Hillsboro Heli Academy Partners with Bristow on New Career Pathway


Hillsboro Heli Academy, a division of Hillsboro Aero Academy based in Troutdale, Oregon, has added another industry leader to its Career Pathway Program. Hillsboro Heli Academy has just finalized an agreement with Bristow on a career pathway for its helicopter students.

Bristow Group offers helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR), and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Bristow has large operations in the North Sea, Nigeria, and the Gulf of Mexico as well as many other major offshore oil and gas-producing locations.

The Career Pathway Program provides opportunities for the partner organizations to engage with students during their training through presentations, events, and interviews. Hillsboro Heli Academy students are able to apply for the pathway that best meets their career goals at any point during their training. After being accepted into the program, their selected partner monitors their training progress. Once the student is hired by Hillsboro Heli Academy and achieves the flight hour minimums, he or she is guaranteed an interview and given hiring preference based on performance at the selected pathway partner.

In addition to Bristow, Hillsboro Heli Academy has a partnership with Sundance Helicopters.

“We are so excited to add yet another one of the helicopter industry leaders into our Career Pathway Program.  Our goal is to give our students the best avenue for success possible and to have Bristow as a part of that is extremely exciting,” said Jared Friend, Helicopter School General Manager.

To learn more about Hillsboro Heli Academy and the Career Pathway Program, please contact our admissions team at 503.726.3000 or info@flyhaa.com.