Guidance Aviation establishes Scholarship for Student Helicopter Pilots in Need of Financial Assistance

On August 17, 2011, the Guidance Academy Scholarship was established by Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona to provide financial assistance to students in need who are enrolled in the Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program pursuing their Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Professional Pilot – Helicopters.
Guidance Aviation is donating $11,000 in the month of August 2011 to Yavapai College Foundation to kick off the fund and plans to donate at least $15,000 per semester which totals at least $45,000 per year.

John Stonecipher (right),
CEO, Guidance Aviation
and Bobby Fields of the VA Vet Center
The scholarship was created by Guidance Aviation’s CEO John Stonecipher, working with Mr. Steven Walker, Director of the Yavapai College Foundation and Mr. Paul Kirchgrabber, Director of Development, Yavapai College Foundation.

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the establishment of the Guidance Academy Scholarship will be announced officially at the Guidance Aviation Student Recognition BBQ, 5:00pm, at the Guidance Aviation flight training facility at the Prescott airport (PRC). In attendance will be Dr.Penelope Wills, President, Yavapai College.



Guidance Aviation is a career placement academy specializes in high altitude flight training in both helicopters and airplanes.  Located in Prescott, Arizona, Guidance Aviation was the first FAA Approved Part 141 high altitude helicopter flight training facility in the U.S.  Guidance Aviation produces professional pilots for the helicopter and airplane industries.

For more information, contact:

Guidance Marketing / Public Relations
6565 Crystal Lane

Prescott, AZ. 86301

Tel: 928-443-9370
Guidance Aviation provides high altitude helicopter and fixed wing flight training utilizing the newest aircraft and best equipment available. For more information, go to or