Arizona CFI Hiring Event

By Amy Smith May 15th, 2017 | blog

Join our CFI Recruitment Coordinator for an informational seminar to discuss flight instructor opportunities at Hillsboro Aero Academy. The weather and terrain of the Pacific Northwest provide the perfect environment to hone your skills, and our diverse aircraft fleet of over 72 aircraft allows you the opportunity to experience a variety of aircraft all while building a significant number of flight hours and actual IMC.

Courtyard by Marriott Mesa Gateway Airport
Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 P.M.
6907 E. Ray Rd.
Mesa, Arizona 85212

For more information, contact us at 503.726.3000 or cfi@flyhaa.com.

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