Bingo Fuel: Why you shouldn’t say it

“Bingo fuel” is a military term and not a part of the Pilot/Controller Glossary Since there are many U.S. Military Veterans in flight training as well as many aviation junkies that consume copious amounts of flying movies, (I’m one of them- I’ll even watch the show “The Thunderbirds”- you know, the marionettes..), it might be … Continued

GoPro Bomb Squad – Adrenaline Junkies Defying Gravity

GoPro Bomb Squad member and US Military Veteran, Neil Amonson, and his adrenaline junkie buddies jump from helicopters, defy gravity, and wow crowds for a living. Check out the video and full story as reported in Yahoo News by ABC News. Neil and his base jumping buddies hang off the skids of a helicopter at … Continued

AOPA.org Honors Service with Free Memberships for Active Duty Military

Veterans Day offers a reminder of the service and sacrifice of America’s military personnel.  AOPA announced their offer in May as part of an effort to reach out to members of the military and support their flying goals. The association offers resources for pilots of all stripes, whether they fly recreationally or for the military. … Continued

Guidance Aviation’s Jason Kidd, US Army Veteran, Wins FAA’s Maintenance Technician of The Year 2014

Guidance Aviation Director of Maintenance, US Army Veteran, Jason Kidd, Awarded Maintenance Technician of the Year for the State of Arizona, 2014, Moves on to National FAA Awards Competition Mr. Jason Kidd, Director of Maintenance, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was awarded the FAA’s Maintenance Technician of the Year, 2014, for the State … Continued

Veterans Day

Veterans Day, History of a Day to Remember Veterans Day was recognized as a legal holiday on June 01 ,1954 when President Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name of the legal holiday Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.  Later, legislation was passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran’s Day to November 11, based on popular … Continued

Veteran Graduates Helicopter Pilot School Using GI Bill, Now Teaches Others How to Fly

Jake Larsen, U.S. Veteran, began his helicopter pilot school training in January 2012. Using his GI Bill benefits to fund his college education and professional flight training, Larsen recently graduated from the professional helicopter degree program in 2013, earning his Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Rating (CFI-I) at Guidance Aviation and his Associate of Applied Science, Aviation Technology … Continued

Deadline for Post 911 GI Bill Benefits Transfer Exemptions Approaching

Military personnel serving under the Post 911 GI Bill may in some cases transfer their GI Bill education benefits to family members.  The August 01, 2013 deadline to transfer benefits without incurring the need to serve more time is approaching quickly for many service members. According to the site, milConnect, “A special provision of the … Continued

Unique Opportunities for Flight Instructors and Students at Guidance Aviation

Check out what U.S. Veterans John Cary, CFI-I, helicopter flight instructor, and Israel Tilman, helicopter flight student and mountain biker have to say about the opportunities being created at Guidance Aviation. Related Links: Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Get A U.S. Military Veteran Vertical A Huge Success for Prescott: The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Race Helicopter … Continued

Veterans’ Welcome Home Event – Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ.

Veterans Welcome Home Event, April 27 from 12-5pm at Watson Lake in Prescott. The Veterans Action Leadership Project will be providing Kayaking, Rappelling, Hiking and Kids’ Activities. Lunch will be served from 11:30-1. All Veterans, active duty service men and women, and their families are invited. Join in the activities and other local partners for … Continued