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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 options.[…]

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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, and[…]
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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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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 F-1[…]
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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 pilots[…]
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