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Hillsboro Creates New Heli Academy

 - March 7, 2019, 8:11 AM
Hillsboro Aero Academy is moving its helicopter training operations to Troutdale, Oregon, and the new Hillsboro Heli Academy will be the primary location for the company's helicopter pilot training activities.

Hillsboro Aero Academy (Booth C2502)—an IS-BAO-accredited FAA Part 141 flight school based in Hillsboro, Oregon—has spun off a new division, named Hillsboro Heli Academy, located in Troutdale, Oregon, it said this week at Heli-Expo 2019. The Hillsboro Heli Academy is focusing on bringing new helicopter pilots from zero-time to employability in the industry.

"This newly focused hub for the helicopter school will give our students the attention they deserve and focus they need to succeed in their training," said Jared Friend, Hillsboro helicopter school general manager. He went on to explain that Hillsboro Aero’s entire fleet of 21 Robinson helicopters will be relocated to the new campus in Troutdale.

Hillsboro Aero is linked to three different college programs, can provide F-1 visas for international students, and is acceptable training for veterans using their GI Bill benefits.