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

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

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

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

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