HELI-EXPO 2015 Flight Operations and Logistics – How They Do It

This past March 2015, Orlando, Florida became the world’s busiest heliport during HAI’s HELI-EXPO.  What do you get when you squeeze 18,000 people, 735 exhibitors, and a serious grip-load of helicopters into a single location? You get the world’s largest annual helicopter convention. To pull this off safely each year, HAI has a HELI-OF-A logistics … Continued

Whiskey Off-Road 2015 To Generate Millions for Prescott Economy

Mountain Bikers and Pilots alike will be getting their Whiskey Tango On as Nation’s Premier Mountain Biking Event Takes Place in Prescott – April 24-26 April 14, 2015, Prescott, Arizona – Guidance Aviation has been named an Official Sponsor of the 2015 Whiskey Off-Road, the epicenter of the mountain biking culture, taking place in Prescott, … Continued

Whirly-Girls Announces the Guidance Aviation Instrument Rating Scholarship for 2016

March 02, 2015, HELI-EXPO 2015, Orlando, FL. – During their 60th Diamond Anniversary Banquet at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015, Orlando, FL., Whirly-Girls International announced the new Guidance Aviation Instrument Rating Scholarship. The Guidance Aviation Instrument Rating Scholarship, Helicopter, includes: 30 hours flight training in a Robinson R44 helicopter with fuel and Flight Instructor (CFI-I) 45 hours … Continued

Press Release 02.02.15 – LZ Network Launched

Guidance Aviation Launches Landing Zone “LZ”  Network Prescott, AZ., February 04, 2015 – Guidance Aviation has officially announced the launch of its “LZ Network”, emphasizing off-airport operations and real world training. Students practice pinnacle landings, confined areas, and off-airport operations. Guidance has established off-airport LZ’s throughout the Prescott region, providing unique flight environments and real world challenges for … Continued

U.S. Marine Says, “Go Big or Go Home, I’m Flying Helicopters”

“The U.S. Marines taught me there are no limits. Guidance Aviation proved it..” – Charly Mabry [UPDATE 01.24.15 – Charly Mabry was hired as a helicopter flight instructor at the Guidance Aviation flight operations in Baton Rouge, LA. Congrats Charly!] U.S. Marine Veteran and Combat Videographer Charly Mabry, recently became a Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument, … Continued

PRESS RELEASE 01.13.15 – Fleet Upgrades

Fleet Upgrades To G500H Glass Panels Complete At Guidance Aviation Prescott, AZ., January 13, 2015 – Garmin G500H glass panels have been installed in the Guidance Aviation helicopter fleet. Last year, the primary helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced their decision to upgrade their aircraft. Now, … Continued

What is ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

ADS-B – Gains in Safety and Situational Awareness What is ADS-B ? If you’re a student helicopter pilot just starting at one of Guidance Aviation’s helicopter pilot schools in Arizona or Louisiana, you may have viewed ADS-B info via the Guidance Aviation mobile APP or web portal “MY GA”. ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast and … Continued

Fostering Hope in Children and Pursuing The Dream of Flying Helicopters, U.S. Marine Veteran Credits Wife for Inspiration and Bravery

Husband of 13 years and father of three children, Joel Skaggs, CFI-I, recently graduated from Yavapai College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, Aviation Technology – Helicopter Pilot. Skaggs, who served almost 11 years in the U.S. Marines, got hooked on helicopters during his first ride in the Marine Corp. when a CH-53 took him for … Continued

Press Release 12-11-14 – HELI-EXPO 2015

Guidance Aviation Celebrating Success at HELI-EXPO 2015 Guidance Aviation will be exhibiting at HELI-EXPO 2015, celebrating sustained growth and success. 2013 and 2014 brought much recognition to the organization with CEO John Stonecipher earning the United State’s Small Business Administration’s Business Person of the Year Award in Washington, D.C. and the organization’s launch of its … Continued