NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING FINALIZES COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WITH EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY WORLDWIDE

NASHVILLE, TENN. June 19, 2017 — Nashville Flight Training (NFT) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide (ERAU-W) finalized an agreement offering NFT flight students an educational path to a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree while working to receive a pilot license. The educational program makes it possible for NFT students to complete training as fully licensed and rated commercial pilots with the aviation-related university degree necessary for a commercial pilot career in the airline industry.

“We are excited to finalize an agreement with Embry-Riddle for a cooperative education path for our flight students,” said Chris Erlanson, Nashville Flight Training owner and president. “This program offers our students an opportunity to receive an Embry-Riddle education while working toward a pilot license at our school, preparing them to enter the aviation industry as commercial pilots.”

The agreement comes at a good time, as various industry reports indicate the supply of qualified commercial pilots is not meeting the needs for pilots in the industry. This agreement will allow NFT pilots to start in their careers for a smaller airline and then move into the ranks of the major airlines.

“Embry-Riddle is delighted to join forces with Nashville Fight Training to provide a career pathway for ambitious men and women who want to learn to fly in the commercial aviation industry,” said Michael Kosher, director of business development and enrollment at Embry-Riddle. “We are excited to be part of this initiative.”

About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. For the last two years, Nashville Flight Training has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the world’s largest aviation association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The flight school was awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll in 2015 and 2016, a title given to an elite list of flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll. Nashville Flight Training was also the launch partner school for the ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program offering aviation students career progression opportunities with ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW). For more information about Nashville Flight Training visit www.nashvilleflightraining.com.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a non-profit, independent institution offering more than 80 associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering, and Security & Intelligence. ERAU educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, FL and Prescott, AZ, and through the Worldwide Campus, which operates a globally recognized learning system that leverages online and face-to-face instruction and a network of education facilities designed to support student advancement in the United States and abroad. For more information about Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University visit worldwide.erau.edu.

 

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First Officer Jonathan Hester, ExpressJet Airlines, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Graduate and former Nashville Flight Training Instructor
Chris Erlanson, President Nashville Flight Training
Bill Gibbs, Director of Campus Outreach & Base Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Captain Joey Cook, Manager – Flight Operations Hiring and Recruitment | ExpressJet Airlines

Nashville Flight Training OPEN HOUSE – May 4th!

Mark Your Calendars for our

FREE OPEN HOUSE: May 4th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

FREE Food & Refreshments!

As we celebrate “Learn to Fly” month, here’s your opportunity to answer the question “WHY FLY?”

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get your pilot’s license and the benefits of flying such as…..

– No more waiting in line at the airport

– Fly when you want, where you want, with whom you want

– Fly affordably. No more individual tickets

….and more!

Space is limited, so CALL 615-366-9192 or email RSVP@nashvilleflighttraining.com to reserve your spot today!

Nashville International Airport (BNA),

801 Hangar Ln, Hangar #7

Nashville, TN 37217

www.NashvilleFlightTraining.com

Join us on Meetup.com today to reserve your spot and be in the loop on upcoming events!

Nashville Flight Training Recognized For Flight Training Excellence By World’s Largest Aviation Association

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Nashville-based flight school, Nashville Flight Training, has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the world’s largest aviation association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The flight school has been awarded a spot on the 2016 Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.
 
AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “This year’s winners are great examples of high quality and effective flight training. The recognition is well deserved,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s senior manager of flight training initiatives. “The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge.  We are excited to spotlight their excellent work.”
 
“To receive this award two years in a row has been humbling to say the least,” said Chris Erlanson, Nashville Flight Training president. “We’re thankful to the AOPA for recognizing us with this accolade and recognize that we couldn’t do it without our outstanding instructors, support staff and of course the best students in the world.”
 
The 2016 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 789 different flight schools and 1,515 individual flight instructors.
 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground School – Saturday November 19th, 2016

Nashville Flight Training

Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Ground School

Saturday November 19th
9:00am to 3:00pm

 

This course will focus on the written component of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems flight standards and will be useful for students passing their required Part 107 FAA examination.

 

Cost to the student:  $595   ($445 for class and $150 for testing fee)
Includes the study guide, 2017 FAR/AIM regulation handbook and testing fee.

 

Topics Covered Include
Airspace Classification, Operating Requirements and Flight Restrictions
Aviation Weather Sources
Effects of Weather on Small Unmanned Aircraft Performance
Emergency Procedures
Crew Resource Management
Radio Communication Procedures
Determining the Performance of Small Unmanned Aircraft
Physiological Factors Affecting Pilot Performance
Aeronautical Decision-Making and Judgement
Airport Operations
Maintenance and Preflight Inspection Procedures

 

Due to FAA regulations, there will not be any drones allowed on airport facilities.  All time spent will be classroom oriented.

 

Upon completion of the course, students may schedule the written test at their convenience.

 

Students can register by visiting www.NashvilleFlightTraining.com and clicking on STORE.
Class will be limited to 30 attendees.

NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING NAMED LAUNCH PARTNER SCHOOL FOR EXPRESSJET AIRLINES PREFERRED SCHOOL PROGRAM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING NAMED LAUNCH PARTNER SCHOOL FOR EXPRESSJET AIRLINES PREFERRED SCHOOL PROGRAM
Program to offer Nashville Flight Training aviation students’ career opportunities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 22, 2016 – Nashville Flight Training has been named the launch partner school for the ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program (PSP). The announcement was made during a signing event today. The program will offer Nashville Flight Training aviation students’ career progression opportunities with ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW).

“We are honored to be the launch school for the ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program,” said Chris Erlanson, Nashville Flight Training president. “This program is a mutually beneficial opportunity, allowing our school to provide a career path for our flight students while helping fill the pilot pipeline for ExpressJet.”

Through the preferred school agreement students completing flight training at a partner school will receive an early interview at ExpressJet. Upon successful completion of the interview, qualifying students will be offered a conditional offer of employment with ExpressJet. He or she would continue to flight instruct as a Certified Flight Instructor for Nashville Flight Training until they meet the required hours to be hired at ExpressJet. ExpressJet is the only regional airline that offers career pathways to United Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

The ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program is also a unique way to address the pilot shortage the aviation industry is already experiencing.

For more information on NFT’s aviation program, located at the Nashville International Airport, contact Isaac Shrum, director of marketing and sales – isaac@nashvilleflighttraining.com.

About ExpressJet Airlines

Headquartered in Atlanta, ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is the world’s largest regional airline with 8,000 aviation professionals, an average of 1,200 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of Embraer and Bombardier aircraft. Through capacity purchase agreements, ExpressJet operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to serve 200 airports in 42 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit expressjet.com.

About Nashville Flight Training

Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. Nashville Flight Training has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the world’s largest aviation association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The flight school has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to an elite list of flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.

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Accelerated Ground School – Monday July 11 / July 18 / July 25 / August 1 / August 8 / August 15

Nashville Flight Training has opened registration for their “Accelerated Ground School” for the general public. This course will focus on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and will be useful for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. All training may be applied toward the FAA requirements for a private pilot certification.

Each class will be one night per week – every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 running from Monday July 11 / July 18 / July 25 / August 1 / August 8 / August 15. The student will receive a total of 12 hours of ground school over those 6 classes.

Cost to the student: $379 (a $480 value) Adult students who bring their children (between 12 and 17) can register their child for an additional $249.

Topics Covered:
Aircraft Systems
Airport Information
Airspace and Sectional
Weather Analysis
Performance Calculations
Cross Country Planning

Registration is limited to 30 people and closes one week before the class begins.

More details are available by calling 615-366-9192.

NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH AVIATION CAMP

For Immediate Release

Thursday March 31, 2016

 

NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH AVIATION CAMP

Nationally recognized flight school debuts “Nashville Pilot Camp” program for teens.

 

Nashville, Tenn – Nashville Flight Training announces Nashville Pilot Camp June 27 through July 1 for teens ages 13 to 18 with an interest in aviation. Attendees will receive FAA-certified flight instruction in a real airplane. Additionally, participants will receive tours of aviation maintenance facilities and other support facilities at the Nashville International Airport.

 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to train the next generation of pilots here in Nashville,” says Isaac Shrum, Nashville Flight Training’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “The national pilot shortage we are currently experiencing makes this the perfect time to learn to fly, especially for youth with future plans of becoming a professional pilot.”

 

Specially designed for ages 13 to 18, Nashville Pilot Camp offers the opportunity to find out what it really takes to learn to fly. During this one week summer camp, students will learn through hands-on participation as they gain valuable aviation experience. Participants also will learn disciplines of aviation through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while meeting like-minded aviation enthusiasts their own age. For more information or to register, visit www.nashvilleflightraining.com or call 615-366-9192.

 

ABOUT NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING:

Nashville Flight Training was started in 2010 with its base at Nashville International Airport. Recently recognized nationally with the AOPA 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, the flight training facility features state-of-the-art equipment and award-winning instructors capable of taking a student from initial private pilot training to a career in aviation. Since its inception, Nashville Flight Training has offered instruction to hundreds of students. For more information, visit its website at www.NashvilleFlightTraining.com or call 615-366-9192.

 

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