Press Release 1.22.15

William Shatner’s Moving America Forward TV Features Helicopter Flight Training

Studio City, CA., January 22, 2015 – John Stonecipher, President, CEO, Guidance Aviation appeared on William Shatner’s Moving America Forward TV, a national television series which celebrates the achievements and contributions of businesses and entrepreneurs across America.

During the interview, Stonecipher discusses Guidance Aviation’s partnerships with its collegiate institutions, the training of U.S. Military Veterans, helicopter pilot operations degree programs, pilot salaries, industry strength, and what his organization is doing to train the next generation of professional helicopter pilots.

Stonecipher was the recipient of the United States’ Small Business Administration’s Business Person of The Year, Washington, D.C., 2013, based on the criteria of financial strength, sustained hiring, sustained growth, response to adversity, and giving back to the community.

The entire episode can be viewed on the Moving America Foward TV as well as below:

Video Courtesy of Guidance Aviation

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About Guidance Aviation –

Established in 1998, Guidance Aviation is a recognized leader in aviation training.  Since its inception, the organization has endeavored to provide the most comprehensive, effective flight training in the industry, with the ultimate goal of producing professional helicopter pilots.  The organization is nationally recognized for its business acumen by the U.S. SBA as the Nation’s top business (2013) and internationally for its safety management system (SMS) by Helicopter Association International – the prestigious AgustaWestland Safety Excellence Award (2014).  Guidance Aviation operates two flight operations – Prescott, AZ. and Baton Rouge, LA.   At each location, the primary helicopter flight training organization has collegiate partners through which flight students may acquire their Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), Helicopter Pilot Operations-Aviation Technology, in addition to the necessary FAA certificates to become professional helicopter pilots, (CFI-I).  Guidance Aviation is a Military Friendly organization.  U.S. Military Veterans comprise approximately 50% of the workforce and 80% of the student body.

Picture(s) Courtesy of Guidance Aviation

William Shatner's Moving America Forward TV
Moving America Forward TV Anchor Doug Llewelyn (left) and Guidance Aviation CEO John Stonecipher.
William Shatner's Moving America Forward TV
CEO, John Stonecipher on set of Moving America Forward TV
William Shatner's Moving America Forward TV
Doug Llewelyn interviewing John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation on the set of William Shatner’s Moving America Forward TV.