Ribbon Cutting for Tradewind Flight Services
We cordially invite you to attend a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the new ownership at Tradewind Flight Services Inc. We also want to celebrate the great partnership between Tradewind Flight Services Inc and Craven Community College on their new flight program.
Craven Community College?s (Craven CC) new Aviation Management and Career Pilot (AMCP) degree program will teach students what it takes to be a commercial pilot, help launch careers and reach new heights. The program will serve as the runway that propels students and allows educational dreams to take flight.
Additionally, the high school population can benefit from the program. It can be offered through Craven CC?s Career & College Promise (CCP), a program in which high school juniors and seniors can earn both college and high school credits. The AMCP program will enable eligible students to complete prerequisites for the AMCP degree, allowing them to enter the workforce sooner.
Program graduates will earn a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating, as well as multiengine rating. They will be qualified for jobs as commercial, corporate and military pilots, as well as airport managers, fixed-base operators, flight instructors, flight dispatchers and more.
Tradewind Aviation International (TAI), a flight school based at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, merged with a subsidiary of ONVOI Global Services to form Tradewind Flight Services Incorporated (TFSI). TAI recently entered into an agreement with Craven CC to provide flight-training courses for the AMCP program. Craven CC looks forward to utilizing TAI?s resources and personnel to assists students during in-air training.
Due to the partnerships with TAI and ONVOI Global Services, the AMCP program will be recognized as a Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) program, allowing graduates to earn an airline or cargo pilot position with less than the federal mandate of 1,500 total flight hours. Since Craven CC is a two-year institution, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reduces the total flight time program graduates must achieve.