Celebrating Women in Aviation: Meet Julaisy Ramos, Manager of Maintenance Administration at Aerostar Training Services

The aviation industry has always been an exciting and challenging field, and it takes a committed and passionate person to truly  to succeed in it.

Julaisy Ramos, Manager of Maintenance Administration at Aerostar Training Services, is one of those people. She has worked her way up from an avionics technician to her current position, and is currently pursuing her private pilot certification. As we celebrate Women in Aviation Week, we take a closer look at Julaisy’s journey and her experiences in the aviation industry.

Julaisy’s love for aviation began early, with a fascination for the sound of turbines and the feeling of taking off. Although no one in her family had any background in aviation, Julaisy knew that it was the field she wanted to pursue. After graduating from high school, she originally wanted to join the Airforce to become a rescuer who jumps out of planes. However, she ultimately decided to study avionics technology, which eventually led her to Aerostar.

Throughout her journey, Julaisy has had the support of mentors and teachers who have helped her grow and succeed in the industry. One of her mentors, David Ramos, motivated her to continue in the industry and introduced her to Aerostar. At Aerostar, she has had many teachers who have helped her understand aviation concepts and she has worked with a great team who has supported her through the challenges.

For Julaisy, the best part of her job is seeing the smiles on the faces of those who come to Aerostar for the first time to use the full-scale simulator, as well as the smiles of pilots when they complete their certifications. She enjoys being a part of an industry that provides an important service and helps people achieve their goals.

Julaisy is also working on obtaining her private pilot certification, and while her initial goal is personal, she has not ruled out the idea of becoming a commercial pilot in the future. For anyone considering a career in aviation, Julaisy advises that it is a beautiful field, but it requires a lot of effort, dedication, and sacrifice. However, she believes that the reward is worth it, and that the feeling of flying is worth any sacrifice.

For those mentoring women in aviation, Julaisy’s advice is to keep going until you surpass society’s perspectives. She encourages aspiring aviators to be willing to learn, and to allow others with more experience to train and guide them. In the end, she believes that with hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn, anyone can succeed in the aviation industry.

Julaisy’s story is a testament to the power of hard work and perseverance. She has overcome challenges and worked her way up in the aviation industry, and she continues to pursue her passion for flying. Her experiences can inspire others to pursue their own dreams, and her advice can guide others in their own journeys. We are proud to have Julaisy on our team at Aerostar, and we celebrate her and all women in aviation.

ATPA Partnership

AeroStar Partners with APTA to Provide Boeing 737 Type Rating Training to Australian Students!

The Australian Pilot Training Alliance (APTA) has partnered with AeroStar to make Boeing 737 Type Rating training available to Australian students!

This program provides a pathway for Australian pilots to gain access to US flight and simulator training to meet the rising need for B737 pilots worldwide.

This program allows pilots to complete the bulk of their training in Australia. Then they complete the program with an 8-day visit to AeroStar in Kissimmee, Florida to study with US instructors and AeroStar’s full-motion, Level D simulators.

Access to FAA / CASA conversion courses and type ratings hosted by an established Australian ATO  (Approved training Organization) with an advanced aircraft and simulation capabilities. The ATO even offers a B737NG FTD to best prepare their customers for better success in type rating programs at AeroStar.

This makes APTA a fantastic option for pilots from that region of the world to bridge into a US license or a jet type rating course.

For more information, complete this form on the ATPA web site.



AeroStar Named One of 50 Florida Companies to Watch

August 4, 2019
News Release
For Immediate Release


— Entrepreneurial styles, corporate cultures give these second-stage companies competitive advantages—

KISSIMMEE, Florida, August 4, 2019— AeroStar Training Services is pleased to announce 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. AeroStar was selected to be included on this list from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

AeroStar’s management team, competitive market position, and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.   

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said. 

Deidra Toye, AeroStar’s owner and CEO said, “We are grateful for this opportunity to be recognized by GrowFL for our contribution to the aviation industry and to Central Florida’s economy. We look forward to continuing to partner with the community and other aviation organizations to train world-class pilots and overcome the existing pilot shortage.” 

Joining AeroStar on the Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:

Company Name City County Primary Business
Accelirate, Inc. Sunrise Broward Information Technology
ADVOS Legal, PLLC Ponte Vedra Beach St. Johns Legal Services
AeroStar Training Services, LLC Kissimmee Osceola  Transportation and Warehousing
Align Business Advisory Services Winter Park Orange Finance and Insurance
Beryl Project Engineering Tampa Hillsborough Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
BioDerm, Inc. Largo Pinellas Manufacturing
Centerline Brackets St. Augustine St. Johns Manufacturing 
Cottrell Title & Escrow Naples Collier Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Crevalle Boats Wildwood Sumter Manufacturing
Davis Industrial Tampa  Hillsborough Manufacturing
Dedicated IT Riviera Beach Palm Beach Information Technology 
EarthBalance North Port Sarasota Other Services (except Public Administration) 
ECHO UES, Inc. Tampa Hillsborough Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Express Freight, Inc. Orlando Orange Transportation and Warehousing 
FLYMOTION Tampa Hillsborough Information Technology 
FutureCow Sanford Seminole Manufacturing
Global Jetcare, Inc. Brooksville Hernando Health Care and Social Assistance
Kira Labs, Inc. Pompano Beach Broward Manufacturing 
MagicalButter.com Port Richey Pasco Manufacturing
MAS Environmental, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Waste Management and Remediation Services 
McCormick Stevenson Corporation Clearwater Pinellas Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Mettauer Environmental Alva Lee Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 
Mother Kombucha St. Petersburg Pinellas Manufacturing
National Drug Screening, Inc. Melbourne Brevard Other Services (except Public Administration) 
Neobroadband, Inc. Doral Miami-Dade Telecommunications
OCULUS Surgical, Inc. Port St. Lucie St. Lucie Manufacturing 
OIT, LLC Miami Lakes Miami-Dade Telecommunications
OnMed, LLC Clearwater Pinellas Health Care and Social Assistance
OnPay Solutions, Inc. Jacksonville  Duval Information Technology 
PeakActivity Boynton Beach Palm Beach Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Pepine Realty Gainesville Alachua Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Powerful Foods, LLC Miami Miami-Dade Retail Trade
Probability and Statistics, Inc. Palm Bay Brevard Information Technology
Raider Outboards, Inc. Titusville Brevard Scientific Research and Development 
Rudram Engineering, Inc. Rockledge Brevard Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 
SiteREADY Tampa Hillsborough Information Technology
Smart Baking Company Sanford Seminole Accommodation and Food Services
Solar Stik, Inc. St. Augustine St. Johns Scientific Research and Development 
Steamroller Studios  Mount Dora Lake Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 
StrataPT, LLC Osprey Sarasota Administrative and Support Services 
TeleVoIPs Brandon Hillsborough Telecommunications
The Lunz Group Lakeland Polk Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 
TheraPeeds Family Center Davie Broward Health Care and Social Assistance
Tomahawk Robotics Melbourne Brevard Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Total Nutrition Technology Leesburg Lake Manufacturing 
VeraData Fort Myers Lee Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Vistra Communications Lutz Hillsborough Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Waypoint Contracting, Inc. Miami Miami-Dade Construction
WestCMR, LLC Clearwater Pinellas Other Services (except Public Administration) 
Wild Florida Kenansville Osceola Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

“This list recognizes second-stage Florida companies with passionate leaders who are making a difference in growing and diversifying our economy,” said Jennifer Barrows, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board and Business Development Executive with WithumSmith+Brown, PC.  Second-stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

From 2015 through 2018, these companies generated $923 million in revenue and added 935 employees, reflecting a 123.9% increase in revenue and 131% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 31% average annual revenue growth and 32.2% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2019, with a 34.8% revenue increase and 36.8% growth in employees compared to 2018. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.38 billion in revenue and added 1,541 employees over the last five years — a 201.9% increase in revenue and 216% increase in jobs since 2015.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on November 14, 2019 at the Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk in Orlando, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw19/about-flctw/


About AeroStar Training Services:

AeroStar Training Services is located in the Greater Orlando area, in the heart of Kissimmee, Florida. AeroStar provides the highest quality initial pilot training, ATP-CTP, Airbus & Boeing Type Ratings for the global aviation industry by delivering tangible, timely, and cost effective results. AeroStar was founded by a team of experienced aviation professionals in 2008 with a vision that aviation training should be affordable, state-of-the-art, and provide an enjoyable learning experience for all students. We focus on the highest quality training, yet making it affordable and flexible, to meet the needs of our customers’ busy schedules.

AeroStar Training Services
Media Contact: Robin Frey, Director of Marketing

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (407) 888-9011  


GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 10 employees and a $1 million in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website: growfl.com https://www.growfl.com/flctw19/about-flctw/

About the Edward Lowe Foundation: 

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan.