When you learn to fly here, you can fly anywhere.

Our students fly in the diverse terrain and climate conditions of the Pacific Northwest, giving them the diverse experience employers seek.

Personalized, hands-on training for your career

Certified flight instructors and a student-focused academy are dedicated to providing you additional support as your prepare for your career. 

A safety culture with the rating to prove it. 

We are the only flight school to receive the IS-BAO Level III certification, recognizing the strength of our safety culture.

A global reputation as a helicopter training leader.

For more than 40 years, we've trained students from 75+ countries, giving us a global reputation that's hard to match.  

 A Helicopter Flight School with Industry-Leading Partners

First-Class Training Focused on Your Future

Turning your passion for helicopters into a career as a pilot requires dedication, attention to detail, and support from an entire team dedicated to your success. At Hillsboro Aero Academy, we know how to train pilots to become skilled aviators ready for any mission, any industry, and any flying environment.

Since 1980, Hillsboro Aero Academy has been training students to take flight in a variety of helicopter careers, and our graduates have found success flying for companies all over the world. Our personalized approach to helicopter flight training enables us to address each student’s needs, goals, and aspirations. We make your training about you, whether in the classroom, the simulator, or in the air.

"Hillsboro Aero Academy's personalized instruction really makes you proficient with all of the material you have to study. Whenever you have questions you can go to your instructor or anyone at HAA. This really helped with my education."

Benedikt Grasl Helicopter Student

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