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Guidance Aviation offers high-altitude and offshore helicopter flight training with our collegiate partners in two locations, and we’re proud to claim a job-placement rate of 90%.

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Guidance Aviation’s staff have been recognized as the best in the industry.

…in five semesters, I got hired on as a flight instructor. Right now I’m building hours, and in another year or so I’ll have the potential to make upwards of a six figure salary in the industry.

Chris Tatum Guidance Graduate & Instructor Pilot

In less than two years…

You can complete an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Helicopter Operations, and start flying professionally.

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After getting this most recent job, I found out that they went through six other applicants before they decided to hire me.

The way I fly—the way that I operate the helicopter—is something they had been looking for and had been unable to find.

Guidance is producing a qualified pilot and I'm proof.

Rob Ardy Pilot at Lasen,
Guidance Graduate & Former Instructor,
Veteran of the U.S. Airforce

The career field for professional helicopter pilots is thriving, and offers a host of job opportunities.

Jobs from flight instructing and tour guides to search and rescue, EMS, law enforcement and firefighting are available right now.

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We’re dedicated to providing the best training in the country.

We operate a fully integrated safety management system (SMS), online training portal, mobile apps, and simulation program as we fulfill our commitment to continuous improvement. The result is a training program that produces outstanding pilots at a cost lower than other flight schools.


Guidance Aviation’s flight ops team designed an award-winning safety management system that has been fully implemented at each of our campuses.

We understand that safety is a learned behavior, and we continuously strive to maintain the safest environment for our students and employees.

Modern Simulation

Guidance Aviation uses X-Copter helicopter flight sims, designed to exactly replicate the Robinson aircraft that our students fly.

Ground training through advanced simulation is a key component of FCRT, and allows students to maximize their flight training time and dollars.

Computer-Based Training

We’ve developed our own course training videos and online training portal, and are one of the few pilot schools in the country to have training videos approved by the FAA as a portion of ground school.

Accessible 24-hours a day, students can learn at a time and pace of their choosing. Videos are available to students online or via our own mobile app.

Flying is a challenge, but that’s what makes it fun. Only the boldest need apply.

Israel Tilman Guidance Graduate

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