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How many flight hours do you need to solo?

Whether you’re excited or nervous about your first solo, there comes a time in flight training that requires sole occupancy of the aircraft for the very first time. Whether it takes 20 hours or 30[…]

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How does flight school work?

While many people are interested in working as a professional pilot especially in light of the pressing demand for pilots in areas of the industry such as the airlines, most people don’t know the[…]

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How Many Years is Flight School?

Whether you’ve been dreaming of becoming a professional pilot for quite some time or have recently become interested, it is important to know exactly how many years it will take to complete flight[…]

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Women in Aviation: Past, Present and Future

If you were to board a plane three decades ago, more times than not your pilot would have been male. Today, there is a higher chance that at least one of your pilots or even the captain will be a[…]

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8 Reasons Why Women Should Pursue Their Pilot Career

If you find yourself pondering the question, ‘Can a woman be a pilot?’, I have compiled a list of reasons why women should pursue their pilot careers and break all the stereotypes around it.

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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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