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Pilot License Types and What They Mean

Pilot licenses, or more correctly titled certifications, are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pilots who have completed the required flight and ground hours for a rating as well[…]

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Remembering our Friend and Teacher Satoru "SK" Kamoshita

We at Hillsboro Aero Academy are mourning the sudden loss of our dear friend, colleague, mentor, and teacher Satoru Kamoshita, known to all of us as “SK.” He had been with our school for 24 years but[…]

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Which flight course and flight school are right for you?

As you begin your search for the right flight academy, many people wonder which flight course is best to help them achieve their goals and which flight school will best support those goals. These are[…]

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Pilot?

When deciding on a new or first-time career path, all of us have faced a moment of truth, when our dreams need to be tethered to some tough questions: How many years will it take to build my career?[…]

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Student of Excellence Award Winner Wonkyung 'Zoe' Lee

Wonkyung 'Zoe' Lee is a student you can find almost 24/7 at our Redmond Campus as she is both an airplane flight training student and employee in our line service department.

She joined our flight[…]

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Student's Day Off: Five Memorable  Daytrips from Northwest Oregon

Even the most driven and committed flight student takes at least one day off from pilot classes every week, and that student will have to resist the temptation to take more days off once they[…]
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Student of Excellence Award Winner Ian Bishop

Ian joined HIllsboro Aero Academy in late 2018 with the dream of becoming a professional pilot. He travels from Vancouver to our Hillsboro Campus to pursue that dream and is currently working on his[…]
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Understanding Airplane Ratings: CFI Ratings

In the final installment of our series explaining the ratings required to become a professional pilot, we will focus on the certified flight instructor ratings. The initial Certified Flight[…]

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Understanding Airplane Ratings: the Commercial Pilot Certificate

This week’s installment of Understanding Airplane Ratings focuses on the rating you probably hear the most about and that people are most familiar with, the Commercial Pilot Certificate. This is the[…]

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Understanding Airplane Ratings: the Instrument Rating

So now that we covered the first part of the Professional Pilot Program curriculum last week when we discussed the Private Pilot Certificate, let’s move onto the next step in our aviation training[…]

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