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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boeing Industry Outlook: Resource for Projecting Pilot Demand

When trying to determine future demand for pilots, one of the resources we turn to is the Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook. This report looks at long-term pilot demand over the next 20 years and[…]

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Student of Excellence Saifeldeen Selim

This month's Student of Excellence Award winner is Saifeldeen Selim, an airplane student at our Hillsboro Campus. Saif moved from Egypt and joined our Professional Pilot Program in 2019. He is[…]

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Student Profile - Meet Desi Hauser

Meet Desi Hauser who joined our Professional Pilot Program in 2020 moving from Switzerland to United States for her training. She is currently working on her Instrument Rating. 
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COVID-19's Impact on Airline Pilot Demand

As the Talent Acquisition Manager for Hillsboro Aero Academy, I can attest to the current competitive market. Pre-pandemic, the industry was booming with pilot jobs in every sector and the shortage[…]

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