Airplane Training


Flight TRAINING FOR AIRPLANE and helicopter PILOTS for nearly 20 years

Being an airplane pilot is often described as being the perfect career. World travel, great pay, amazing office views, and competitive benefits – combined with huge commercial demand. There’s no better place to get started, launched, and continue your airplane training and piloting skills than Leading Edge Flight Academy (LEFA). With over a decade training new and experienced pilots – and a versatile and safe fleet of Cessna and Beechcraft airplanes – we have everything you need to achieve and advance your airplane training and aviation goals.

Your perfect career – built in the perfect place

Situated at 3,460 feet, LEFA – located in Bend, Oregon – offers ideal conditions for learning to fly and launching your piloting career. Get firsthand experience navigating four weather seasons, combined with easy access to multiple airspace options during cross country flights.

Meet the Instructors

Our experienced team of Flight Instructors in beautiful Bend, Oregon will help you achieve your aviation goals

Our airplane TRAINING fleet

LEFA’s fleet of meticulously maintained aircraft are ideally suited for flight training

Advance your ratings

Already a pilot? Advance your ratings and grow your skills with comprehensive add-ons

Assistance to launch and advance your career

Learn more about LEFA’s industry partnerships and tools to help you kick-start your career

International Student Flight Training

At Leading Edge, we’ve trained students from all over the world for successful careers as both helicopter and airplane pilots. LEFA supports international students with an M-1 visa program as well as student housing and other logistical support

Earn your Pilot’s Certificates with a degree at COCC

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) in Bend offers a unique aviation program to help aspiring pilots. Learn how you can earn your Aviation Science degree in two years while completing much of your flight training onsite at Leading Edge.