We Grew Up With A Dream To Fly, Too.
That's why Hillsboro Aero Academy offers exceptional professional helicopter and airplane pilot training courses for students from all over the world. For 37 years, students have used our flight school's experience and global reputation to turn their career dreams into realities. We’re one of the largest helicopter and airplane flight schools in the United States and our graduates are flying for operators worldwide.
Ten Reasons to Start Your Career at Hillsboro
- EXPERIENCE MATTERS
We have 37 years of experience training professional pilots from over 75 countries. Our FAA-approved FAR Part 141 and Part 61 pilot training programs send you soaring into your career.
- REAL WORLD FLIGHT ENVIRONMENTS
Flying in the real world means facing changing environments and challenging weather—the unique flight environments of the Pacific Northwest prepare you for your career.
- YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
Our school is dedicated to your safety and we’re the first Part 141 primary flight school (academy) with IS-BAO accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council. Safety for us is more than a way of flying, it’s part of our curriculum and a key piece of each of our student’s training.
- CAMARADERIE & COMMUNITY
When you choose Hillsboro, you choose a flight school that cares about your individual success and join a global network of pilots from over 75 countries who are flying various missions all over the world.
- AIRLINE & HELICOPTER OPERATOR CONNECTIONS
With 37 years experience training professional pilots, we have a reputation for creating high-quality pilots and the connections to help you take that first step in your career. Our network of graduates spans the globe and helps open doors for our students.
- INTERNATIONAL VISAS FOR STUDENTS
We have experience training pilots from all over the world and offer student visa programs, including the F-1 Visa which gives you the opportunity to train and get a pilot job in the U.S. before taking the next step in your career.
- COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAMS
We offer two- and four-year degree programs for pilots through Portland Community College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Portland Campus so that you can advance your aeronautical education.
- VA-APPROVED FLIGHT SCHOOL
U.S. military veterans can use their GI Bill benefits at our flight school—choosing from flight training degree programs and other options.
- PAY AS YOU GO
We allow our students to pay as you go for your flight training, which means you’re not required to deposit money into your account prior to beginning training. Students are only required to pay the balance at the completion of each lesson.
- NO SALES TAX
There is no sales tax charged in the state of Oregon where all of our campuses are located. This can add up to significant savings on your flight training without paying these extra taxes charged in almost every other state.
Our Mission Is To Turn Your Dream To Fly Into A Career
When you choose Hillsboro Aero Academy, you get FAA-approved helicopter or airplane pilot training backed by 37 years of experience. After you graduate, you’re connected to a global network of pilots interested in your success.
We’re an accredited flight school. That means Hillsboro Aero Academy’s accredited school, Airman’s Proficiency Center, is held to high standards by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and we have to back up any claims we make about our training. We’re FAA-approved to administer FAR Part 141 training and we also have the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators accreditation.