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

Fostering Hope in Children and Pursuing The Dream of Flying Helicopters, U.S. Marine Veteran Credits Wife for Inspiration and Bravery

Husband of 13 years and father of three children, Joel Skaggs, CFI-I, recently graduated from Yavapai College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, Aviation Technology – Helicopter Pilot. Skaggs, who served almost 11 years in the U.S. Marines, got hooked on helicopters during his first ride in the Marine Corp. when a CH-53 took him for … Continued

Zero To Hero In 18 Months

Robert Ardy, CFI-I, USAF Veteran, shares vectors to becoming a professional helicopter pilot [CAREER UPDATE 2-10-15: Rob Ardy starts new career flying helicopters for utility company. Congrats Rob!!!] Considering himself one of the “old guys” at work, Robert Ardy, CFI-I, 34, is a United States Air Force Veteran, former Police Officer, and now a Certificated … Continued

Veterans Day Parade 2014 Downtown Prescott

The Veterans Day Parade is set for Downtown Prescott on November 11, 2014. Join Guidance Aviation as we celebrate our Veterans!   When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Staging: 10:00am* Parade Start: 11:00am *Those who want to participate need to be at the staging area at 10:00am local. See below for details. Why: “Remembering… the Sacrifices… … Continued

Seahawk Helicopter Rescues Veteran From Jets

Navy and Army Veteran Ryan Shaw is Rescued Out of a Fixed Darkness by an SH-60 Seahawk and Brought Into The Light of Vertical Flight As many little dudes do at 8 years of age, Ryan Shaw would daydream for countless hours of being a big dude fighter pilot as he stared at his Navy … Continued

Homes For Our Troops Breaking Ground For AZ Veteran SGT Brian Roberts

Homes For Our Troops – Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives Homes For Our Troops ( HFOTUSA ) is breaking ground on a new custom home for U.S. Army Veteran SGT Brian Roberts, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 11:00am local time, in Prescott Valley, AZ.  The Homes For Our Troops Mission is “To build specially adapted … Continued

World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) Benefits The Wounded Warrior Project

The World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) with the motto “Golfing for Good” and raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), took place on Monday, August 11, 2014.  Team Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona made its debut and placed a very respectable 2nd!  To date, the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Arizona has raised $3,975.  To … Continued

A Request to Arnold Schwarzenegger From Veterans and Helicopter Pilots

U.S. Military Veterans Enrolled in Collegiate Helicopter Pilot Training ask Arnold Schwarzenegger for a “GET TO THE CHOPPER” Shout-Out U.S. Military Veterans enrolled in the Guidance Aviation helicopter pilot program are asking Arnold Schwarzenegger for a “Get To The Chopper” shout-out.  Will he respond?  Check out the video: The term “Get to the chopper” was … Continued