Our airplane pilot career training takes place on two campuses in Oregon in the spectacular Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Each has its own unique identity and flight environment, but both offer top-notch facilities for ground and simulator training, experienced flight instructors, and diverse and well-maintained aircraft fleets.

At Hillsboro Aero Academy, you get the invaluable benefit of training in the varied environments and weather of the Pacific Northwest and a sunny-weather campus in Las Vegas when the weather can be challenging in the Northwest. Plus, your safety is our top priority. FAA-approved mechanics meticulously maintain our large fleet of helicopters and airplanes. We were also the first International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accredited Part 141 primary flight training school (academy). The IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council, is an internationally-recognized set of standards for business aviation.

Application Process

The documents required for the application are listed below. Once you are ready to apply, click on the application button. You will be asked to fill out the application and attach the required documents.

Domestic Students

  1. 1. Proof of citizenship – a copy of your valid passport or valid driver’s license and birth certificate (must include a signature to be valid)
  2. 2. Proof of education – a copy of high school diploma, college diploma, or G.E.D. certificate

International Students

  1. 1.Proof of citizenship – a copy of your valid passport (must include a signature to be valid)
  2. 2.Financial verification – The US government requires students to show proof of monies available to cover the respective training and living expenses for 12 months. Note: more funds will be required to complete the training courses, but HAA only has applicants show funds to cover the average cost of training and housing for 12 months. These funds must be a liquid asset in a checking or savings account shown on a bank statement or an approved loan application. A signed letter of support is needed if the funds are not in the student’s name. All documents must be in English or include a notarized English translation denoting monies in U.S. dollars. The funds that must be shown for each program are:
    • • Airplane Professional Pilot Program – USD 58,000
    • • Helicopter Professional Pilot Program – USD 82,000
  3. 3.Proof of education – There are three options for proof of education:
    • • Copy of high school diploma certified to be the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. Must be in English or include a translation. Visit www.naces.org/members to select an approved organization that can help certify your diploma.
    • • Copy of college diploma from an accredited university. Must be in English or include a translation.
    • • Take the Ability to Benefit Test and pass meeting HAA standards. The test consists of two sections, one math and one verbal. You must pass both sections. The cost for both tests is USD 50. If you would like to take this test, please ask our admissions team for more information.
  4. Language proficiency – applicants are required to speak, read, write, and understand English, and HAA will conduct a phone interview with prospective students
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