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How To Become A Helicopter Pilot: A Complete Guide

Are you ready to consider a career as a commercial helicopter pilot? This is a career path many people ponder but often consider it too difficult to achieve. The first question our admissions team[…]

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How Long Does Helicopter Pilot Training Take?

So, you’ve decided you’re interested in a helicopter career. Like you, prospective helicopter pilots from around the world took interest in Hillsboro Heli Academy and chose us to help them pursue[…]

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Helicopter Pilot Training School

The path to becoming a professional helicopter pilot is a mystery to many people so let me break it down for you and answer some of our most frequently asked questions about helicopter flight[…]

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Remembering our Friend and Teacher Satoru "SK" Kamoshita

We at Hillsboro Aero Academy are mourning the sudden loss of our dear friend, colleague, mentor, and teacher Satoru Kamoshita, known to all of us as “SK.” He had been with our school for 24 years but[…]

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Which flight course and flight school are right for you?

As you begin your search for the right flight academy, many people wonder which flight course is best to help them achieve their goals and which flight school will best support those goals. These are[…]

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Pilot?

When deciding on a new or first-time career path, all of us have faced a moment of truth, when our dreams need to be tethered to some tough questions: How many years will it take to build my career?[…]

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Announcing Our New Helicopter Training Financing Option through Meritize*

We've been working to expand access to financing options for our helicopter students, and we're pleased to be able to make the announcement shown below. For questions about this program or any aspect[…]

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Student of Excellence Award Winner Wonkyung 'Zoe' Lee

Wonkyung 'Zoe' Lee is a student you can find almost 24/7 at our Redmond Campus as she is both an airplane flight training student and employee in our line service department.

She joined our flight[…]

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Student's Day Off, Part 2: Five Memorable Daytrips in Central Oregon

Last week I wrote about the many epic day trips available to students at our Hillsboro and Troutdale campuses in Northwest Oregon. Students at our Redmond campus in Central Oregon need not feel left[…]

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A CFI's Perspective on Reasons to Love Oregon

This month, I focused on telling you reasons why Oregon is an incredible place to live and train while completing our helicopter professional pilot program. However, I think it's also important[…]
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