Since 1980, Hillsboro Aero Academy has trained Pilots on the west-coast of the United States . Our students are trained under FAA Part 61 and Part 141 and we offer a so called F1 visa that allows our graduates to work for up to two years after completion of their flight training.
The combination of high quality flight training and our work authorization program makes Hillsboro Aero Academy the top choice for future commercial helicopter pilots.
Most students chose our professional pilot program, which takes 18-24 month. However we are flexible to create individual training plans that take into consideration previous flight experience.
Professional Pilot Program
The Helicopter Professional Pilot Program is the full training course for people whose goal is to work as a career helicopter pilot. This program includes training for these certificates and ratings: Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor.
A Private Pilot Certificate will allow you to fly virtually anywhere by yourself, or with your friends and family on board, and will provide the foundation you will need to continue your training in more advanced courses. Whether you plan to fly for fun, provide yourself with transportation, or gain knowledge and experience for future ratings, it begins with your private pilot training.
From day one, you’re in the cockpit getting hands-on experience.
Bad weather demands the skill to control and navigate an airplane with only your instruments. Our Instrument Course teaches you how to do it, and this rating is a step toward more challenging and rewarding pilot careers and a necessity for any airline job.
Hone your skills as a pilot with training for a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Build on the skills you learned in the Private and Instrument training and gain confidence in the aircraft so that you will be prepared to carry paying passengers and get a job flying as a professional pilot. Whether your professional goal is to fly a Boeing 747, a Cessna Citation, or a cargo plane, you need a Commercial Pilot Certificate to fly for hire.
A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required a pilot to instruct other pilots—often the first step in a pilot’s career and a great way to gain flight hours. Flight instructing is a wonderful way to get started in the aviation industry, and you can build up your own experience and credentials while sharing your passion for flying with other aspiring pilots.