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Celebrating Success: Bryan Jeffers

By Amy Smith February 16th, 2017 | blog | Helicopters

Helicopter Foundation International’s 2017 Michelle North Scholarship for Safety Award has been presented to Bryan Jeffers, Hillsboro Aero Academy’s Helicopter Assistant Chief Instructor. The mission of Helicopter Foundation International is to work to preserve the history of vertical flight, improve its safety, and educate the next generation of pilots and maintenance technicians. This mission clearly […]
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Employee of the Month Phil Haupt

By Amy Smith February 16th, 2017 | blog

It’s time to announce our Employee of the Month. This award is given every month to an HAA employee who goes above and beyond his or her normal job duties demonstrating one of our core values – yes face, drive, or kinship. Our winner this month is Phil Haupt, our Helicopter Assistant Chief Instructor at […]
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Celebrating Success: Trent Vick

By Amy Smith February 7th, 2017 | blog | Flying | Helicopters

Hillsboro Aero Academy is pleased to recognize one of its own for winning the 2017 Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. This award, presented by Helicopter Association International, is given to an active pilot who has demonstrated an exceptional act of professionalism. One of the 2017 winners of this prestigious award is Trent Vick, a […]
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Brazilian Flight Training Seminars

By Amy Smith January 25th, 2017 | blog | Events

Join us a free informational seminar about flight training in the US. This is our 6th consecutive year hosting these seminars in Brazil and sharing information about the exciting opportunities available for pilots in the US. Hillsboro Aero Academy is one of the largest airplane and helicopter flight schools in the United States, and we […]
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2017 HAA Safety Conference

By Amy Smith January 5th, 2017 | blog | Events | Flying

In support of our holistic safety culture, we are dedicating an entire day to focusing specifically on safety. There will be no flight operations on Friday, January 6. Instead all employees and students are encouraged to attend our 2017 Safety Conference where industry experts will speak about safety-related issues, including human factors, cockpit resource management, […]
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Strong Airplane Pilot Forecast According to Boeing Report

By Amy Smith January 4th, 2017 | Airplanes | blog | Flying

617,000 – the number of new airline pilots needed between now and 2035, according to the Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook. The infographic below illustrates some of the key points from that report. View the full report here. This demand for pilots means great career potential and benefits for those getting into a career as […]
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Hillsboro Aero Academy and Horizon Air Launch Pilot Recruitment Program

By Amy Smith December 7th, 2016 | Airplanes | blog | Flying

Demand for professionally-trained airplane pilots is growing at a remarkable rate. The 2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook estimates the airline industry will need an additional 558,000 commercial airline pilots over the next 20 years. This demand is forcing airline operators to develop creative solutions to attract more prospective pilots to the aviation industry. One […]
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Why Hillsboro Aero Academy?

By Amy Smith November 28th, 2016 | Airplanes | blog | Flying | Helicopters

When selecting a school for your flight training, there are a number of important considerations. Here are 10 of the top reasons why our students have selected Hillsboro Aero Academy to help them turn their dreams into an exciting airplane career or helicopter career. To learn more about our school, contact our admissions team at 503.726.3000 […]
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Hillsboro Aero Academy Upgrades Airplane Fleet

By Amy Smith November 9th, 2016 | Airplanes | blog | Flying

We recently spoke with our students to find out what fleet improvements they would like to see. Based on their feedback, we have developed an upgrade plan that is already in work. Over the course of the next 18 months, we will make significant enhancements to both the Hillsboro Aero Academy airplane and helicopter fleets. […]
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Hillsboro Aero Academy & ACI Jet Offer Corporate Pilot Pathway Scholarship

By Amy Smith September 7th, 2016 | Airplanes | blog | Flying

Hillsboro Aero Academy and ACI Jet are excited to announce their first Corporate Pilot Pathway Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to bring awareness to the career opportunities available in the corporate and charter segments of the aviation industry. To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following minimum requirements: US citizen or permanently […]
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Against the odds, these pilots refused to accept “no” as an answer. As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we’re celebrating them and telling their stories.

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