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Helicopter Pilot Training School

We’re a global leader in helicopter pilot training.

From oil rig platforms off the icy coast of Norway to line operations deep in the Brazilian jungle, one name is known among helicopter pilots the world over: Hillsboro Heli Academy.

As Hillsboro Aero Academy’s helicopter pilot training school in the USA, Hillsboro Heli Academy enjoys a global reputation as one of the world’s leading helicopter pilot education programs. Thousands of helicopter pilots from over 75 countries have chosen us to help them pursue their dream of flight.

Why do so many helicopter careers take off from our helipad?

Our first-of-its-kind Joint EASA/FAA Program on the F-1 visa allows European students to earn the flight hours they need at considerable savings. Learn about our EASA/FAA program. >>

NEW! Our new financing program from Meritize can help put the dream of a helicopter career within reach for students who qualify. Learn about financing options. >>

Our global reputation and vast alumni network provides career path opportunities that other helicopter pilot training schools in the USA can’t offer. Learn about our career paths. >>

Our flight environment in the stunning and diverse Columbia River Gorge offers skill-building challenges unlike anywhere else. Learn about our flight environment. >>

Our IS-BAO Stage 3 safety rating is proof of our status as a safety leader in the industry, and our ACCSC accreditation demonstrates our commitment to student success in the workforce. Learn about our accreditation. >>

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Jon Sevy HAA graduate

Jon Sevy
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 helicopter pilot education and college degree at the same time.