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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

Piloting helicopters successfully is a hard, interesting, and extremely enjoyable skill set, and obtaining your helicopter pilot education is the very first step on the road to becoming a[…]

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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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Student Profile - Meet Pablo Vivas San Jose

Pablo is a student who at 17 decided that being a helicopter pilot was the career path he wanted to pursue so he joined Hillsboro Heli Academy's Professional Pilot Program in 2020.Why do you want to[…]

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What's the Difference Between Part 61 and Part 141?

Part 141 and Part 61 are two different ways to approach your training. Both FAR Part 61 and Part 141 training demand the same minimum standards for you to get your pilot certificate, but FAR Part 141[…]

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The Right Stuff: 4 Key Traits of Future Airline Pilots

In Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff, about the early days of America’s space program, the test pilots and astronauts with the proverbial “right stuff” had a certain combination of mental aptitude,[…]

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