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Happy Holidays from all of us at Guidance Aviation.  2011 has been an exciting year for us and we hope 2012 brings all of you a great deal of happiness and success.

Special thanks to our students, faculty, staff and partners at Yavapai College for a fantastic 2011!

With this edition of the GA News, we are happy to share the winner of the Fall Photo Contest as well as all that has happened this past year and what to look forward to in 2012 at Guidance Aviation.
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Tel: 928.443.9370

Fall Photo Finale --- Finally!
We had numerous photo submissions for our Fall Photo Contest and it was difficult to choose a winner with so many great photos.  So, we decided to create two categories: "Students" and  "Public". 


This Fall's winner for the "Public category" goes to Thad Torix and his unique photo of the pilot helmet with helicopter reflection in the visor.  Great photo Thad!   Even Vertical Magazine chimed in on this one!!


























Runner up in the "Public category" submitted by Matt Ottosen
"Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion"
Submitted by Matt Ottosen


The "Student category" winner goes to   JJ Scoble of the Yavapai College-Guidance Aviation Professional Pilot Program.  Way to go JJ!  Nice pose.
Guidance Aviation Helicopter Flight Training  
 Runner-up in the Guidance Aviation Student Category submitted by Joseph Schonert,
"R22" on Guidance Aviation ramp.
Joseph Schonert, Guidance Aviation-Yavapai College Flight Student
The New Turbine Program
As many of you already know, one of the biggest developments at Guidance Aviation in 2011 has been the arrival of the Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter and the Turbine Transition Training Course
For more info on Turbine Transition training at Guidance Aviation, contact Student Services at .




2011: A big year for SAR's
We were busy in 2011 as it brought us five successful search and rescues. Well, technically fourYavapai County Sheriff's Office were official search and rescues and the fifth was a training flight that found an accident site and injured pilot.
A big thank you to all involved, including flight crews, dispatch and especially the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) for all the great work they do.
Links to 2011 SAR stories:
Guidance Aviation Search Helicopter flight training crew finds accident site
Alumni Highlight: Robert Cunningham, Combat Photographer, Author of "Afghanistan: On The Bounce"
Guidance Aviaition graduate, combat photographer, Robert Cunningham begins work on
publishing his photo book, "Afghanistan:  On The Bounce".
More of his photos and book info can be viewed on the book's Facebook page at:
Way to go Robert, we are proud of you!


Photo by Robert Cunningham, On The Bounce  



















On The Bounce, by Robert Cunningham  
Alumni, we want to highlight you in our Careers Section!
Send us your Career story to:
New Website and Brochure 
Our new website and brochure are products of our growth and dedication to enhancing the student experience.
Our new website has combined our previous websites and includes helicopter and airplane fleet galleries, Veterans SectionForum , Blog and Careers-Opportunities Section.
We encourage all of you to utilize the Forums section of the new website to post inquiries and needs as they relate to housing, jobs and training.  As these areas of the Forum begin to be populated with requests, useful information will follow as we build resources for our student body.
The Guidance Aviation News Blog is also included in the new website along with links to our social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Soon, our newest section of the website, "My GA",  will be operational.  This section is dedicated to
students and faculty and will include direct log-in to "My FBO", private-students only forum, and log-in access to My Blackboard, complete with instructional, online videos accessible 24/7.  
Brochure snippet:
Guidance Aviation Brochure 2011  
Website snippet:
Guidance Aviation Website  
MY GA snippet:
My GA: Guidance Aviation  
Top Blog posts for 2011


R66 Guidance Aviation Hangar

March, 2011: Guidance Aviation Wins Top Award in State of Arizona
2011 also brought statewide
Guidance Takes Top Awards at State Capitol
recognition to Guidance Aviation
as the Arizona Small Business
Development Center recognized Guidance Aviation as the Top Winner
in Arizona in 2011.

See General Aviation News Article: 

Cirrus SR20 Guidance Aviation
Guidance Aviation CIrrus SR20

Note to GA Staff, Students, Family, FriendsGuidance Aviation Facebook Page: Helicopter and Airplane Flight Training
If you haven't already done so, it is important for you to please migrate over to our new Guidance Aviation Facebook business page to get our latest news and updates.  Soon, we will be phasing out all our other Facebook pages.

Go HERE and click the "LIKE" Button! 



Seasons Greetings!!


Guidance Aviation

6565 Crystal Lane, Prescott, AZ. 86301
Tel: 928.443.9370