Vital Information
Central Florida Aerospace Academy
4141 Medulla Road
Lakeland, FL  33811

Lead Teacher:  Keith Smith
Phone:  (863) 413-3620
Fax:  (863) 647-4764

Areas of Interest:  Aerospace, Engineering

CFAA Tracks

Aerospace Technologies

This track introduces students to the aerospace environment with a focus on flight, navigation, aircraft systems and design.
Participation in this program provides students with the following:
  • Introduction to the aerospace environment with a focus on flight, navigation, aircraft systems, and design of aircraft and spacecraft
  • Basic introduction to aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, and stability and control
  • Understanding and appreciation of the history of aviation, space flight and exploration, and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • A strong background in and ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering technology
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Opportunities to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Twelve credits of dual enrollment courses through Polk State College‚Äôs Aviation program
  • Completion of Private Pilot written exam
  • High School Diploma

Avionics

This track will prepare students for careers as avionics technicians.
Participation in this program provides students with the following:
  • An introduction to various career opportunities available in the field of avionics
  • An understanding in the basics of troubleshooting, repairing, and installing airborne radio communications, navigation, and radar equipment systems
  • Opportunities to explore and gain introductory experience in the latest, cutting edge avionics advancements
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Certifications in various aspects of avionics
  • High School Diploma

Airframe and Powerplant

Participation in this program provides students with the following:
  • Hands-on training on how to check, inspect, troubleshot, and repair aircraft
  • Systems based instruction in electrical generation and distribution
  • Landing gear and hydraulic systems
  • Air-conditioning, pressurization, and other bleed air systems
  • Aircraft structures and flight control surfaces
  • Aircraft instrument and instrumentation systems
  • Introduction to jet engines (gas turbines)
  • Introduction to reciprocating engines (piston)

Engineering

This track will provide students with a foundation in the field of aerospace engineering.
Participation in this program provides students with the following:
  • Introduction to engineering fundamentals, hands-on experiments, and measurement labs
  • Multidisciplinary engineering topics that parallel college courses in test and measurement; sound and vibration; electricity and electronics, control systems; fluid mechanics; materials; thermodynamics
  • Individual capstone project or emphasis on applied aerospace engineering project
  • High School Diploma
  • Certification: Certified Production Technician

AIR FORCE JROTC

This track will prepare students for careers in aerospace or armed forces.
Participation in this program provides students with the following:
  • Opportunity for general education college credits toward an A.A. or A.S. degree
  • Certificate of Completion with credit toward senior AFROTC program
  • High school diploma
  • Advanced pay grade if enlisting in armed forces