Zero To Hero In 18 Months

Robert Ardy, CFI-I, USAF Veteran, shares vectors to becoming a professional helicopter pilot [CAREER UPDATE 2-10-15: Rob Ardy starts new career flying helicopters for utility company. Congrats Rob!!!] Considering himself one of the “old guys” at work, Robert Ardy, CFI-I, 34, is a United States Air Force Veteran, former Police Officer, and now a Certificated … Continued

Big Easy Airborne

Making It Look All Too Easy, Son of The South and U.S. Air Force Veteran, F-16 Mechanic Jumps Feet First Into Helicopters Born in the Big Easy and raised in Lafourche Parish, Kyle Guidry spent his days growing up in a small oil and fishing area just south of New Orleans. After enlisting in the … Continued

HELI-YEAH Video of The Week – Running Landings

Running Landings – “A Feeling Unlike Any Other.” In this week’s HELI-YEAH Video of the Week, Charly Mabry, US Military Veteran and student helicopter pilot at Guidance Aviation, discusses his flight training and experiences with “Running Landings” in the Robinson R66. Check out Charly as he describes his elevated heart rate and the “sound of … Continued

HELI-YEAH Video Of The Week – The Prescott Rally

HELI-YEAH VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Sept 29, 2014 The HELI-YEAH Video of the Week for September 29, 2014 is the Prescott Rally Video produced last year by Guidance Aviation Media.  In 2013, the Guidance Aviation helicopter fleet covered the Prescott Rally from the air. We’re doing it again on October 3 – 4, 2014, as … Continued

Southern Hospitality Lands At Guidance Aviation of Baton Rouge

Welcome Nikki Henderson to Guidance Aviation If anyone embodies true southern hospitality at Guidance Aviation, it’s Nikki Henderson.  Born and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Henderson graduated from the Army’s Finance School. Now, out of the Army, Henderson is busy raising her three daughters (2,4,7 years old) with her husband. Active in the local community … Continued

Become a Helicopter Pilot – This Job Is Awesome

If You Want It Bad Enough, You Will Figure It Out… When asked what inspired Wes Carter, CFI-I, U.S. Military Veteran, to become a helicopter pilot, the first thing that sprang from his lips was, “Mom”. “She was a hard ass and has always worked diligently for everything she has. She would never feel bad … Continued

Student Helicopter Pilot Milestones, Staff Accomplishments and Career Placement

The latest Guidance Aviation BBQ in Prescott, Arizona took place on Friday, August 22, 2014, recognizing recent student helicopter pilot and staff accomplishments.  As meals were served and helicopter rides given, the following were recognized. Great job everyone! Career Placement Success Before we check out all the recent accomplishments recognized at the BBQ, we want … Continued

Prescott’s Fire Engine Red Helicopters Fly In Support of Wildland Firefighters, Raising Over $7,500

The release of Disney’s movie “Planes: Fire and Rescue” brought much needed support to our wildland firefighters nationally as private screenings of the firefighting movie were held across the country to raise funds for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. Each private screening was organized by a local host. In Northern Arizona, the Prescott Valley and Sedona … Continued