Aviation – Overview & Schedule

AVIATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE
(All flight training costs are approximate)

Year 1: Age 14-15
  • Aviation Career Survey
    • Aviation industry visits: Boeing / Columbia Helicopters / Horizon Airlines / Vans Aircraft
    • ATC visits Portland/Hillsboro/FSS
    • Oshkosh and/or Heli-Expo
    • Aviation History and Foundations class 20 hr ground ($600)
    • Featured Speakers (Professionals and FAAST speakers)
    • Learn to Hover Helicopter (Approximately 10 hrs) (3,500)
    • Learn to Land Airplane (Approximately 10 hrs) ($1900)
    • 10 hours in either Helicopter and Airplane Simulators or combination ($1600)
    • Solo Glider Flight (Must be 14 to Solo) ($2300)
Year 2: Age 15-16
  • UAS course
    • Ground School (20 hours) ($600)
    • FAA 107 UAS certificate (16 year old)
  • Aircraft of their choice based on previous year experience (16 years old)
    • Aircraft Specific Ground School (20 hours) ($600)
    • 20 more hours to solo (16 years old) ($3540-$6500)
  • Glider Pilot Private Pilot Certificate (15 years old) ($2600)
  • Oshkosh and/or Heli-Expo
Year 3: Age 16-17
  • Private pilot certificate
    • Average RW completion Time:
      • 5 Hours of flight time (50 more)
      • 70 Hours of Ground school
      • Average Cost $22,631 (including all materials and tests(1st time pass)
    • Average FW completion time:
      • 60 Hours of flight time (50 more)
      • 70 Hours of Ground school
    • Instrument Rating
      • Average RW completion Time:
        • 5 Hours of flight time
        • 16 hours of simulator time
        • 55 hours of Ground School
        • Average Cost $14,546 (including all materials and tests(1st time pass)
Year 4: Age 17-18
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
    • Average RW completion Time Including R44 Transition:
      • 5 Hours of Flight Time
      • 50 hours of Ground School
      • Average Cost $38,628 (including all materials and tests(1st time pass)
    • Average RW Completion time without R44 transition:
      • 5 Hours of Flight Time
      • 50 Hours of Ground School
      • Average Cost $24,628 (including all materials and tests(1st time pass)


    • 2018 HOLIDAYS: May 1 (Memorial Day) July 4 & 5 (Independence Day) September 4 (Labor Day) November 23 – 24, (Thanksgiving)

      ACTIVITIES & SPORTS: HAA high school students will have the unique benefit and opportunity to go to school and live with other high school age students who are pursuing their passions in snowboarding, skateboarding, and skiing as a career, and for some, as Olympic and X-Games athletes. After school and on weekends, aviation and sport students will hit the snow, mountain bike trails, trampolines, skate / bike park, soccer field, gym, and travel to various events and festivals throughout the Northwest.

      YEARLY OVERVIEW:       
      Year 1: The first year of the program provides an overview of the opportunities that are available in the industry. Career exploration courses will be the focus of the aviation curriculum in addition to the ground and flight training that is required to become a glider pilot. This introduction to aviation training will provide the student the opportunity to experience what professional pilot training.
      Year 2: The second year of the program will expose the student to a more practical aviation training program with the goals of completing their glider private pilot certificate as well as their remote pilot operator’s certificate. This knowledge will provide a foundation for their professional career covering topics like meteorology, aerodynamics, regulations and basic flight skills.
      Year 3: The third year of the program begins with completion of Hillsboro Aero Academy’s Private Pilot airplane training program. This program prepares student to meet the experience and skill requirements set by the FAA that will allow them to fly an airplane with passengers on their own once the appropriate FAA tests have been completed. After the completion of the Private Pilot certificate the student will then move on to their instrument rating that will allow them to fly in low visibility conditions
      Year 4: This fourth year of the program builds on the experience and training that was completed in the Private pilot and instrument rating. At the completion of year four the student will be eligible for the commercial pilot certificate which is the first step to a career as a professional pilot. After the completion of this certificate they can move on within the industry to start building experience.

      For more information or to schedule a consultation call us at (503) 622-8931 or email us at info@windellsacademy.com