As far as the eye can see there is a sea of orange shirts. Who are they? Where did they come from? Why are they at SUN ’n FUN?
The people in the orange shirts are from National Aviation Academy, an Airframe and Powerplant maintenance training facility in Clearwater, Fla. The entire student body attends SUN ’n FUN as a field trip and the orange shirts help identify students to attendees, NAA staff, and fellow students. This year something special is happening: The entire staff of National Aviation Academy is attending SUN ’n FUN on Thursday and Friday along with the students.
“Everyone who has been in aviation for any length of time knows how easily the bug bites us and how quickly the fever spreads,” Angie Capriotti, director of career services, said. “At NAA we see students training for maintenance and end up getting their private pilots licenses. Who knows what will happen when the entire staff of NAA returns from SUN ’n FUN?”
In addition to Airframe and Powerplant maintenance, NAA has avionics, Inspection Authorization (IA) prep classes, and accelerated classes for those with FAA experience sign-off.
For more information: NAA.edu