Hillsboro Aero Academy is one of the largest airplane and helicopter training schools in the United States. Thousands of pilots have graduated from our accredited programs and go on to fly for companies all over the world. Learning to fly is an amazing experience, and we have the knowledge, courses and equipment to you get off the ground as soon as possible. Our students received individualized instruction in a one-on-one environment which allows us to customize the training for every student.
Hillsboro Aero Academy, formerly Hillsboro Aviation, has been training pilots since 1980, and as an FAA-approved flight school we conduct the training under the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 141 and 61. Airman’s Proficiency Center (APC), a division of Hillsboro Aero Academy, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). We are also approved by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. We are dedicated to providing the best training programs that will fit your career or personal goals.
Enlist in Our Pilot School Programs
We currently have over 20 helicopters that are used in our helicopter flight training. The fleet is made up primarily of Robinson helicopters. Your training will also include the use of our flight training devices which offer the latest technology available at an affordable price.
At Hillsboro Aero Academy, we offer helicopter lessons for private, instrument, commercial, certified flight instructor and airline transport pilot certifications. We also offer special training courses for mountain flying and dealing with external loads – whatever you need to help you prepare for your career.
Our fleet of over 50 airplanes includes models such as the Cessna 152, 162 and 172, as well as the Piper Seminole and Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90. We use the Frasca 142, Frasca TruFlite and Redbird FMX flight training devices to prepare you for a single-engine plane with standard gauges, a single-engine with a glass cockpit or a twin-engine plane that features advanced avionics. Our airplane courses include private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, certified flight instructor, certified flight instructor instrument, multi-engine instructor and airline transport pilot certifications.
Time to Fly
All of our aircraft are meticulously maintained and our instructors are highly experienced and dedicated to teaching you the skills you need to fly. Our school campuses are located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at the Hillsboro and Troutdale Airports near Portland, Oregon and the Prineville Airport in sunny Central Oregon which offers our students the chance to experience a wide range of weather conditions and challenging terrain to help prepare them for their future careers. These flying conditions give our students the opportunity to learn how to handle a variety of situations and become more skilled pilots.
At Hillsboro Aero Academy, we allow you to pay as you go so you are not required to deposit money into your account prior to beginning the training. We can even offer financing to students who qualify so you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to become a pilot.
Hillsboro Aero Academy has partnered with Portland Community College as well as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Portland Center to offer two and four-year degree programs so our students can take their education even further. Contact us today to learn more about our programs.