National Aviation Academy (NAA) has been training aviation professionals since 1932. It is one of the few schools that offer both aviation maintenance and professional pilot training programs. The primary mission of NAA is preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.
NAA's aviation maintenance education is an FAA Part 147 accredited program for students wanting an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification. Students receive qualified instruction from licensed A&P instructors who teach real world experience. NAA also offers avionics training for those who possess an A&P certification. The avionics course focuses on the electrical components and systems of an aircraft. With today's sophisticated aircraft, technicians with both mechanical and electrical education are in high demand. NAA offers a 14 month Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) course and a 7 month Avionics Technology (AVT) program. When paired together students will attend NAA for 21 months and receive instruction in aviation maintenance and avionics. This program is called the Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program.
NAA also offers an FAA Part 141 school for individuals who wish to become professional pilots. Students wishing to work for a regional or commercial airliner are ideal candidates for our pilot program. Students entering the program will learn through ground school, simulation and flight hours. Upon completion of the program students will possess 7 ratings with a minimum of 328 actual flight hours. This program is called the Professional Pilot Technology (PPT) program.
Besides the core programs available at NAA we offer specialized training for qualified candidates. NAA's two week program is designed for those individuals with aviation maintenance background. This Aviation Maintenance Certification (AMC) program is ideal for former military personnel with aviation maintenance experience. There is also one week Inspection Authorization (IA) program for technicians who have an A&P license and three years of work experience.
At NAA students learn about aviation through 3 primary modes; classroom instruction accompanied by text and work book review, team oriented projects in a laboratory setting which simulate on the job skills, and real world experience working on aircraft at our hangar facilities.
Highly qualified Aviation Maintenance, Avionics and Professional Pilot instructors add experience to the highest level of instruction. Emphasis is placed on the student's mastery of career-related skills and builds self-confidence for entry into the industry upon graduation.
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