtain the Federal Communications Commission General Radio/Telephone Operator's License required to repair navigation and communications equipment to service.

Students also receive a Specialized Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

National Aviation Academy began training students in 1969. The classrooms encompass over 30,000 square feet in a college campus style environment located in Clearwater, Florida. The 12,000 square foot hangar is located at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in the Tampa Bay (Suncoast) area. The Suncoast offers the opportunity to enjoy miles of white sand beaches and almost year-round sunshine. In the area are Florida's most famous attractions; Busch Gardens, Disney World, Epcot Center, Sea World and professional sports teams.

Expert instructors provide personal attention to help each student rapidly progress from basic to advanced projects. The total program is specifically designed to achieve results in 14 months. NAA incorporates an innovative "Team Academics" program designed to teach students how to work in a team setting. NAA�s Team Academics program has received praise from many industry leaders. Students may experience challenges in their decision to attend school. NAA offers counseling services through their unique Mentor Program. NAA provides student job placement assistance both before and after graduation and can boast a 98% placement rate. Students receive assistance in writing resumes, and developing job interview skills.

As part of their commitment to meeting the changing requirements of the aviation maintenance profession, National Aviation Academy is implementing an AMT Postgraduate Program to help prepare AMT graduates for rewarding careers with some of the largest employers in the aviation industry. The AMT Postgraduate Program will consist of three terms and will be offered as an option to AMT graduates who have completed the regular six-term core training at National Aviation Academy. It is designed to provide in-depth training in the latest generation of transport category aircraft through classroom study, shop exercises, and field training. Developed in response to current aviation industry trends, the AMT Postgraduate Program will enable AMT graduates to develop job skills in a variety of common transport aircraft, including the Boeing B737, B747, B757, B767, B777, the Airbus A300, A320, and A340, and others.

The cornerstone of the program is an advanced computer based training (CBT) system, which combines live action video and high quality computer graphics that effectively brings the aircraft to the classroom. Using CBT technology, students are able to interact with the training modules to gain a level of proficiency in aircraft systems, component location, fault isolation, and maintenance procedures. The CBT material used in the program is the same type used by major airlines to provide fleet specific training to their employees. However, unlike airline training, which usually encompasses 40 to 60 hours of familiarization training, the AMT Postgraduate Program will provide detailed systems training. As well they will have the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow the AMT to perform the vast majority of maintenance tasks normally encountered in the line maintenance environment. In addition, training will also be provided in the use of aircraft maintenance manuals, maintenance organization, and operational procedures.

Students who complete the AMT Postgraduate Program will find themselves better prepared to meet the job requirements of many airlines and will be in a better position to compete for available positions. Once employed, the credentials and confidence gained through the AMT Postgraduate Program will enable the AMT to gain total job skill proficiency in a minimum amount of time. National Aviation Academy is committed to meeting the demands of the aviation maintenance profession. This Ivy-League AMT educational institution continues to hit the mark for the industry. For an exciting, challenging career, and association with the best of aviation maintenance schools please visit National Aviation Academy on the web at; or e-mail at; or phone at; 800-659-2080.

Direct inquiries to:
Mr. Michael Wisniewski
National Aviation Academy
6225 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33760


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