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MacDill Aeronautical Academy (MAA) Aerospace Technology

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                                        - Our Classroom views -                                         Our 727 jet engine display

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        Our new Embry-Riddle duel-enrollment class

        Mr. Jeff Kaloostian                             
        Colonel, USAF (retired)                                         
        Commercial Pilot, Instrument rated
        (Single/Multi-Engine, Boeing 707/720)
        (813) 272-3006, x271


        WE ARE NOW DUEL-ENROLLMENT with EMBRY-RIDDLE - YOU CAN EARN COLLEGE CREDITS HERE!                       Welcome!  I'm Mr. Kaloostian (Mr. K), a retired USAF pilot; I flew the KC-135 aerial tanker and B-1B bomber and now fly general aviation Cessna-172s and anything else when somebody will let me!  This is my 10th year teaching Aerospace and I thoroughly enjoy everything about it.  There are more opportunities to get into an exciting career in aerospace than you can imagine, and I'm not just suggesting pilot, mechanic or astronaut.  I invite you to come learn how to fly, build/launch Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and rockets, and research outer space!  Take advantage of all we have to offer: field trips, free airplane rides at the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) "Young Eagles" flights and lots of other opportunities.  
                        Our Advanced Technology Applications (Aerospace Technology IV) students have learned the Computer-Aided Design program, SOLIDWORKS; congratulations to those who earned their Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) industry certification.  The second semester consists of an Embry-Riddle "Unmanned Aerial Systems" course for duel-enrollment college credits!  This Advanced class is open to Aerospace Technology prior classes required!  
                Next year, Aerospace Technology levels 3 and 4 will be receiving ERAU UAS courses and in 2016-2017, three levels (2 - 4) will be receiving ERAU college courses.
                Here at the MAA you get a unique chance to learn, build, experiment, tour and enjoy various aerospace activities and businesses.  Our relationships with MacDill Air Force Base, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aviation Academy (NAA), various aerospace manufacturers and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) open up a world of opportunities to understand the world of military and civilian aerospace.  
                Traditional and IB students may join the Aeronautical Academy!  I encourage you to visit the website then come visit us in room 060 of Robinson HS.  If you enjoy getting your feet off the ground, you'll enjoy our Academy!

Our  trip to MacDill AFB, Feb 2015:

Our 2015 TARC Team!

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William, Megan and Claudia



Please contact me at
Upcoming Events for 2014-2015
August 19 - First day of school

Sep 30 - Tampa International Airport trip

Oct 10 - Southern Manufacturing Technologiy trip

MacDill AFB - February 27

Lockheed - Martin; March 26

Last day of class; June 5th, Friday

Past Activities for 2013-2014
Sep 13th - National Aviation Academy tour

Oct 4th - Manufacturing Day tour of Sypris Electronics

Nov 12th - Tampa Int'l Airport

Dec 7th - Free airplane rides at Tampa Executive Airport with EAA Young Eagles

Jan 30th-EMS Printing (3D printers)

Feb 27th, 2014; MacDill AFB; great tour of squadron, airplane, K-9s and tower

Last Modified: Mar 11, 2015
T. R. Robinson High School -- 6311 S. Lois Ave. -- Tampa, FL 33616 -- Phone: 813-272-3006 -- Attendance Line: 813-272-3006 ext. #1 -- Fax: 813-272-3014