Thousands of airline pilots got their start with us.
Get a head start on your career as an airplane pilot at Hillsboro Aero Academy—our flight school is designed to prepare students to fly anywhere in the world. If working for an airline is your dream job, our airplane training can help you get there.
We’ve been training professional airplane pilots since 1980, and students from over 75 countries have learned to fly at our flight school. Our graduates fly for major airlines worldwide, because those airlines recognize that we train our pilots to the standards they seek.
Why do so many airline pilot careers start from our flight line?
Our new program pacing means students can go from zero experience to a professional pilot career in as little as 12 months. Learn More.
Our airline partnerships and track record of alumni placement with major airlines in the industry. Learn More.
Our Pacific Northwest flight environment offers real-world instrument training conditions that produce the experienced pilots that airlines seek. Learn More.
Our industry-leading IS-BAO Stage 3 safety rating is proof of our commitment to safety, and our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to academic standards. Learn more.
S-92 Captain for PHI
The training I received gave me a solid foundation of the basic knowledge and skills needed to be successful in my current position at PHI. Most importantly, though, I had so much fun! The community of Hillsboro students, instructors and staff is what makes it really work.
Hillsboro’s partnership with Portland Community College made it possible for Jon to work on his pilot certificates and college degree at the same time.