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Learn about Ascend Pilot Academy, our exclusive training program with Alaska Airlines.
Ascend Pilot Academy
Ascend Pilot Academy is our exclusive partnership with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. It offers aspiring pilots a direct path to a career with Alaska, and the financial help to get there: Enrolled cadet pilots receive a stipend of up to $27,000.
Become a global pilot. Announcing our Joint EASA/FAA airplane program on the F-1 visa.
Announcing Joint EASA/FAA Certification
Through our partnership with Austria-based Rotorsky, European students seeking a career as global pilot can complete both FAA and EASA commercial pilot programs in one location, under one program, with the potential for major savings.
Hillsboro Aero Academy - Flight Training School
At HAA, we’re here for our students every step of the way.
Four decades ago, we began with a single aircraft and a vision: to create a community with a shared passion for flight, dedicated to the success of each student.
Today that community has grown to include thousands of alumni flying for airlines and helicopter operators across the globe, and our focus on career readiness is still matched by our founding belief in personal attention, mentorship, and support.
Helicopter Pilot Training School
Want to fly search and rescue missions? Fight fires? Make movies? Fly utility operations in remote parts of the world? Our FAA and EASA approved helicopter pilot training school builds your skills in the rugged and dynamic Pacific Northwest, preparing you for a dream career anywhere in the world.
Airplane Pilot Training School
Our global reputation and international certifications ensure that pilot career doors are open wide for graduates of our airplane pilot training school. Hillsboro alumni fly for major airlines throughout the world, as well as countless private operations. And with long-term pilot demand at an all-time high, now is the right time.
What Makes Us Different?
We’re not just a flight school – we’re a community of people bound together by our love of flight, forging friendships that extend across the globe and throughout our careers.
We are committed to the success of each student – and that means support resources ranging from mentorship to career events, from our on-site repair station to our industry-leading safety program.
Training consistency is what distinguishes a great flight school and creates great pilots. For us that means consistency in student progress, aircraft, safety, and a high standard of instruction for every student.
Our graduates are some of the most sought-after pilots in the industry, because all aspects of our training – from partnerships to curriculum to support services – are designed to produce career-ready pilots.
HAA is leading the way in making flight training more financially accessible, with up to 100% loan coverage, airline incentives, 529 college savings plan eligibility, and transparent, pay-as-you-go pricing.
For the last four decades, thousands of pilots from more than 75 countries have started their career paths with HAA, earning us a global reputation as one of the world’s premiere flight schools.
I am glad I chose HAA as my flight school. Their large fleet and infrastructure combined with the mountainous terrain and weather in the PNW definitely gave me the confidence to move forward with my career. As a CFII, I had the opportunity to teach my instrument students in actual IMC, and I was able to fly a total of 1000+ hours in a little over a year.
Leandro completed his professional pilot training at HAA’s airplane flight training school and worked as a CFI to build flight hours for the next step in his career.