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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 F-1[…]
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The Home of the Helicopter: Five Oregon Helicopter Employers You Should Know

When you join the commercial helicopter pilot training community, one of the first things you’ll notice is just how small this industry really is. There are about 15,000 commercial helicopter pilots[…]
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What You Need to Know About Aviation Medicals

You have now found the school you would like to attend, completed an introductory demonstration flight, and have made the decision to learn how to fly but what else do you need to become a pilot?

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Student Profile - Meet Pablo Vivas San Jose

Pablo is a student who at 17 decided that being a helicopter pilot was the career path he wanted to pursue so he joined Hillsboro Heli Academy's Professional Pilot Program in 2020.Why do you want to[…]

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What's the Difference Between Part 61 and Part 141?

Part 141 and Part 61 are two different ways to approach your training. Both FAR Part 61 and Part 141 training demand the same minimum standards for you to get your pilot certificate, but FAR Part 141[…]

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