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 … Continued

Prescott, Arizona: A Picture Perfect Place to Become a Professional Pilot

It’s not just the 300+ days of sunshine nor just the challenge of high altitude flight training that attracts our student pilots from all over the nation.  Nor is it that we offer an incredible flight training program for U.S. Veterans using their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program.  Those are all great reasons.  There’s another reason. … Continued

New Flight Student BBQ & Awards Ceremony at Guidance Helicopters

Get your BBQ and flight suit on this Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1700 – 1900 local time, during the new flight student BBQ and awards ceremony which will take place at Guidance Helicopters hangar at the Prescott Airport. Helicopter flights will be given to family and friends of students. BBQ includes hamburgers, hot dogs, … Continued