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

Girl Scouts and Yavapai Big Brothers and Big Sisters Discover Helicopter Aviation

On Friday June 26th and Saturday, June 27th, imagination and dreams were aloft as both the Girl Scouts and the Yavapai Big Brothers/Big Sisters organizations were provided access to an extraordinary helicopter experience at Guidance Aviation (GA) of Prescott, Arizona. On the Friday, the Girl Scouts, enjoyed “Discover Aviation Camp”. This camp is in its … Continued

Air Force Veteran Finds Inspiration in Helicopters

Born in California and raised in Sandpointe, Idaho, Amanda Kilgore developed a love of the outdoors and an adventurous side, inspired by the rugged outdoors of the northwest. The aviation bug caught her at a young age. “I was 5 years old when I went to my first air show with my dad and I … 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

New Semester BBQ and Crawfish Boil

Students and their family members, and staff are welcome to join us for the new semester BBQ and Crawfish Boil, taking place at the the Omni Airport, 7122 U.S. 190 W, Port Allen, LA 70767, June 6, 2015, 4:00pm – 7:00pm local time. We’ll be recognizing the achievements of current students and staff members. As with each new semester banquet, … Continued

Senator McCain and Representative Gosar Step Up and Take a Stand for Veterans

As reported in ENEWSAZ, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Paul Gosar (R – AZ 04), sent a letter addressed to Major General Robert M. Worley II, USAF (Ret.), Director of the Education Service at the Veterans Benefit Administration, expressing their concerns with recent actions by the Veterans Administration (VA). After sending the letter, Representative … 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

If You Want A Helicopter Career, Go Get It

Sarah Trantow, U.S. Army Veteran, Helicopter Pilot, is Grabbing Her Helicopter Career In pursuit of her helicopter career, Sarah Trantow just earned her instrument rating in helicopters – no doubt the most difficult of ratings during your helicopter flight school training.  A U.S. Army Veteran of five years, she didn’t choose a career flying helicopters … Continued

Remembering Mojo-69

MOJO-69 Memorial T-Shirt Benefiting Families There are a number of memorials for Mojo-69, honoring the eleven fallen Guardsmen and Marines, all tragically lost during their March 10th Black Hawk crash off the Florida coast.  Here is one we are sharing with our readers.  The site, www.7point62design.com, states that “ALL PROFITS (t-shirt sales) WILL BE DONATED … Continued