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Helicopter Pilot Profiles: Private to Commercial Pilot, Derek Allensworth Grabs a “High Altitude Five” at Guidance Aviation

This past week, Derek Allensworth, a helicopter flight student at Guidance Aviation, earned his commercial rating.  It was only 8 months ago Derek was talking about the excitement of his first solo and earning his private pilot certificate (video below).

Derek Allensworth, right, pictured with his flight instructor, Jason Martin, CFI-I at Guidance Aviation.
Congratulations Derek.  Keep up the great work and keep reaching higher!
Field studies show that Flight Instructors jump higher.
Guidance Aviation provides high altitude helicopter and fixed wing flight training utilizing the newest aircraft and best equipment available. For more information, go to or

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