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Hovering a Helicopter. Teaching it and Learning it.

Recently I have been teaching my students how to hover as a breakup activity to other tasks they are learning. Hovering can be mentally taxing on new students so full, hour-long lessons on[…]

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Student Profile - Meet Alex Camp

Alex Camp traveled all the way from Australia to join our helicopter program. He is currently working on his Commercial Pilot Certificate. Hear what he has to say about his dream job and his[…]

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Student of Excellence Award Winner

 
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Can helicopters only fly in nice weather?

Helicopter pilots spend a good amount of time planning their flights around weather systems. A smart pilot always has at least a general understanding of the weather forecast for a certain area[…]

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Join Us for a Webinar to Learn More about Flight Training

With so much change happening in the world, it makes many of us think about what's next in our career. Am I in the right job for me or is there another opportunity I should explore? 

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How to Improve Pilot Communication Skills

Effective communication is critical for aviation safety. What can you do to improve your pilot communication skills? If this article peaks your interest and you’re ready to learn more, contact[…]

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Common Misconceptions About Flying a Helicopter

When it comes to equipment or machines that are not commonly used among people, there also comes common misconceptions or myths regarding their operation. This is especially true of helicopters.[…]

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Student Profile - Meet Eric Doughtie

Eric moved from Texas to join HHA in 2020 and is working on his professional pilot training. Read more about his experience at Hillsboro. 
  1. Why do you want to be a pilot and what’s your dream job?
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How Helicopter Rules Differ from Airplane Rules

Helicopters and airplanes both travel in the sky, but the nature of their operation means that many of their procedures markedly diverge from each other. To give you an idea of this, here are a[…]

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Helicopter Operations in Antarctica

As we often mention, helicopters provide vital support for operations around the world and even in the most remote setting, Antarctica, they are mission critical.

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