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 »
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 »
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 »
Tyrell Bradley Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 In the photo, Tyrell (left side of photo) is congratulated by his flight instructor, John Miller.
Benjamin Hakenson Florida State College at Jacksonville Private Pilot Certificate Airplane Single Engine Land Cessna 172 Ben is a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is already rated as a helicopter pilot and now adds Private Pilot Airplane to his FAA pilot certificate. Ben is utilizing his GI Bill benefits at FSCJ to… Read more »
Find out if you have the “right stuff” to be an airplane pilot Each flight consist of a 30 minute flight and a personal breifing before and after the flight with your personal flight instructor. Flights can be conducted in either the two seat Cessna 152 or the four seat Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Flights in… Read more »
Andrew Walker Florida State College at Jacksonville Multi-engine Rating Piper Seminole In the photo, Andrew (left side) is congratulated by FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown. This is the final rating for Andrew at FSCJ. He now is headed for Alaska where he will enter pilot training for the airline Era Alaska of Discovery Channel’s… Read more »
Ryan Menze Florida State College at Jacksonville Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land Piper Arrow In the photo, Ryan (left side of photo) is congratulated by his FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown.
John Miller Florida State College at Jacksonville Multi-engine Instructor Rating Piper Seminole In the photo, John is congratulated by FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown. John is in the pilot uniform. John not only is working for Sunrise as a flight instructor but also utilizing his A&P license to fix the planes that he (and… Read more »
Andrew Walker Florida State College at Jacksonville Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Single Engine Land Piper Arrow The picture shows Andrew posing with his flight instructor, Eric Walker (no relation!). Andrew now starts working on his multi-engine rating and plans to be in Alaska by the end of July embarking on his career as a professional… Read more »
Jodi Brommer Florida State College at Jacksonville Instrument Rating (IR) Airplane Cessna 172 Jodi added the Instrument Airplane rating to her existing Instrument Helicopter rating. She is another veteran utilizing the GI Bill to help fund her pilot training at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Michael Hardwick Florida State College Jacksonville Private Pilot License (PPL) Cessna 172 In the photo, Mike (left side of photo) stands with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown. Mike is another veteran who is utilizing his Post 9/11 GI bill education benefits to do flight training at FSCJ.