Aerosim Flight Academy and Everglades University Partner to Offer Future Pilots Scholarships and Direct Access to Advanced Degrees

SANFORD, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graduates from Aerosim
Flight Academy
who earn the private, instrument and commercial
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification are now eligible to
earn 27 articulated credits toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Aviation/Aerospace at Everglades University – Orlando.

“College experience is becoming increasingly appealing to regional and
major airlines. Our partnership with Everglades University provides
pilots a pathway to earn their certificates and ratings, build flight
hours, gain their four-year degree and transition to the airlines,” said
President and General Manager, Aerosim Flight Academy Hank Coates.

Additionally, Everglades University will offer a scholarship of $1,000
per semester to qualified Aerosim Flight Academy students.

The agreement between Aerosim Flight Academy and Everglades University
is a direct response and viable solution for the unprecedented demand
for pilots spurred by a wave of pilot retirements, more international
travel routes, new FAA mandates of 1,500 required flight hours, and a
strengthening global economy.

“Aerosim Flight Academy takes pride in its successful history of
supplying the airline industry with first rate pilots. We are passionate
about helping our students learn how to fly by achieving two main goals
– training students to be the most knowledgeable, safe, and sought-after
pilots in the aviation industry and helping students and flight
instructors achieve their dreams by placing them with an airline,”
Coates noted.

“Everglades University was founded on its aviation degree programs and
we continue to strive to provide opportunities for aviation
professionals interested in pursuing successful careers in the
aviation/aerospace industry so we are extremely excited about our
collaboration with Aerosim,” said Kristi Mollis, president and CEO of
Everglades University. “Our agreement with Areosim will provide flight
students and flight instructors a seamless pathway from Aerosim into
Everglades University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation/Aerospace
and subsequently with tremendous career advancement opportunities. The
combination of the FAA certifications and academic training will allow
these students to excel in the aviation industry.”

Committed to Aviation Training Excellence

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. The
Academy has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for
its dedication to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and
continually strives to turn students into successful airline pilots that
exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

In its 26 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
airlines visit online at


Aerosim Flight Academy
Laura E. Richeson, APR, 407-616-8108