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Windfarm Support Boosts Helicopter Operations

As we focus this month on helicopter industry news, something we are seeing more of is the use of helicopters to support wind turbine operations. Helicopters provide vital support in a number of[…]

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In the News: Cargo Drones and the Future of Air Transport Pilots (ATP)

When you think about a future career as a commercial pilot, a drone might be the last aircraft you could possibly think of. Aren't those the buzzy toys that Sharper Image sells, the ones that are[…]
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Helicopter Emergency Management Services in the News

If you read last week’s helicopter blog, then it won’t come as a surprise that I am going to focus on helicopter in the news again this week.

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In the News: Air Travel Recovery and the Global Pilot Shortage

Our April blog series focuses on airplane and helicopter stories in the news. On the commercial pilot training side of the house, there is, of course, one story that has dominated headlines for[…]
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How Helicopters Can Be Used in Critical Situations

As we know, helicopters can provide numerous services from search and rescue to aerial firefighting to external load operations. I came upon an article recently called “Could helicopters solve the[…]

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Our Joint EASA-FAA Helicopter Training and Why You Should Care

When we talk to prospective students about what makes our helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli, different from all the other programs out there, we mainly talk about things that have been true about[…]
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Expanded Partnership with Meritize

If you are an aspiring pilot, then you know that the cost of flight training can be a hurdle to pursuing the aviation dream. We at Hillsboro Aero Academy want to make sure our students have[…]

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Hillsboro Aero Academy is a United Aviate Partner School

Did you know that Hillsboro Aero Academy is a United Aviate partner flight school? It’s true! That means that if you are a student or instructor at Hillsboro Aero then you are eligible to apply to[…]

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The Importance of the Flight Environment in Helicopter Pilot Education

If you've been looking around at other helicopter flight schools, you might notice that most of them have one thing in common: they tend to be located in "sun belt" states like Florida, Texas,[…]
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Is Weather Really That Important?

One of the questions we get asked most often in the admissions office is about the weather. People have heard about the rain in the Pacific Northwest and want to know how it will affect their[…]

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