Cleanest Air in the United States is in Prescott Arizona

The cleanest air in the U.S., as measured by the American Lung Association’s State of The Air Report 2013, is in Prescott, Arizona. Specifically, Prescott’s air is the cleanest metropolitan air in a 24 hour period for particulate pollution. Particulate Pollution Explained “Particulate matter,” also known as particle pollution or PM, is a complex mixture … Continued

Air Methods Acquires Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods, with the largest EMS helicopter fleet in the United States, has acquired Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for an unknown sum.  It is reported that Blue Hawaiian Helicopters operates on five islands in Hawaii and maintains a fleet of 24 Eurocopters (EC 130’s and EC350’s). David and Patti Chevalier founded Blue Hawaiian in 1985. Today, … Continued

Air Medical Transport Conference 2014

The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) is specifically designed to provide leadership, to educate, to inform, to cultivate friendships, and to supply up to the minute information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to emergency medical transport practice from the experts in your field. 2013 AMTC Highlights Video About the AMTC 2014 Conference The … Continued

Guidance Aviation’s Jason Kidd, US Army Veteran, Wins FAA’s Maintenance Technician of The Year 2014

Guidance Aviation Director of Maintenance, US Army Veteran, Jason Kidd, Awarded Maintenance Technician of the Year for the State of Arizona, 2014, Moves on to National FAA Awards Competition Mr. Jason Kidd, Director of Maintenance, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was awarded the FAA’s Maintenance Technician of the Year, 2014, for the State … Continued

Helicopter Careers, Pilot Jobs on The Rise

The Helicopter careers and jobs front remains strong. Recently, Jay Van Wagenen, ERA Pilot and Guidance Aviation helicopter pilot school graduate, flying in the Gulf of Mexico, visited our Baton Rouge flight operations and proudly showed off his AgustaWestland 109E Power.  In the video below, Jay discusses his experience flying professionally with ERA and what he learned … Continued

ATC Wished Pilots Knew – What Controllers Say

Paul Winski, Air Traffic Manager, Prescott ATC Tower, asked us to pass this along.  Click to enlarge.  Thanks Paul! Guidance Aviation provides high altitude helicopter and fixed wing flight training utilizing the newest aircraft and best equipment available. For more information, go to or

Harris Device to Improve Aviation Safety, Efficiency

In a major step forward in its growth from provider of satellite parts to actual payloads, Harris Corp. on Tuesday announced its role in building a crucial satellite component that could vastly improve air traffic control. This new business venture is expected to improve the safety and efficiency of airline travel by giving air traffic … Continued