Miss Guided Soap Box Team Saves A Life and Finishes Strong at Red Bull

The Miss Guided Soap Box Team started the race by showing all Red Bull fans how emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter pilots save lives. After reviving a motorcycle accident victim, the crew jumps in the “choppa” and makes a dash for the finish line. Congrats to the crew for representing helicopter aviation at the Red … Continued

EMS Pilot and Guidance Aviation Graduate – This Could Be You

Last week we were celebrating the new career start of Wes Carter who is now flying a Channel 4 News helicopter. That’s a sweet job! Today, one of our graduates visited us in his shiny Bell aircraft. This time, it is an EMS (emergency medical services) helicopter flown by our own CJ Schnieder III. CJ, … Continued

Red Bull, Helicopters and Gladiators of Gravity

In August, four men valiantly suited up in their nomex helicopter flight suits and Red Bull Wings to shoot the gauntlet of competitors and hazards of mythic proportion to officially represent, for the first time since Igor Sikorsky’s first flight, the helicopter industry on the hallowed grounds of the Red Bull Soap Box Races. If you love … Continued

Celebrating Back To The Future Day and A New Future

As we celebrate “Back To The Future Day”, we also celebrate a “New Future” as a Guidance Aviation Graduate starts flying his NEWS CHOPPER! We’ve waited years for it and it’s finally here. Thirty years after the release of “Back to The Future” and twenty-six years after the release of “Back to The Future II” … Continued

High School Students Discover How To Become Professional Helicopter Pilots

For the third year-in-a-row, Guidance Aviation provided helicopter pilot ground school for Tri-City Prep High School students. This year’s class ran August 10th – 27th. The course provides insight for high school students on how to become professional helicopter pilots and earn a college degree in two years. The high schoolers were taught numerous aviation … Continued

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

Support our Wildland Firefighters by Dine to Donate

If you like steaks and firefighters, join the community to support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation at the Texas Roadhouse in Prescott, AZ. on August 11th! Print the flyer below and give it to your server and 10% of your food sales will be donated to the foundation by the Texas Roadhouse. See you there!  

James Lee – Student Blog 06.29.2015

Rocker – Paratrooper – Helicopter Pilot by James Lee, CFI-I The Aviation bug caught me early in life, I was a part time Army brat and spent my summers along with my older brother on the drop zones of Ft. Benning Georgia watching my Father jump out of C-130’s with the 75th Ranger Regiment. I loved 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

Pilot Shortage? Bring Back the Pride and The Pilots Will Come

A well written article titled, “Pilot Shortage: Where’d All The Pilots Go?”, by Erika Armstrong, Boeing 727-200 Captain, recently summed up the industry with the article’s closing statement, “Just a few people with a positive ideology can change the world. The aviation industry begs for leaders who recognize the balance required between honoring this glorious … Continued