Anything is Possible If You’re Totally Committed To It

Chris Tatum, a former professional rock climbing instructor and guide, was ready for a change and wanted more for his wife and daughter. He knew a career flying helicopters was for him. After two years of commitment and hard work, Chris is now a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI-I), helicopters, at Guidance Aviation. In the video … Continued

Jackie Ragan Student Blog 07.06.2015

Desire To Help Others and Serve Country Leads to Helicopters Growing up in a small rural agricultural town in Arkansas there wasn’t much opportunity for someone like me to become a pilot, but the dream was always there. I can remember watching crop dusters fly over thinking to myself, “Someday, somehow I will fly.” After high school the … Continued

Baton Rouge Helicopter Flight School Celebrates Student Acheivements

Recently, we celebrated the start of the new semester and recent student pilot accomplishments of the Baton Rouge Community College helicopter aviation program. Here are some pics from our recent Crawfish Boil and Semester BBQ! Congrats to everyone! First Helicopter Solos Brandon Arthur Drake Foret Perry Hicok Nicholas McCumber Roen Mitchell James Rickert Nicholas Wright … Continued

HELI-EXPO 2015 Flight Operations and Logistics – How They Do It

This past March 2015, Orlando, Florida became the world’s busiest heliport during HAI’s HELI-EXPO.  What do you get when you squeeze 18,000 people, 735 exhibitors, and a serious grip-load of helicopters into a single location? You get the world’s largest annual helicopter convention. To pull this off safely each year, HAI has a HELI-OF-A logistics … Continued

Zero To Hero In 18 Months

Robert Ardy, CFI-I, USAF Veteran, shares vectors to becoming a professional helicopter pilot [CAREER UPDATE 2-10-15: Rob Ardy starts new career flying helicopters for utility company. Congrats Rob!!!] Considering himself one of the “old guys” at work, Robert Ardy, CFI-I, 34, is a United States Air Force Veteran, former Police Officer, and now a Certificated … Continued

HELI-YEAH Video of The Week – Confined Space Landing

Video of The Week – Smooth Operators Get It Done This week’s HELI-YEAH Video of The Week is of a confined space landing. Guidance Aviation helicopter flight instructors show us how it’s done. The tune “Smooth Operator” should be playing in the background on this one – hah!  

Best Helicopter Flight School and Guidance For Selecting The Right Aviation Program

What is the best helicopter flight school? Prospective helicopter pilots seeking guidance on selecting the best helicopter pilot school frequently ask us this question.  We believe the answer resides within the hearts and minds of the future pilots themselves –  The best helicopter flight school is the one that is right for you.  To guide … Continued

Think Global Flight Set To Inspire Youth Around the World

Think Global Flight’s Captain Judy Rice and Navigator Nauer visited with Michigan schools, inspiring kids to pursue their dreams. In 2011, Guidance Aviation donated a Cirrus SR20 G3 (pictured above and right) as well as the Think Global Flight Website development costs to the worldwide mission.  Think Global Flight is an around the world flight to … Continued

Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, Flight Dispatcher at Yavapai College

Arizona high schoolers and adults now have a gateway to multiple aviation careers through Yavapai College’s Aviation Technology Degree program Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, or Flight Dispatcher right in Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai College of Prescott, AZ has developed an Aviation Technology degree program for students pursuing aviation careers. The Yavapai College Aviation … Continued