Aerosim Flight Academy’s Partnership with Seminole State College Takes Flight

SANFORD, Fla. (April 30, 2014) – Graduates from Aerosim Flight Academy who earn the private, instrument, and commercial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification are now eligible to earn 25.5 articulated credits toward a two-year Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from Seminole State College of Florida.

“Aerosim Flight Academy takes pride in its successful history of supplying the airline industry with first rate pilots. We are passionate about helping our students learn how to fly by achieving two main goals – training students how to be the most knowledgeable, safe, and sought-after pilots in the aviation industry and helping students and flight instructors achieve their dreams by placing them with an airline,” noted Aerosim Vice President and Aerosim Fight Academy Executive Director Hank Coates.

The agreement between Aerosim Flight Academy and Seminole State College is a direct response and viable solution for the unprecedented demand for pilots spurred by a wave of pilot retirements, more international travel routes, new FAA mandates of 1,500 required flight hours, and a strengthening global economy.

Meeting this exponential demand will require innovative solutions featuring advanced digital technology to match the learning requirements of a new generation of students.  To that end, Aerosim’s training programs produce graduates who possess the discipline required of successful airline pilots and exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

“Seminole State College is proud to partner with the industry to offer more options in the growing field of aviation,” said Dr. E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College. “This mutually beneficial relationship provides Aerosim Flight Academy students with an affordable path for their A.A. degree. Plus, they will have the opportunity to continue their studies at Seminole State by pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.”

“Our partnership with Seminole State College offers Aerosim Flight Academy students and instructors a seamless path for pursing a business career in the aviation industry,” says Matt Lambert, director of flight operations at Aerosim Flight Academy. Aerosim graduates will begin taking classes at Seminole State as early as next month.

Celebrating 25 Years of Aviation Training Excellence

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport, Aerosim Flight Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines; Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines.  Today, under the name of Aerosim Flight 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.

Aerosim Flight 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 is dedicated to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and strives to turn students into successful airline pilots and exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

In its 25 years of operation, Aerosim Flight Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 licenses and certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.

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Go State. Go Far.
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965 and a part of the public Florida College System, serves more than 32,000 students across six sites in Central Florida with campuses in Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary. Seminole State offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs, including five bachelor’s degrees. Seminole State is the 15th largest granter of Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees in the nation. For more about the college, visit www.seminolestate.edu, and like us on Facebook, facebook.com/seminolestate, and follow on Twitter @seminolestate.

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

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