Established in 1998, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona, was the first FAA Approved Part 141 high-altitude helicopter flight training facility in the United States. Guidance is VA approved, Chapter 33 benefits for Veteran helicopter flight training through our partnership with Yavapai College, Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Professional Pilot – Helicopters, Program.
Guidance Aviation’s base of operations is located amongst the granite mountains of Prescott, Arizona and the largest stand of Ponderosa pine trees in the U.S. at an altitude of 5,045’ feet above sea level. This means you’ll spend more time in the mountains at high altitude and less time flying at the airport. We chose this high altitude location for two very important reasons. Altitude and sunshine. High altitude flight training makes you a better pilot. And, with 325+ days of flying weather each year with four distinct seasons, you’ll be flying in the sunshine while also learning a great deal of one of the most important aeronautical components in flight training, weather.
Guidance Aviation specializes in high altitude flight training in helicopters. You are able to choose between Degree and Non-Degree programs. As a career placement academy producing professional pilots, we haven’t done our job until our graduate pilots are successfully placed into industry.