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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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Skills Needed To Be a Helicopter Pilot

What special skills does a helicopter pilot need?Just like job requirements that help ensure applicants are a good fit for the position, there are special skills required in order to become a[…]

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How To Become A Helicopter Pilot: A Complete Guide

Are you ready to consider a career as a commercial helicopter pilot? This is a career path many people ponder but often consider it too difficult to achieve. The first question our admissions team[…]

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How Long Does Helicopter Pilot Training Take?

So, you’ve decided you’re interested in a helicopter career. Like you, prospective helicopter pilots from around the world took interest in Hillsboro Heli Academy and chose us to help them pursue[…]

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Helicopter Pilot Training School

The path to becoming a professional helicopter pilot is a mystery to many people so let me break it down for you and answer some of our most frequently asked questions about helicopter flight[…]

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A CFI's Perspective on Reasons to Love Oregon

This month, I focused on telling you reasons why Oregon is an incredible place to live and train while completing our helicopter professional pilot program. However, I think it's also important[…]
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What's so special about Portland? Let us tell you.

Last week, I focused on the recreational highlights of our beautiful state, but there’s so much more to experience here. The Troutdale Campus is located about 16 miles from downtown Portland. Most[…]

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Explore Oregon - Our Recreational Adventures

While you will spend a significant amount of time in your flight lessons or studying for them, it’s still important to consider the area where you will be doing your training. You want to ensure it’s[…]

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Understanding Helicopter Ratings: the Certified Flight Instructor Rating

In our fourth and final installment of our blog series on the individual ratings within FAA helicopter training, we have reached the point where the student becomes the teacher: the Certified Flight[…]
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Understanding Helicopter Ratings: the Commercial Pilot Certificate

We're up to the third installment of our May series on the individual ratings in our professional pilot courses , and we're ready to talk about the big dog: the Commercial Pilot Certificate.[…]
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