The National Aviator Foundation, the nation’s leading aviation training academy, is opening a new location in the U.S. and is looking for pilots who want to pursue aviation as a career.
The academy will move its current Lincoln Aviation Field, a facility that dates to the 1940s, to a new facility in North Las Vegas, NV.
The new Lincoln Airport will also be the new home of the aviator-training center, according to a statement from the NAF.
The NAF’s flight school will be located at the newly opened Lincoln Aviation Stadium, which opened in 2018 and features a large, state-of-the-art facility, the association said in a statement.
The Lincoln Aviation Park and Museum will also move into the stadium’s grounds.
The Lincoln Aviation Academy has been the hub of aviation training in the United States for nearly 30 years, said Tom Gorman, the academy’s founder and president.
He said he’s been searching for the right location for more than 20 years.
“We’ve always been able to find the right site,” Gorman said.
“We’ve been working with our partners and we’ve been able with the right partners to get the right land.”
The academy was founded in 2006 by Gorman and his wife, Deborah, and now employs over 800 pilots and instructors.
The NAF hopes the new Lincoln location will help fill the training void.
“The Academy is excited to offer our students the opportunity to gain hands-on training in flying and the aviation industry,” Goyer said in the statement.
“Our pilots and aviation instructors are able to teach students about aircraft, airplanes, the avionics and safety technologies of today, and how to operate them safely.”
Gorman said the academy has been looking for a new home for the training facility for some time, but it was only recently that the space was officially opened.
The space will be open to the public, and the NAA is hoping to see a lot of interest from aviation enthusiasts.
“There’s going to be a ton of excitement,” Gomer said.
“I think this will be a fantastic addition to the community.”