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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[…]
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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[…]

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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[…]
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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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Understanding Helicopter Ratings: the Instrument Rating

Welcome to the second installment of our May series on understanding the ratings and certificates that make up helicopter pilot education under FAA rules. This week's focus is the Helicopter[…]
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Helicopter Innovation & Pilot Demand Go Hand in Hand

For all of you helicopter enthusiasts out there, you have to check out this article by Daniel Bachmann entitled “5 Innovative New Helicopters That Are Coming to the Skies.” He breaks down of the[…]

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Windfarm Support Boosts Helicopter Operations

As we focus this month on helicopter industry news, something we are seeing more of is the use of helicopters to support wind turbine operations. Helicopters provide vital support in a number of[…]

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Our Joint EASA-FAA Helicopter Training and Why You Should Care

When we talk to prospective students about what makes our helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli, different from all the other programs out there, we mainly talk about things that have been true about[…]
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The F-1 Visa and Professional Pilot Programs: Why It Matters

We know that most international students choose our professional pilot program for their airplane or helicopter training not just because of our global reputation, but also because we offer the[…]
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