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The F-1 Visa and Professional Pilot Programs: Why It Matters

We know that most international students choose our professional pilot program for their airplane or helicopter training not just because of our global reputation, but also because we offer the[…]
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Student Profile - Meet Hayato Konaka

Meet Hayato Konaka who moved from Japan to the United States to join our professional pilot training program. He started his pilot classes in March 2020.
  1. Why do you want to be a pilot and what’s[…]
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The Home of the Helicopter: Five Oregon Helicopter Employers You Should Know

When you join the commercial helicopter pilot training community, one of the first things you’ll notice is just how small this industry really is. There are about 15,000 commercial helicopter[…]
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The Four Paths to Flight Training School

Flight training will offer you plenty of challenges; understanding how to enroll in a flight training school shouldn’t be one of them. The goal of this blog series is to dispel some of the common[…]
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Student of Excellence Award Winner Gongju Zhang

For the month of February, Gongju “Luke” Zhang has been selected as our Student of Excellence Award winner. Luke is an airplane student at our Redmond Campus who came to Hillsboro Aero Academy in[…]

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What You Need to Know About Aviation Medicals

You have now found the school you would like to attend, completed an introductory demonstration flight, and have made the decision to learn how to fly but what else do you need to become a pilot?

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Why CFI? Understanding the Role of Flight Instructor Training

When you begin looking into career paths to becoming an airline pilot, you will confront a confusing array of numbers — representing flight hours, costs, regulations, etc. But you’ll find that one[…]
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Decision Making and Disorientation: The Kobe Bryant Accident

It’s been just over one year since a Sikorsky S-76 crashed in Calabasas, California killing nine individuals including famous basketball player Kobe Bryant. On February 9th, 2021 the NTSB issued a[…]

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Preparing for Flight School - An Instructor's Perspective

Proficiently piloting helicopters is a skillset and career path that is challenging, engaging, and super fun, and getting your helicopter pilot education is the first step in the journey to[…]

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6 Must-Have Mobile Apps to Prepare You For Flight School

The best pilots thrive on data; they learn to take in multiple data streams all at once, from instrument readings to ATC communications to their own eyes and ears, to help them make better decisions[…]

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