A Premier Aircraft Maintenance School

National Aviation Academy is a nationally recognized Aviation Maintenance training school. The National Aviation Academy program will prepare you for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration in this hands-on, expanding field in as short as 14 months. Avionics training is available at the Florida campus to prepare technicians to work with electronic systems found on today’s highly integrated aircraft.

The FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification is required to perform maintenance and repairs on aircraft from the smallest Cessna Props to the largest of Jumbo Jets and any aircraft in-between. NAA has a full-time Career Development Director who works to help you start your career as soon as you graduate. And speaking of our graduates, they consistently enter the industry with the best aviation positions available. There are currently more jobs available then graduates to fill them!!!

Airframe and Powerplant Technicians enjoy some of the highest wages in the aviation industry while performing one of the most important jobs in aviation. High responsibility equals high personal satisfaction and reward.

The FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification is held for life and confers federal authority to repair U.S. registered aircraft.

NAA Has a Rich History of Training Aircraft Mechanics

In Florida, National Aviation Academy began training Aircraft Mechanics in 1969, and was licensed by the FAA in 1970. The school operates in a 32,000 square foot modern classroom and office facility. Hands-on training is performed in our 10,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar located at the St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport. National Aviation Academy in New England is situated just outside of Boston in Bedford, Massachusetts. The New England campus was founded as East Coast Aero Tech in 1932. A total of 40,000 square feet of space for labs, shops, classroom and offices are offered with modern teaching aids, multi-media and equipment.

The NAA facilities maximize the learning experience in becoming skilled Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Training on a wide array of both jet and piston powered aircraft and equipment provides the highest level of knowledge and understanding of modern aviation practices.

National Aviation Academy is found in two locations: sunny Clearwater Florida, just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico and historic New England, minutes from Boston.

National Aviation Academy-Florida
6225 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33760

National Aviation Academy-New England
150 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA 01730




NAA DOES NOT offer flight training at this time.

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*National Aviation Academy is currently enrolling high school seniors, those who have graduated high school, and those who are obtaining or have their GED. If you are not yet a senior in high school please check back here in the summer before you start your senior year.

NAA Alumni Testimonials

"I'd like to say to prospective students of NAA, that you are making a great leap into your future by choosing National Aviation Academy. The school and facility excel in providing the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the aviation industry. Thanks again to all the staff of NAA."
Thomas Renn, NAA Alum

"I chose to go to NAA over two other accredited schools around the country. I made the choice originally because of the short duration of the program, however along the way the professionalism and superior knowledge of the instructors became more and more evident and reaffirmed my choice of schools. Two days before graduation I had already interviewed with four potential employers and had three more lined up. I received job offers ranging from regional airlines to government contractors and corporate jet companies."
Lynda Tjarks, NAA Alum