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

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

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits – Education and Training

by Benefits.VA.gov Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.  You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty* after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a … Continued

Veterans Using Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits To Fly Helicopters and Launch Careers

Veterans Using Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Become Professional Helicopter Pilots Land Jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Veterans who used their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training have recently landed jobs as Certified Flight Instructors at Guidance Aviation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Pictured below are: (left to right) Nic Monroe, CFI-I, … Continued

iPads Arrive at Helicopter Flight School

iPads for Helicopter Flight Students: Hi Def Videos, Mobile APP, Maneuvers, Navigation iPads arrived for helicopter flight students in the Guidance Aviation flight training program.  These iPads will be used in the cockpit as an electronic information management device. Referred to as Electronic Flight Bags, or EFBs, the iPads contain geo-referenced navigational charts and ADS-B … Continued

Helicopter Flight Cost Reduction Training – Army and Schools Save Millions

Helicopter Flight Schools and The Military Save Millions Using Advanced Flight Simulators Leading public and private institutions utilize the best technologies available to reduce student training costs. A good example of a public institution is the U.S. Army, which utilizes state of the art helicopter flight training simulators to save up to $70 million dollars … Continued

Helicopter Flight Training Scholarship Deadline August 16

Helicopter Flight Ops, AZ. Helicopter flight training students in need of financial assistance while attending the Yavapai College professional helicopter pilot degree program, may apply for the Guidance Academy Scholarship through Friday, August 16, 2013. To apply, please contact Mr. Robert Short, Manager, Student Services, Guidance Aviation, toll free: 866-535-5770 or use the Contact Guidance … Continued

Helicopter Flight Training Scholarships for Louisiana and Arizona Helicopter Student Pilots

Helicopter flight training scholarship applications started being accepted by Helicopter Flight International, “HFI”, on June 01, 2013. The application deadline is November 30, 2013.  There will be a total of 19 scholarships being provided by HFI to students of the helicopter industry. The Commercial Rating Helicopter Scholarship is for those students who have earned their Private Pilot … Continued

Wheels, Wings, & Rotors Get A U.S. Marine Veteran Vertical

Photo Copyright (c) 2012, Guidance Aviation Born in Prescott, Arizona, Israel Tilman grew up traveling the world with his globetrotting missionary parents.  A U.S. Marine Veteran, having served five years active duty and three years inactive reserves, Tilman discovered he could use his GI Bill benefits to pay for his helicopter flight training at Guidance … Continued