Aerosim Flight Academy Offers $10,000 Scholarship for Qualified Veterans

Flight Academy
is dedicated to the encouragement and development of
future generations of professional pilots. In an effort to further this
mission, Aerosim Flight Academy announces the Veterans Scholarship
Program. This program, a first time offering by the academy, is designed
to offer financial assistance to qualified individuals passionate about
a career in aviation. Eligible participants may receive up to $10,000
toward tuition for the Airline Pilot Track.

Veterans Scholarship
provisions and eligibility requirements are
available at
Applicants’ essays will be evaluated by a scholarship committee on
originality, composition, clarity and relevance to the topic.
Scholarship amounts will vary, are limited and will remain available
until depleted.

For additional information on all available scholarships and financial
aid resources, contact the Aerosim Flight Academy admissions department
at 407-330-7020 or via email at

Veterans in the Workplace

Of note, 2016 has been identified as ‘the year for veterans in the
workplace’ with the United States experiencing unprecedented numbers of
service members transitioning from the military.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans have a
lower unemployment rate at 3.6 percent than Americans overall, who faced
a rate of about five percent (November 2015). This reflects ongoing
efforts to train members of the military with valuable job skills before
they join the workforce, new initiatives by businesses and nonprofits to
get veterans jobs and the changing attitudes among everyday Americans
about the value that former service members bring to the workforce.

With nearly 30 years of experience in aviation, aviation training,
workforce development, resource management and efficiency strategies,
President and General Manager of Aerosim Flight Academy Hank Coates
understands the unique needs and opportunities for veterans in today’s
workplace. Upon earning his Wings of Gold in the United States Navy,
Coates spent 23 years as a naval officer and aviator. Today, he leads
the Aerosim Flight Academy team to deliver world-class flight training
to those seeking to become fully qualified, professional airline pilots.

“Aerosim Flight Academy stands ready to train, recruit and prepare the
next generation of professional pilots and strives to make a seamless
transition for our valued Veterans into the next stage of their career,”
said Coates.

From Combat to Flight: A Veteran’s Story

“Following my military career in the U.S. Army as a combat medic
specialist, I enrolled in Aerosim Flight Academy to pursue my dream of
flying. Now, as a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI), I love being a
part of a professional team training new students. The skills I learned
in my military career, including dedication, loyalty and accepting and
overcoming challenges, have prepared me for the dynamic role at Aerosim
and within the aviation industry. My advice to the next generation of
Veterans is to pursue a career that you really enjoy so you may leverage
your passion and skills for success. Aviation is definitely the
industry and in-demand career choice right now,” said Anthony Rolle,
Veteran and Certificated Flight Instructor at Aerosim Flight Academy.

About Aerosim Flight Academy

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando Sanford
International Airport (SFB), Aerosim Flight Academy is the only flight
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. Aerosim
continually strives to transform students into successful airline pilots
who exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide. The Academy’s
aircraft maintenance department has been recognized and received the
Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence annually
since 2003.

In its 27 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 certificates, while growing its reputation as
one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.

For further information about flight training and pathways to the

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