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Using GI Bill Benefits for Flight Training

By Amy Smith January 27th, 2016 | Airplanes | Flying | Helicopters | blog

As you might be aware, there have been some significant changes over the past few months regarding the use of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for flight training. We have been working closely with our partner Portland Community College (PCC) and veterans benefits agencies both on a state and national level to help protect veterans hard-earned …

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Military Helicopters Through the Ages

By Amy Smith December 17th, 2015 | Flying | Helicopters | blog

Check out our infographic on military helicopters through the ages and see how these aircraft have supported different branches of the service and continue to play an important role today.

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Pilot Training Info Seminars in Germany

By Amy Smith November 25th, 2015 | Airplanes | Flying | Helicopters | Events

Interested in becoming a professional helicopter or airplane pilot? Want to learn more about flight training in the United States? Join Hillsboro Aero Academy for a free informational seminar to learn more about pilot training and our programs. There will be two events: Munich: December 5 Cologne: December 11 These events are free informational seminars, …

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Hillsboro Aero Academy Hires New GM

By Amy Smith November 25th, 2015 | Airplanes | Helicopters | blog

After an extensive search process, Hillsboro Aero Academy has hired one of its own for the General Manager position. Dan Doepker, our Helicopter Chief Instructor, has accepted the position. Dan’s experience working for our flight school as the Chief Instructor, Assistant Chief Instructor, a helicopter and airplane flight instructor, ground instructor in addition to working …

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Pilot Training Seminars in Australia & New Zealand

By Amy Smith November 10th, 2015 | Airplanes | Flying | Helicopters | Events | blog

Interested in becoming a professional helicopter or airplane pilot? Want to learn more about flight training in the United States? Join Hillsboro Aero Academy for a free informational seminar to learn more about pilot training. We will be visiting cities across Australia and New Zealand to meet you in person and tell you more about our …

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Questions to Ask When Picking a Helicopter School

By Amy Smith November 10th, 2015 | Flying | Helicopters | blog

When you begin the process of selecting a school for helicopter training, keep these questions in mind: What type of weather and terrain can you experience during your training? The more diverse your course experience, the more prepared you will be for real-world operations. Getting a chance to fly near high desert, mountains and coastline …

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Hillsboro Aviation Sells Flight School

By Amy Smith November 30th, 2014 | Airplanes | Flying | Helicopters | blog

Max Lyons, owner of Hillsboro Aviation, is pleased to announce the sale of one of its three core business groups, the flight training division, to Renovus Capital Partners and Graycliff Partners. Under Mr. Lyons’ ownership, Hillsboro Aviation will continue to operate its charter and sales and service divisions with an enhanced focus on charter services, …

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Six-year-old boy 'pilots' Etihad plane: A six-year-old boy who once amazed some airline crew during a random visit to a cockpit finally got the opportunity of a lifetime. Etihad Airways announced on Thursday that it had invited a little boy named Adam Mohammad Amer to "fly" an aircraft at its training academy. Wearing a specially made pilot uniform, Adam was given the chance to operate an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger plane. "If we overshoot the runway, I’m gonna have to shout ‘turn around’,” the little boy told his “co-pilot”. The airline had invited the kid, who is of Egyptian-Moroccan origin, to become a pilot for a day after he impressed the crew with his aviation knowledge. Captain Majed Al Marzouqi, Etihad vice president for flight operations, said the boy's enthusiasm reminded him of his own as a child, with dreams of becoming a pilot. "It really is a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with the children of our community. Adam shows incredible intellect and knowledge, having learned complex operational procedures from YouTube videos. I hope he has enjoyed his day in the life of a pilot and that it encourages him to pursue his passion when he is older," he said.

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