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Announcing EASA-Certified Helicopter Flight Training

We are excited to announce a breakthrough for international students interested in doing their helicopter training in the U.S.  Our helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy, just received[…]
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Thank You, Veterans

On this Veterans Day, we thank our military veterans for their courage and sacrifice in service to this country. We also acknowledge in a special way the many veterans who have been and continue to[…]

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Solo Flight in a Helicopter

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The Best Place to Train is also One of the Best Places to Live

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Student of Excellence Award Winner Hangil Won

Hangil "Kevin" Won is a both a student and line service employee at our Redmond Campus. His dedication to his flight training and his job are the reasons his colleagues nominated him for this[…]

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Announcing a new financing partner: Meritize Loans

For aspiring pilots, the cost of flight training can get in the way of pursuing their dream career. At HAA, we work hard to make that cost burden easier, from flexible payment structures to[…]
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Student Profile - Meet Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien came from Pennsylvania to join our airplane training program. He is currently working on his Certified Flight Instructor Rating. Hear what he has to say about his dream job and his[…]

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Autorotations

Let’s talk a bit about "that which shall not be named"….engine failures. Most people know that when an airplanes engine fails the pilot can glide and try to land on a highway or something similar,[…]

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Student of Excellence Award Winner Ryoji Sasaki

Ryoji joined HIllsboro Aero Academy in 2018. He moved from Japan to pursue his professional pilot training at HIllsboro. Here is what his flight instructor, Michael Aguair, had to say about him:

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Hovering a Helicopter. Teaching it and Learning it.

Recently I have been teaching my students how to hover as a breakup activity to other tasks they are learning. Hovering can be mentally taxing on new students so full, hour-long lessons on[…]

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