Flight Training Instructor Mitri Garib – The Man Who Trains Future Pilots

Mr. Mitri Garib standing beside a Redhawk 172 flight training aircraft.

Mitri Garib is the flight training instructor at Marine Military Academy in Harlingen. The South Texas native started flying in 1991 and received his pilot certification in 1994 from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Garib has been teaching people how to fly since 1998. For the past 14 years, he has been training the cadets of MMA … and he still loves his job! Take a moment to meet this flight instructor pilot and learn more about his career. Q&A with Flight Instructor Mitri Garib Q: When did you first take an interest in flying? A: I’ve wanted to fly ever since I can remember. … Continue reading

Posted in Pilot Certificate Program

Chosin Few Memorial Gate

The Chosin Few Memorial Gate

It’s Not Misspelled!: MMA’s Chosin Few Gate Is Dedicated to the Forgotten War At the southern entrance of the Marine Military Academy (MMA) campus in Harlingen, Texas, is a gate named “Chosin Few Memorial Gate.” If you noticed Chosin was spelled with an i instead of an e and you thought it was a typo, then you don’t know about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The Frozen Chosin and the Chosin Reservoir Battle According to MMA Superintendent Col R. Glenn Hill, the Korean War (1950-1953) is often known as the “Forgotten War.”  MMA, a college-preparatory boarding school founded and run by Marines, decided it would never forget … Continue reading

Posted in General News

Understand Early College Admission Programs

College Room

What is Early College Admission? Early college admission allows high school seniors to apply and receive an acceptance letter before the regular admission deadline.  Application deadlines for early admission programs are at the beginning of  October and   admission decisions are returned by mid-December. By applying for early admissions you demonstrate a decisive desire to attend a school which may slightly improve your chances of acceptance.    You’ll also receive an admission decision sooner.  Instead of waiting until spring for the admission verdict you will know in December.  This should help to reduce your “worry/stress factor” and allow you to focus on enjoying your senior year.  Early admissions will also decrease the number of applications you will … Continue reading

Posted in College Admissions Counseling

Flight Training at the Marine Military Academy

pre-flight fuel sample

In the following video you’ll meet two flight school students and their instructor, Mitri Garib, from the Marine Military Academy’s aerospace program.  They will briefly demonstrate part of the pre-flight check of a Redhawk Cessna 172, explain how they became interested in aviation, discussion the flight training program at the Marine Military Academy and demonstrate the Redbird FMX full-motion simulator used by the program.  A Brief Video Overview of Marine Military Academy’s Flight Training Program  Video Transcription For the pre-flight we are going to follow the checklist .  We will be looking to make sure that we don’t have anything loose or missing or anything of that sort.  Ok what is next? … Continue reading

Posted in Pilot Certificate Program