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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 #HUGaPILOT Winners

Each year, we choose two pictures as winners of the #HUGaPILOT photo sweepstakes!  Each couple will win… 1–$100 Gift Card 2–Guidance Aviation hoodies 2–GA T-shirts 2–GA Window stickers! The 2015 #HUGaPILOT winners are: Dave and Rachael Medicus Chris Berkey and Sarah Hesser   Thanks to all who participated and be looking for next year’s #HUGaPILOT … Continued

#HugAPilot Photo Sweepstakes

We want them in that cockpit. We need them in that cockpit. So Get to the Chopper and #HugAPilot They take us to play one day and save our lives the next. They find us hopeless in cold dark waters. They rescue us from unforgiving wilderness. They hunt down bad guys day and night, ensuring our … Continued