Sunrise Aviation is proud to announce that we are the newest flight school approved for the Trans States Airlines transition program. This program will allow active and retired helicopter pilots with 750 hours to obtain fixed-wing transition training for free. Trans States Airlines will pay up to $38,000 for qualified pilots to transition to airplanes,… Read more »
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Sunrise Aviation Jacksonville is proud to announce that we have received AOPA’s “Distinguished Flight School” Award for 2017! This award places Sunrise Aviation in the Top 4% of all flight schools in the United States. We would like to thank our training partner, Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ), for providing our training facilities over the… Read more »
Congrats to David Dixon for successfully earning his Instrument rating. David will now move on to his Commercial pilot training with Sunrise Flight Academy.
Congratulations to John Turner and Alec Therre on passing their Instrument checkrides on the first attempt! Turner and Therre finished training under CFI Mike Saylor and will now be transitioning to the Commercial Pilot syllabus.
Congrats to Doug Battig on passing his Private Pilot checkride in the Cessna 172R with DPE Randy Miner today. Doug is a Navy Flight Officer and was trained by CFI Mark Boundy. Doug will now transition to the Instrument course with Florida State College. Congrats Lt. Battig!
Congratulations to Jackson Sands on his first solo today in the C-172. Jackson’s CFI is Mike Saylor. Mr. Sands will now progress to the cross country stage of training.
Big congratulations to Thomas Brumfield and his instructor Alivia Cole for completing his first solo flight! Thomas, from Middleburg, works two jobs in the service industry but one day plans on flying commercially and joining the Air Force Reserves. Thomas said that here at Sunrise, “everything and everyone has been a great help.”
Congratulations to Carlious Burton, Jacksonville’s newest Private Pilot. Burton is from Huntsville, Alabama and is a business owner who enjoys flying. Burton was trained by CFI Juliana Vazquez and he took his checkride with DPE Jay Lawrence and passed on the first attempt. Mr. Burton is now enrolled in the Instrument Rating program and has… Read more »
Sunrise Flight Academy welcomes Chris Lacroix to the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) ranks. Lacroix is an F-15 pilot with the Air National Guard and passed his ATP checkride on Saturday morning with examiner Matt Blythe. Cheng Chen passed his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Jay Lawrence this past week. Chen is in the Navy and… Read more »
After a 2 year hiatus, Sunrise Flight Academy has re-opened this blog and will be updating it weekly. Stay tuned for news from around the school-house!
Congrats to Chief Ben Miller for earning his Instrument Rating with Designated Examiner Jay Lawrence. Chief Miller is now enrolled in our Commercial Pilot Program.
Congratulations to Jeremy Pugh and Jeremy Wicker on passing their Instrument Rating checkrides at Herlong airport. They will both be moving on to the Commercial program.
Congratulations to Mr. John Hanna for successfully completing the Instrument Course and passing his practical checkride. John will now be transitioning into the Commercial Pilot program.
Congrats to Mark Fish for successfully completing his Instrument checkride w/ examiner Matt Blythe. Mark will now be transitioning to the Commercial training syllabus.
Mr. Greg Valent passed his Instrument Rating checkride with Designated Examiner Richard Tillery yesterday afternoon in the C-172R. Greg will continue into the Commercial Pilot syllabus with CFI John Miller. Congrats Greg!
Congratulations to Florida’s newest ATP pilot, Lcdr Jeremy Kim. Mr. Kim is a Navy P-3 Pilot and was trained by CFI Billy Walker. He will now transition from the Navy to the airlines.
Lauren Smith solo’d on 24 October 2014 under the watchful eye of CFI Alex Kennedy. Lauren now moves on to the cross-country phase of Private Pilot training.
Congrats to Chas Walton for successfully passing his Private Pilot practical flight with DPE Matt Blythe!
Alan King successfully passed his Private Pilot checkride today with FAA Examiner Matt Blythe in the C-172. Staff Instructor Alex Kennedy also passed a checkride with Blythe and has earned his CFI-Instrument qualification. Congratulations to both!
Congrats to John Mason and his CFI, Colonel Mark Boundy, on passing the Private Pilot checkride. John executed all maneuvers in accordance with FAA regulations in the C-172R at Cecil Field. He will now be transitioning into the Instrument stage of training.