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Academy of Aviation & Leadership (PMA)

Academy of Aviation & Leadership
Porterville Military Academy (PMA)
The Academy of Aviation & Leadership provides realistic applied leadership challenges and an introduction to the world of aviation and drone operation in a rigorous academic setting to mold students to be model, civic-minded professionals that are tomorrow’s public service, civic, and aviation leaders. 
Regardless of career aspirations, success will require students to be a person of character, to be committed to the cause, and to have perseverance to see the job through. Porterville Military Academy uses the military lens to maximize the opportunities for realistic applied leadership experiences and aviation.  Such experiences will prepare students with the skills and knowledge to not only be successful in any endeavor, but to be the effective leader that allows for a team's success. 
PMA believes in developing the whole person based on the Four Pillars: academic excellence, leadership by example, civic responsibility, and physical fitness & well-being. It is through these four pillars that PMA students will have what’s necessary for success in the 21st century. 
  • Flight Simulators (Aviation)
  • Unmanned Aircraft (drones) certifications 
  • Drill Competitions & Marksmanship
  • Bivouacs (Basic Survival Training)
  • Extreme Team Challenge
  • Obstacle and Confidence courses
  • Leadership Reaction courses
  • Leadership Philosophy
  • First Aid certifications 
PMA's Program of Study includes: 
  • CA Cadet Corp I, II, III
  • Leadership 300, 400
  • AOPA Aviation Curriculum 
  • STEM Pilot Program (Aviation)
  • Methods of Instruction and Lesson Planning
  • Topographic & GIS Skills and Abilities 
  • Drill and Ceremonies (Marching)
  • A-G UC approved core courses
Pathway Lead: Minervo Ramirez - Email
Advisory Board Chair: Ron Irish, Owner of Stop Alarm
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