by Cathy Stonecipher, Administrative Director, Guidance Helicopters, Inc.
Our community’s education is extremely important to Guidance Helicopters, Inc.,
and we strive to promote community awareness.
By sponsoring the education section, we hope that our community members
become aware of all of our children’s educational opportunities in Yavapai County.
We are blessed to live in a dynamic community that is education driven.
We are an FAA-approved helicopter pilot training institution that offers the most comprehensive, effective training available.
Our goal is to produce pilots who set the standard in the industry for professionalism and safety.
Founded in 1998 by John L. Stonecipher, Guidance Helicopters has trained more than 400 pilots who are working in the helicopter industry today. Guidance’s dedication to excellence is evident in the caliber of pilots who graduate and are employed immediately afterward to their highly experienced staff.
Stonecipher was the United States SBA National Business Person of the Year in 2013, and Guidance Helicopters received the Safety Excellence Award in 2014 by the Helicopter Association International Augusta Westland.
Student pilots at Guidance have a well-defined, straightforward path to follow to reach their completion goals. In 24 months, students go from having no experience to certificated flight instructor rating. Training conforms to a rigorous schedule that’s been fine-tuned to promote the most success and certificate completion.