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Understanding Helicopter Ratings: the Instrument Rating

Welcome to the second installment of our May series on understanding the ratings and certificates that make up helicopter pilot education under FAA rules. This week's focus is the Helicopter[…]
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Understanding Airplane Ratings: the Private Pilot Certificate

This month we are going to break down all of the ratings and certificates needed to become a professional airplane pilot. When prospective students contact our school with questions about the[…]

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Understanding Helicopter Ratings: the Private Pilot Certificate

In this month's blog series, we're focusing on individual ratings and certificates in flight training -- helping you understand what they can be used for and what the training entails. For […]
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What regional airlines like Avelo, the world's newest, mean for the pilot lifestyle

If you needed any more proof that air travel demand is surging back after COVID -- if the forecasts and the TSA traveler count weren't enough to convince you -- then the launch of a new regional[…]
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Helicopter Innovation & Pilot Demand Go Hand in Hand

For all of you helicopter enthusiasts out there, you have to check out this article by Daniel Bachmann entitled “5 Innovative New Helicopters That Are Coming to the Skies.” He breaks down of the[…]

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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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