ATA Flight School’s trusty fleet of Cessna aircrafts provides students with a way to get hands-on experience to earn their private-pilot certification or instrument ratings. Based out of North Perry General Aviation Airport, the FAA-approved professional flight school employs a staff of certified flight instructors who coach aspiring aviators along the way and give pep talks to airplanes prior to liftoff. ATA Flight School also operates Miami Flightseeing, which whisks passengers aloft for tours including The Grand Miami Tour, which flies high over 80 miles of beaches and Downtown Miami, and The Miami Sunset Tour, which reveals beautiful views of the sun as it sets over the Everglades.
Whether in the cockpit of a plane or behind the yoke of a helicopter, Pelican Flight Training's FAA-certified instructors lead pilot-training programs for both vocational and non-vocational purposes. Currently, the school has former students flying in 83 countries across the globe. Before they took to the skies, though, those men and women honed their skills at North Perry Airport, Pelican's main base, which offers miles of open airspace to practice maneuvers and make out-of-shape planes do sprints. For ground training, students study inside Pelican's multi-use facility where instructors lead lessons inside briefing and classroom areas and utilize high-tech equipment, including a weather radar, Alsim ALX 19 flight simulator, and FLYIT helicopter simulator.
For many, flying an airplane is a once in a lifetime experience, and the staff at NS Aviation and happy to make that experience a reality for people every day. Since 1999, the FAA-certified instructors have been teaching their charges to fly their fleet of single-engine aircraft—currently composed of assorted Cessnas, a Twin Comanche, and a Piper Arrow. The school’s introductory lessons acquaint beginners with flight basics, such as how to properly care for a plane’s feathers, and let newbies practice helming the controls and assisting with the landing. For a more rigorous commitment, budding pilots can earn their private pilot license over the course of 50-60 hours, and work up from there to become certified multi-engine pilots, commercial pilots, or certified flight instructors.
Marlon Hyde, Hy-Tech Training Center's founder and CEO, draws from more than two decades of private security-management experience in Jamaica and the United States and boasts a laundry list of training and certifications. At Hy-Tech Training Center, he imparts his wisdom to students across a wide range of fields, ultimately helping them become private investigators and security officials.
He and his certified private investigator instructors show pupils how to execute CPR and first aid, handcuffing technique, and using legal firearms, preparing them for safely and effectively carrying out their duties without cuing Keystone Cops music. During the private investigation course, students glean strategies in handling evidence and courtroom procedures, with an introduction to computer forensics. The week-long intensive rewards graduates with a class-CC certification, which is the first step in gaining a career in the private-security industry.