Augustines's passion for flying began when he was just 8 years old and living next to an airport. Today, as an adult, Augustines still loves airplanes?so much so that after becoming a decorated fighter and helicopter pilot in the Air Force, and flying in exotic locales such as the Himalayas and Hawaii, he shares his 30 years of flying experience with students and instructors at JetEXE Aviation. He's one of the two flight instructors at JetEXE Aviation, teaching budding pilots how to fly out of Sacramento Airport. Under his or his fellow instructor's tutelage, students can enjoy introductory flights or more rigorous training that preps them for assorted pilot licenses. For non-pilots, the aviation company's team also helms charter flights, ideal for getting from Point A to Point B without having to tunnel there, and customizes the flights for each customer, including Bay area and Napa Valley tours.
Owner and founder James Radford boasts nearly 15 years of professional shot-snapping experience. And as a dedicated Eagle Scout and Cubmaster, he possesses the wherewithal to lead children’s photography classes. Designed for 3rd- to 12th-graders, his classes come in three main varieties: four-week afterschool programs, midday sessions for homeschoolers, and weeklong photography camps, each ideal for little ones out to prove the tooth fairy is really Glenn Close. Beyond kids’ courses, Radford offers adult-aimed photo tours that include composition basics and an introduction to Photoshop.
Paul Mitchell The School complements the mission statement of its home?MTI College?by giving students the opportunity to pursue their passion for hair care in employment-driven programs that emphasize hands-on training. With the help of sage instructors, the school's aspiring stylists showcase their skills by offering trims as well as more in-depth treatments that can create dramatic new looks for their clients. A cut and style session gives hairdos a new life and coloring and texturizing treatments add depth where it's needed most. As an added bonus, every haircut includes a soothing five-minute scalp treatment that helps alleviate stress and removes long-forgotten birthday party hats.
One of the largest sewing machine companies in Northern California, Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center has been equipping its clientele with sewing machines, sergers, and embroidery machines since it first opened in 1930. At its 20,000-square-foot Sacramento headquarters and each branch location, the family-owned business pairs machines from brands such as Bernina, Brother, Viking, Baby Lock, and Janome with classes and software that can help users hone their skills. Factory-trained technicians roam the shelves and are available to repair broken machines or interpret messages woven by fortune-telling looms.