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

New Semester Banquet & 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Celebrating Students, Safety, WWII Veteran, VIPs and the V.A. On Friday, January 16, 2015, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Students, their family members, and Guidance Aviation staff are welcome to join us for our New Semester Banquet and 3rd Annual Bean Bustin’ Chili Cook-Off, “Chili To A Hotter Standard”, taking place at the “Old Clubhouse” now called the Prescott … Continued

Become a Helicopter Pilot – This Job Is Awesome

If You Want It Bad Enough, You Will Figure It Out… When asked what inspired Wes Carter, CFI-I, U.S. Military Veteran, to become a helicopter pilot, the first thing that sprang from his lips was, “Mom”. “She was a hard ass and has always worked diligently for everything she has. She would never feel bad … Continued

Student Helicopter Pilot Milestones, Staff Accomplishments and Career Placement

The latest Guidance Aviation BBQ in Prescott, Arizona took place on Friday, August 22, 2014, recognizing recent student helicopter pilot and staff accomplishments.  As meals were served and helicopter rides given, the following were recognized. Great job everyone! Career Placement Success Before we check out all the recent accomplishments recognized at the BBQ, we want … Continued

Helicopter Safety Rule Deadline Extended by FAA

Helicopter Safety Rule Compliance Deadline extended to 04.22.15 by FAA.gov In response to industry feedback and so that the FAA can develop detailed guidance materials, the FAA is extending the compliance deadline for the helicopter safety rule by one year to April 22, 2015. This will provide the industry with necessary FAA materials and adequate … Continued

High Altitude Flight Operations Seminar

High Altitude Flight Operations Seminar for General Aviation Pilots – Above 8,000 ft A High altitude operations seminar titled “Aerospace Physiology: Altitude Chamber, Human Factors in Flight High Altitude Operations” will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , starting at 9:00 am MST at the Cottonwood Airport (P52). The seminar is targeted at pilots using general … Continued

FAA Issues Final Rule to Improve Helicopter Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s and industry’s concern … Continued

FAAST Safety Seminar Baton Rouge

Accident Case Study Live The AOPA Foundation is sponsoring the FAAST Safety Seminar “Accident Case Study” in Baton Rouge this March 19th.  To the non-pilot, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in … Continued

Guidance Aviation Receives Operational Excellence Award

Strong leadership and commitment to safety acknowledged by Starr Aviation Starr Aviation has named Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a recipient of the Starr Aviation Operational Excellence Award during the first day of the world’s largest helicopter convention, HELI-EXPO 2014, in Anaheim, California. The Starr Aviation presentation took place in Guidance … Continued

Chris Horton, CFI-I, Guidance Aviation, Recipient of AgustaWestland Safety Excellence Award

The 2014 AgustaWestland Safety Excellence Award recipient is Mr. Chris Horton, CFI-I, Manager of Flight Operations, Guidance Aviation. Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced the winners of the 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards, which “recognize those who, through either a single act or a lifetime of service and dedication, have exemplified the best the helicopter industry has to … Continued