MELBOURNE, FLA.—Melbourne resident Michael Grant, assistant chief flight instructor with F.I.T. Aviation LLC, was named by the Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region and the North Florida Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) as the 2010 Certified Flight Instructor of the Year General Aviation Award recipient.
At the university for more than 10 years and with F.I.T. Aviation for six years, Grant earned a Florida Institute of Technology bachelor’s degree in aviation management in 2004. He will complete requirements for a master’s degree in Airport Development and Management in December 2010. He also holds the title F.I.T. aviation retail and international program manager.
Additionally, Felix Fernandez of F.I.T. Aviation was cited as the top aviation maintenance technician in Area 2 at the Regional General Aviation Industry General Aviation Awards.
F.I.T. Aviation provides flight training to the Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics. The college offers six aviation-related Bachelor of Science degrees; three have a flight option. Flight instructors also train non-aeronautics majors and members of the area community, such as Florida Air Academy students. F.I.T. Aviation also maintains and rents aircraft, offers communication backup for NASA’s space shuttle launches, and supports Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute in marine surveys.
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