Guidance Aviation Wins In Federal Court

A Federal Judge has dismissed all claims against Guidance Aviation Arizona, September 09, 2014 – A United States District Court of Arizona has dismissed all claims made by a former Yavapai College employee, Daniel Hamilton, against Guidance Aviation and its principal John Stonecipher. The Court held that the claims were without merit. Hamilton had alleged that … Continued

Yavapai College Approved by FAA to Fly UnManned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

by Yavapai College ( has become one of two public educational institutions in Arizona authorized to fly small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), thus allowing the College to develop new sUAS training programs at its Chino Valley center. Authorization comes in the form of a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) issued by the Federal Aviation … Continued

Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, Flight Dispatcher at Yavapai College

Arizona high schoolers and adults now have a gateway to multiple aviation careers through Yavapai College’s Aviation Technology Degree program Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, or Flight Dispatcher right in Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai College of Prescott, AZ has developed an Aviation Technology degree program for students pursuing aviation careers. The Yavapai College Aviation … Continued

Helicopter Flight Training Scholarship Deadline August 16

Helicopter Flight Ops, AZ. Helicopter flight training students in need of financial assistance while attending the Yavapai College professional helicopter pilot degree program, may apply for the Guidance Academy Scholarship through Friday, August 16, 2013. To apply, please contact Mr. Robert Short, Manager, Student Services, Guidance Aviation, toll free: 866-535-5770 or use the Contact Guidance … Continued

Veterans Connection Event, Sat, Oct 20th, 10am

WHEN:     Saturday, October 20th, 10amWHERE:   FooteWork of Prescott                201 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ. 86301WHY:       Proceeds support your LOCAL VETERANS of Prescott, AZ. EVENT SPONSORS:  FooteWork, Yavapai College, Streets of New YorkMAP:         View Larger Map RELATED LINKS:  Veterans Upward … Continued

Prescott Airport BBQ, Students and Graduates Recognized, August 24th

Guidance Aviation will be hosting a BBQ and providing helicopter rides on Friday, August 24th to recognize the accomplishments of students and staff members while also congratulating recent graduates of the Yavapai College Professional Helicopter Pilot Program. Join us, grab a pulled pork sandwich and GET YOUR ROTOR ON Friday, August 24th, 4:00pm For more … Continued

Christine Campbell, Helicopter Flight Training Student, First Solo

Christine Campbell, congrats on your first solo!  Christine is enrolled in the Yavapai College Professional Pilot AAS Degree Program, Helicopters.  Guidance Aviation is the sole provider of Part 141 high altitude helicopter flight training for Yavapai College. Check out her solo pic and VIDEO below! Way to go Christine! You can check out all of … Continued

High Altitude Helicopter Pilot Training: A US Marine Veteran’s Perspective

“My entire life I have been interested in aviation.  After serving eight years in the US Marines, my dream of flight became a reality when I was able to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to become a professional helicopter pilot at Guidance Aviation. But, I didn’t start with helicopters.  At first, I began flying airplanes and … Continued

Veteran Using Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits for helicopter flight training

Case Study No. 2 in our series on “Veterans Using Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits for helicopter flight training” features Ruben Velasco, US Army Veteran and Guidance Aviation helicopter flight training student. Ruben is attending the Yavapai College Associate of Applied Arts (AAS) degree program, Professional Pilot-Helicopters, with Guidance Aviation as the sole provider of … Continued