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New FAA Part 107 Rules for Small Drones (UAS)

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

New FAA Part 107 Rules for Small Drones (UAS)

The FAA recently released the new Part 107 rules for small drones (UAS).  Here are some of the things you need to know: Online training for current pilot certificate holders is available at www.faasafety.gov Study materials are available at www.faa.gov/training_testing/training Items you will need to take with you when you take the knowledge test (on or after August 29th, 2016) All applicants must have a valid and current form of identification that includes their photo, date of birth, signature, and physical residential address.  Acceptable forms: US Citizens and Resident Aliens Drivers license or permit issued by a US state or territory US Government identification...

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Dreaming of Becoming a Pilot?

Posted on Jul 11, 2016

Don’t let your dream of becoming a pilot just be a dream. Dreams do come true! Imagine how great it would feel to be a pilot. It’s a great career path, especially now with a global shortage of pilots, there has never been a better time to enter the world of aviation. Airlines are offering wonderful jobs and good signing bonuses now. At Florida Aviation Academy, an FAA approved Part 141 flight school, you can become a commercial pilot in as little as 16 weeks. The sooner you start training at Florida Aviation Academy, the sooner your dream of becoming a pilot will be realized, AND the sooner you will be building a wonderful and fulfilling career. One of the...

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10 Highest Paying Jobs that Don’t Require A Bachelor Degree

Posted on May 27, 2014

We just saw an interesting article over at AOL…. “10 Highest-Paying Jobs that Don’t Require A Bachelor’s Degree“, and guess what?   The number 1 highest paying job with an annual median salary of $73,280 was Commercial Pilot.  Although there has been some negative press lately about the professional pilot career path, don’t believe everything you hear.  Becoming an airline pilot is a great way to make a higher than average salary, while having the great benefit of traveling all around the world! For more information about becoming a commercial airline pilot contact us now for more information about our accelerated courses.  You can...

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Florida Aviation Academy on Channel 4 News!

Posted on May 20, 2014

Florida Aviation Academy on Channel 4 News!

Florida Aviation Academy helped CBS Channel 4 News correspondent David Suta with a segment on the effects of turbulence.  Our Assistant Chief Instructor Rahul Puga took David for a flight in our Redbird FMX full motion flight simulator, and offered some expert insight into what causes turbulence and how pilots react to the effects of turbulence. View the video that was aired at CBS Channel 4 News yesterday evening entitled Turbulent Times….. Great job Rahul!

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Florida Aviation Academy Celebrates!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Florida Aviation Academy celebrated 21 years of flight training this month. Founded in 1993, Florida Aviation Academy has been offering Professional Pilot Training with no interruptions in service to our clients. We have trained hundreds of pilots over the years who are now career pilots – First Officers and Captains for most of the major airlines around the world. Many flight schools come and go, it’s important when searching for the right flight training facility that you look for longevity in the industry. Our mission at Florida Aviation Academy is to continue to provide professional world class flight training to all students. We focus our efforts to...

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ExpressJet Airlines Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement

Posted on Feb 28, 2014

Florida Aviation Academy has entered into an exciting agreement with ExpressJet Airlines to provide opportunities for future employment at ExpressJet for pilots completing their training at Florida Aviation Academy and meeting certain qualifications. Any Florida Aviation Academy flight training graduate who meets the qualifications, including a recommendation from the flight school, is guaranteed an interview at ExpressJet. There is a strong need for pilots, both domestically and globally, and Florida Aviation Academy is positioned with an excellent flight training program that prepares safe, qualified pilots.  Captain Jack Fitzgerald founded Florida Aviation Academy in...

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