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Tips for First Time Flyers in Small Aircraft

Whether your first flight is a lesson or an introductory flight in a small aircraft, the experience will be unforgettable.

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Announcing our New Title IV Status

We are thrilled to announce that HAA has achieved the status of a Title IV eligible school! Fewer than 1% of flight schools in the U.S. hold Title IV status.

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How many flight hours do you need to solo?

Whether you’re excited or nervous about your first solo, there comes a time in flight training that requires sole occupancy of the aircraft for the very first time. Whether it takes 20 hours or 30[…]

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How does flight school work?

While many people are interested in working as a professional pilot especially in light of the pressing demand for pilots in areas of the industry such as the airlines, most people don’t know the[…]

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How Many Years is Flight School?

Whether you’ve been dreaming of becoming a professional pilot for quite some time or have recently become interested, it is important to know exactly how many years it will take to complete flight[…]

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Women in Aviation: Past, Present and Future

If you were to board a plane three decades ago, more times than not your pilot would have been male. Today, there is a higher chance that at least one of your pilots or even the captain will be a[…]

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8 Reasons Why Women Should Pursue Their Pilot Career

If you find yourself pondering the question, ‘Can a woman be a pilot?’, I have compiled a list of reasons why women should pursue their pilot careers and break all the stereotypes around it.

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Pilot License Types and What They Mean

Pilot licenses, or more correctly titled certifications, are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pilots who have completed the required flight and ground hours for a rating as well[…]

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Announcing our exclusive partnership with Alaska Airlines to launch Ascend Pilot Academy

We at Hillsboro Aero Academy are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air to form the Ascend Pilot Academy (APA) program.

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Skills Needed To Be a Helicopter Pilot

What special skills does a helicopter pilot need?Just like job requirements that help ensure applicants are a good fit for the position, there are special skills required in order to become a[…]

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