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

Helicopter Association International and Aviation Industry Tell Senate Caps Harm Veterans

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) all have signed a joint written statement for the record to the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, warning that draft legislation to amend the Post 9/11 … 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

On The Spot Safety Excellence Awards Begin

This month marked the first “On-The-Spot Safety Excellence Award” which compliments our quarterly Safety Excellence Awards at each student recognition event. The On-The-Spot Safety Excellence Awards are given to those students and staff members who go above and beyond in both attitude and behavior as it relates to safety and the Guidance Aviation Safety Management … 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

Baton Rouge Summer Semester Student Recognition 2015

Students and their family members, and staff are welcome to join us for the Summer Semester Student Recognition event, taking place on August 11th. We’ll be recognizing the achievements of current helicopter flight students and staff members. WHEN / WHERE August 21, 2015 4-7pm local time The American Farmhouse Restuarant 9550 Hooper Road, Central, Baton … 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