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HAA Approved to Offer New Loan Program

Hillsboro Aero Academy is now approved to offer the Wells Fargo Collegiate loan for both our airplane and helicopter training programs. The Wells Fargo Collegiate student loan is designed to cover[…]

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Brand Experience Video: Joel Beckett

Listen to HAA and Portland Community College graduate Joel Beckett speak about his flight training experience. Joel was around aviation from a very young age and knew this was the career path for[…]

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Study Projects Significant Need for Helicopter Pilots and Mechanics

A recent study commissioned by Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) and the University of North Dakota (UND) forecasted the U.S. supply of helicopter pilot and mechanics over the next 18[…]

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Windells Academy & Hillsboro Aero Academy Launch Aviation Program for High School Students

Windells Academy, the famed action sports boarding school, and Hillsboro Aero Academy (HAA), the largest combined helicopter and airplane pilot training school in the US, have partnered to create[…]

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Brand Experience Video: Trent Vick

Trent Vick, 2017 Appareo Pilot of the Year Award recipient, first dreamed of becoming a helicopter pilot after seeing an emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter at a high school event. This[…]

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Brand Experience Video: Brett Schnirring

We are delighted to release the first of a series of Brand Experience videos. Brett Schnirring, a US military veteran and helicopter pilot, talks passionately about his experience as a student at[…]

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Industry News: Bell Helicopter Begins Delivery of 9 Helicopters to Chile

In September 2017, Bell Helicopter delivered two of nine Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Santiago, Chile where they will be used for corporate transportation. Read the entire press release here.

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Video: Safety Conference Session 4

Here's the video of the fourth session of the 2017 HAA Safety Conference. Once again, the featured speaker is Sean Jeralds. He is an assistant professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle[…]

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Video: Safety Conference Session 3

This is the video from the third session of the HAA Safety Conference which took place in January. The speaker is Sean Jeralds, an assistant professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle[…]

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Video: Safety Conference Session 2

Here is the video from another session at the 2017 HAA Safety Conference. The speaker is Sean Jeralds, an assistant professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in[…]

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