L3 Airline Academy Offers Two $35,000 Merit Scholarships To Be Awarded to High School Seniors

SANFORD, Fla. (January 4, 2016) – L3 Airline Academy is dedicated to the encouragement and development of future generations of professional pilots. In an effort to further this mission, L3 Airline Academy announces the High School Senior Merit Scholarship program. This program is designed to offer financial assistance to qualified individuals passionate about a career in aviation.  Two eligible applicants may be awarded up to $35,000 toward tuition of the Professional Pilot Program at L3 Airline Academy .

High School Senior Merit Scholarship provisions and eligibility requirements are available online. All scholarship applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the L3 Airline Academy Scholarship Committee by April 11, 2016.  The final selection of scholarship recipients will be based on essay content, scholastic achievement and extracurricular and community activities.

For additional information, contact the L3 Airline Academy Admissions department at 407-330-7020 or via email at admissions@afa.edu.

High School Senior Aviator Expo – January 30

High school seniors and their families are invited to a day of discovery and insight into becoming a professional pilot at L3 Airline Academy on January 30. Guests will learn of the rewarding career opportunities of a commercial pilot, as well as, scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement at Seminole State College and scholarships at Everglades University.

Expo admission is free and registration is required.

The expo will be held at L3 Airline Academy , 2700 Flightline Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32773 with a campus tour including visiting the classrooms, Learning Resource Center, flight operations, the flight line, maintenance hangar, plus a demonstration of the flight training simulators.

For more information and registration, click here or call 407-531-8869.

About the Global Pilot Shortage

According to the 2015 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, there is and will continue to be unprecedented demand for personnel to fly and maintain those airplanes

“With the global shortfall of new commercial airline pilots and aviation professionals, pilots are in high demand and we stand ready to train, recruit and prepare the next generation of professional pilots,” said President and General Manager, L3 Airline Academy Hank Coates.

“L3 Airline Academy offers advanced digital technology to match the learning requirements of today’s students. L3 Airline Academycontinues to challenge the status quo of aviation training to make flight training more effective and cost-efficient through the design of innovative mobile solutions that provide greater knowledge retention and performance during on-site training. Aerosim’s training programs produce graduates who possess the discipline required of successful airline pilots and exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide,” continued Coates.

About L3 Airline Academy

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), L3 Airline Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Today, under the name of L3 Airline Academy , the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.

L3 Airline Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for its dedication to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and continually strives to turn students into successful airline pilots that exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

In its 27 years of operation, L3 Airline Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.

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Editor’s Note: Executive interviews and images are available by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at 407.616.8108 or Laura@RichesonCommunications.com.

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