banyan’s 1st aviation career day deemed a success

December 14, 2017

Banyan Pilot Shop based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport hosted an aviation career day on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Despite the cold and rainy weather, 67 people showed up to network with the flight schools and colleges.  They also had the opportunity to speak with Arlisa Jernigan, Banyan’s Director of People Relations, about Banyan job opportunities.  “It was wonderful to see so many people that are passionate and determined about a career in aviation,” said Jernigan.  “We even had some middle school and high school students exploring aviation career opportunities.”
During the event, several speakers shared their educational programs.  Banyan’s Alejandro Gomez, talked about his career at Banyan as a line technician which advanced into a maintenance technician’s position.  Banyan’s line technician, John Pelaez, had a captive audience watching his precise movements in towing a Gulfstream into the hangar after which several people asked details about becoming a line technician.
Among those exhibiting were: American Flyers, ATP, Banyan Air Service, Broward College, Civil Air Patrol, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Everglades University, Flight Center Flight Academy, Florida Memorial University, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Gleim Aviation, Lynn University, Miami Flight Academy, Phoenix East Aviation, and Sky Eagle Aviation Academy.
This event was coordinated by Nick Yanarella, Pilot Shop Manager, and Richard Haughton, Aviation Consultant in an effort to introduce people to careers in aviation.
Banyan Pilot Shop is a must see destination located at 5320 NW 20th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  It is the largest aviation store in the United States and offers everything a pilot wants or needs for flying.  Tagged as a “Pilot’s Shopping Paradise”, it offers much more than pilot supplies and has products that appeal to everyone such as sunglasses, watches, apparel, TUMI luggage, children’s aviation themed products and more.  In addition, Banyan Pilot Shop features several simulators for guests to try their skills at flying.