Honors Service with Free Memberships for Active Duty Military

Veterans Day offers a reminder of the service and sacrifice of America’s military personnel.  AOPA announced their offer in May as part of an effort to reach out to members of the military and support their flying goals. The association offers resources for pilots of all stripes, whether they fly recreationally or for the military. … Continued

Helicopter Search and Rescue, Safety Excellence Award, and 1,000 Hours Incident Free Helicopter Flying for One Pilot

Ben Lewis, CFI-I, Flight Instructor, Guidance Aviation and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Pilot, has already experienced a good summer as things go for helicopter pilots. Lewis flies for both Guidance Aviation and YCSO, logging some serious flying time in Robinson R44 helicopters. Recently, Lewis was the recipient of the quarterly … Continued

Happy New Year – New Flight Training Programs for 2013

Happy New Year everyone!  2012 was a fantastic year and 2013 promises to be even better.  Here’s what’s on the horizon for 2013: Dozens of new, high definition online flight training videos thanks our media department and its commitment to high quality, exceptionally produced visual and audio based learning content. New programs and existing program … Continued

Helicopter Foundation International Scholarships  We thought to share this. Pass it on!  More info and links below. HFI is offering an array of scholarships to answer the need for both qualified helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians, and to provide further training for Safety Managers and other professionals in the Safety field. Commercial Helicopter Rating ScholarshipIn answer to the … Continued

Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Festival June 16th & 17th

Join Us at the Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Festival, June 16 – 17, 2012 to support the Prescott Valley Rotary Club and Patriots to Pilots! Guidance Aviation will be providing helicopter rides during the balloon festival.  100% of ALL proceeds will go to the Prescott Valley Rotary Club and to Patriots to Pilots. Patriots to … Continued

TFR – Wednesday, Jan 24, 2011 – PHOENIX

Special Airspace Bulletin – Note: TFRs change frequently.  Pilots should obtain a briefing before every flight.      ——————————————————————- FAA TO ESTABLISH TFR OVER PHOENIX, AZ ON WEDNESDAYA notam has been issued that will restrict flight in the area during President Obama’s planned visit. ==> 35 NM RADIUS TFR 10 NM RADIUS NO-FLY ZONE 10 … Continued

EAA, AOPA Petition FAA to replace Third Class Medical with Drivers License

By J. Mac McClellan, Director of Publications, EAA 747337 September 24, 2011 – EAA and AOPA jointly announced on Saturday, September 24, at AOPA Summit that the associations would petition the FAA for an exemption allowing pilots who have completed required aeromedical awareness training to fly recreationally with a driver’s license medical standard in place … Continued

Prescott, Arizona: A Picture Perfect Place to Become a Professional Pilot

It’s not just the 300+ days of sunshine nor just the challenge of high altitude flight training that attracts our student pilots from all over the nation.  Nor is it that we offer an incredible flight training program for U.S. Veterans using their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program.  Those are all great reasons.  There’s another reason. … Continued