WHY HILLSBORO AERO ACADEMY?
Our mission is to turn your dream to fly into a career.
When you choose Hillsboro Aero Academy, you get FAA-approved helicopter or airplane pilot training backed by 39 years of experience. After you graduate, you’re connected to a global network of pilots interested in your success.
Being accredited adds value to your training.
A division of Hillsboro Aero Academy, known as Airman’s Proficiency Center (APC) , is accredited which means that APC is held to high standards by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and we have to back up any claims we make about our training. We’re FAA-approved to administer FAR Part 141 training and we also have the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators accreditation.
We’re officially invested in your success. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you get your aviation career off the ground.
Hillsboro was paramount to my success in aviation. I completed my entire certified flight instructor training at Hillsboro. After passing my check ride, I was hired as an instructor at just 19 years of age and flew over 1000 hours during my time as an instructor teaching students from all over the world. Flight instructing at Hillsboro was a unique experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
William Romualdo, Captain for Avianca Airlines
This experience helped open doors at airlines for William. After flying a Boeing 737NG for GOL Airlines, he was hired by Avianca and at 28 years old was promoted to an Airbus A320 Captain.
When searching for a flight school, important factors to consider are a high student success rate, an excellent safety record and diverse flying conditions.
Greg Bartle, EMS Pilot
Hillsboro Aero Academy met all of the requirements on Greg’s list for a flight school and offered a training program that helped him accomplish his goals.
10 Reasons to Start Your Career at Hillsboro
We have 39 years of experience training professional pilots from over 75 countries. Our FAA-approved FAR Part 141 and Part 61 pilot training programs send you soaring into your career.
REAL WORLD FLIGHT ENVIRONMENTS
Flying in the real world means facing changing environments and challenging weather—the unique flight environments of the Pacific Northwest, where three of our campuses are located, prepare you for your career. While our campus in Las Vegas offers more consistent sunny weather to help support your training during winter months.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
Our school is dedicated to your safety and we’re the first Part 141 primary flight school (academy) with IS-BAO accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council. Safety for us is more than a way of flying, it’s part of our curriculum and a key piece of each of our student’s training.
When you choose Hillsboro, you choose a flight school that cares about your individual success and join a global network of pilots from over 75 countries who are flying various missions all over the world.
AIRLINE & HELICOPTER OPERATOR CONNECTIONS
With 39 years experience training professional pilots, we have a reputation for creating high-quality pilots and the connections to help you take that first step in your career. Our network for graduates spans the globe and helps open doors for our students.
INTERNATIONAL VISAS FOR STUDENTS
We have experience training pilots from all over the world and offer student visa programs, including the F-1 Visa which gives you the opportunity to train and get a pilot job in the U.S. before taking the next step in your career.
COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAMS
We partner with multiple college degree programs, including Portland Community College and Liberty University, to provide the flight training for their two- and four-year degree programs so that you can advance your aeronautical education with a college degree.
APPROVED FOR USE OF GI BILL® BENEFITS
U.S. military veterans can use their GI Bill® benefits at our flight school or at our collegiate partner who we contract with to provide flight training for their degree program (airplane only).
PAY AS YOU GO
We allow our students to pay as you go for your flight training, which means you’re not required to deposit money into your account prior to beginning training. Students are only required to pay the balance at the completion of each lesson.
NO SALES TAX
There is no sales tax charged in the state of Oregon where three of our campuses are located. This can add up to significant savings on your flight training without paying these extra taxes charged in almost every other state.