The City of Jacksonville recently hosted an appreciation ceremony to recognize local businesses who provide outstanding support for veterans. The Jobs for Vets Recognition Ceremony was held July 9th. Sunrise Flight Academy, with facilities in both Jacksonville and Ormond Beach, was recognized as one of the organizations whose special efforts result in more jobs for… Read more »
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Sunrise Aviation and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) recently completed the signing of an agreement welcoming students from China to enroll in the college’s Associate of Science Professional Pilot Technology degree program. Sunrise Aviation is the exclusive flight training partner for FSCJ. The memorandum of understanding was executed on March 20, 2013 and signed… Read more »
Sunrise Aviation participates in Jacksonville Career and Resource Fair hosted by the City of Jacksonville at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. FSCJ and Sunrise’s own flight students, Ben Hakenson and Elliot Corderio were on hand to talk with anyone having a desire to be a professional pilot or pursue a career in aviation. The event… Read more »
Dinkins Grange Private Pilot Single Engine Land Cessna 152 Dinkins Grange, left, and Duane Brown, right, cool off after a flight. Dinkins earned his Private Pilot’s license on June 12, 2013 and plans to continue earning his instrument rating.
Rory Martin Florida State College at Jacksonville Private Pilot Single Engine Land Cessna 172 Rory, left, and his DPE , Duane Brown, after a successful flight. Rory is completing his flight training using his G.I. Post 9/11 benefits.
Marcus Taylor Florida State College at Jacksonville Private Pilot Single Engine Land Cessna 172 Marcus (right) with his CFI Neal Moore (center) and flight examiner Duane Brown (left).
Ravi Mehta Florida State College at Jacksonville Instrument Rating Cessna 172
Joseph Mullen Florida State College First Solo Cessna 172 N681DW
Edmund Greene Florida State College First Solo Cessna 172
Steven Hon Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 N923SA Steven, on the right, with his flight instructor Jon Miller, on the left in front of 923SA.
Konstantin Shevnin Florida State College at Jacksonville Certified Flight Instructor Cessna 172 & Piper Arrow
Vatshal Patel Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 N933SA Vatshal with his shirt tail, a traditional rite of passage for pilots on their first flight without their instructor in the plane.
Tyrell Bradley Florida State College at Jacksonville Private Pilot Certificate Airplane Single Engine Land Cessna 152 Tyrell in front of N923SA, proud of his new license to fly.
Daniel Allen Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 N933SA Daniel, on the left, with his flight instructor Moi Hoang in the “Cutting of the Tail” Ceremony following Daniel’s first solo flight. The cutting of the shirt tale is a time honored tradition for pilot students signifying they are able to fly without their instructor… Read more »
Zhanna Shirshikova Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 Zhanna, on the right, with her flight instructor John Miller in front of N933SA the Sunrise “Hot Rod” after Zhanna’s first solo flight.
Industry Groups Request GAO to investigate Pilot Shortage Many of the largest and most active aviation industry groups have come together to ask the Government Accountability Office (GAO) be directed to study what many are now calling “the looming pilot shortage.” These industry groups include the Regional Airline Association, National Business Aviation Association, National Air… Read more »
The Wall Street Journal reports the US Airlines face what could be the worst pilot shortage since the 1960’s. Next summer a Federal mandate kicks in that requires a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight experience (six times the current minimum) for newly hired pilots. This raises the cost and time to train new… Read more »
Charles Singer Florida State College First Solo Cessna 172 Charles Singer, on the left, with his flight instructor John Miller after Charles’ first solo flight.
Alivia Cole Florida State College at Jacksonville Private Pilot Certificate Airplane Single Engine Land Cessna 172 Aliva is congratulated by her examiner Duane Brown.
Robert Crognale Florida State College First Solo Cessna 172 Robert Crognale has his shirt tale cut off by his flight instructor Moi Hoang. The cutting of the shirt tail is an old pilot tradition for all first solos. It signifies that a student is capable of flying the aircraft without an instructor onboard.