CLEARWATER, Fla. – National Aviation Academy welcomes the community to its fifth annual Aviation Maintenance Competition Open House on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6225 Ulmerton Road.
The day will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand-new Snap-On store located on campus at 9:30 a.m. Other events will include the Aviation Maintenance Competition and Benefit Cornhole Tournament at 10 a.m., followed by a special appearance by Drew Garabo of 102.5 The Bone from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In the Aviation Maintenance Competition, students are broken up into teams and are required to complete various maintenance tasks. Scores are based on accuracy and how fast each event is completed.
“This is NAA’s opportunity to showcase the school’s exceptional and talented students as they prepare for the 2016 Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Dallas, Texas April 5th – 7th,” said George W. Nelson Jr., President of National Aviation Academy. “The competition is steep and exciting as our teams go up against other schools and companies in the aviation industry.”
The cornhole tournament will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Boards will be available for practice from 9 – 9:45 a.m. The registration cost is $10 per person, $20 per team. First, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes. Visit www.naacornholecompetition.com to preregister.
Those interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry are encouraged to attend the information sessions and take a tour of the main campus. Information sessions are held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admissions representatives will be available after each session to answer questions and help potential students fill out their applications to NAA.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided for lunch and guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets throughout the day for various items including gift cards and tickets to events around Tampa Bay. Donations are accepted. All proceeds from this event will go toward funding the students’ trip to Dallas for the Aerospace Maintenance Competition.
National Aviation Academy has been training aviation maintenance professionals since 1932 and has facilities in Clearwater, Fla. and Bedford, Mass. Courses in aviation maintenance and avionics are offered at the Tampa Bay campus. Exceptional skills, professionalism and excellence are instilled to meet the growing demands of the aviation industry. NAA is located at 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760. Parking is available behind and on the west side of the building. For more information call 800-659-2080 or visit www.naa.edu.
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