AVIATION BOARDING SCHOOL SYLLABUS

*All flight training costs & travel are approximate and in addition to base boarding school fees

Year 1: Age 14-15 (Aviation Career Survey)

  • 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 (Drone & Glider Certificates)

  • UAS course

    • Ground School (20 hours) ($600)

    • FAA 107 UAS certificate (16 years old)

  • Aircraft 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 & Instrument, FW/RW)

Private pilot certificate

  • Rotor Wing average completion times:

    • 50 Hours of flight time

    • 70 Hours of Ground School

    • Average Cost $22,631 (including all materials and tests (1st time pass))

  • Fixed Wing average completion times:

    • 60 Hours of flight time (50 more)

    • 70 Hours of Ground School

Instrument Ratings

  • Rotor Wing average completion times:

    • 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 & CFI, FW/RW,)

  • 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))

  • Certificated Flight Instructor

Post Grad Summer Institute: CFII – Certificated Flight Instrument Instructor

After earning your high school diploma and completing your CFI during your fourth year, you’ll have the opportunity to take your final step and earn your CFII.  This final phase, coupled with HAA’s job placement assistance, gives you the cutting edge that separates you from the pack, providing you exceptional marketability within the aviation job market.

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

    ACTIVITIES & SPORTS: You 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 you the opportunity to experience what professional pilot training.

    Year 2:


    The second year of the program exposes you to a more practical aviation training program with the goals of completing their glider private pilot certificate as well as your remote pilot operator’s Part 107 certificate. This knowledge will provide a foundation for your 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 you to meet the experience and skill requirements set by the FAA that will allow you to fly an airplane with passengers on your own once the appropriate FAA tests have been completed. After the completion of the Private Pilot certificate you will then move on to your instrument rating allowing you to fly in low visibility conditions.

    Year 4:


    Building upon your Private and Instrument ratings the year prior, you’ll work toward and earn your commercial and certificated flight instructor (CFI) ratings in the fourth year. These two ratings are crucial and serve as first steps to a career as a professional pilot!

    Post Grad Summer Institute: CFII – Certificated Flight Instrument Instructor

    After earning your high school diploma, commercial, and CFI during your fourth year, you’ll have the opportunity to take your final step and earn your CFII.  This final phase, coupled with HAA’s job placement assistance, gives you the cutting edge that separates you from the pack, providing you exceptional marketability within the aviation job market.

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