Honoring their mission to train and deliver the next generation of the worlds aviation professionals, Pan Am International Flight Academy will team with Miami Dade College and establish the Pan Am Career Pilot Academy at Miami Executive Airport in order to conduct a professional flight training program for MDC students that will obtain the FAA certification for Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine rating, and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).
MDC’s President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Mark Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pan Am International Flight Academy will come together this
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
At the MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 6, Room 6100, 300 N.E. Second Ave.
to sign the agreement and celebrate this new era when we will once again see Pan Am branded airplanes flying over our Miami skies.
We would love to have you join us. Both will be available for interviews and media.
Some Background Info:
Pan Am International Flight Academy is a leader in aviation training and has more experience, simulator fleet types and more programs catering to the aviation service industry than any other training organization. As the only surviving division of original Pan American World Airways, Pan Am International Flight Academy can trace its instruction heritage to the earliest days of airline flight training.
Pan Am International Flight Academy has proudly carried on the legacy of Pan American World Airways, the iconic airline founded by Juan Trippe, which has a long history tied to South Florida, and where the International Flight Academy’s headquarters are located.
This partnership will help fuel a growing industry and provide local students with pathways to lucrative careers. A study by Boeing has estimated there is a global need for 637,000 new pilots by 2036. Studies have also shown that aviation is one of South Florida’s top industries, with one in four jobs being related to the aviation industry.
And for Miami-Dade it is even more crucial. Miami is increasing its positioning as an aviation hub. In the past five years, local aviation-sector jobs have grown from a total of $1.2 billion in payroll to $2 billion, now accounting for one of every four local jobs.