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Mr. John Stonecipher L.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Guidance Helicopters Inc.

HQ Phone: (928) 443-9370

Email: j***@***.aero

Guidance Helicopters Inc.

6565 Crystal Lane

Prescott, Arizona 86301

United States

Company Description

Guidance Helicopters, Inc. was founded with this core belief and vision: TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING We are committed to this philosophy. Within the highly competitive helicopter pilot market, Guidance Helicopters, Inc. h... more

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"I would have three helicopters if ...

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"I would have three helicopters if it weren't for the Post-9/11 GI Bill," said John Stonecipher, the owner of Guidance Aviation, which has 23 helicopters and a staff of 108 training nearly 200 students - most of them veterans - in Prescott and a second location in Baton Rouge, La.

Student pilots practice landing on a houseboat Stonecipher keeps at Lake Powell.
Stonecipher said the GI Bill is crucial to meet the demand for helicopter pilots. The training his company provides - including time in turbine helicopters - helps veterans land the best jobs available, he said.
He acknowledged that the bill has been an enormous boost to his business, which he said had revenues of more than $15 million last year.
At the same time, he said, the company has had to take on more than $12 million in debt in order to buy enough helicopters to meet the growing demand for training.
"There's a tremendous amount of risk associated with this," he said.
In 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration named Stonecipher "small-businessman of the year" for his success and commitment to veterans.
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Stonecipher said that ground school classes toward an aviation degree at Yavapai were a benefit for his employees. His wife had wanted to learn to fly but found she couldn't because of back problems, he said.
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Stonecipher said he added four Robinson R-66 turbine helicopters to his fleet to remain competitive with Upper Limit in recruiting veterans.
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CEO John Stonecipher


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John Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation Inc. and Small Business Person Of The Year Winner


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John Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation in Arizona, was named the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year


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John Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation in Arizona, was named the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year


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John Stonecipher

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