Launching Aviation Careers for 16 years
Are you commuting for work? Ready for new adventures? Refreshing your left-seat skills? We’ve designed our Apex flight program for pilots who want to make the most of the Aviation Lifestyle
Leading Edge offers Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) training operating as a Cirrus Training Center. As a flight instructor, I recommend students begin ground-based training during the fall/winter months so they are well-prepared to fly the following spring. Commonly, it requires four-six months to complete the flight training portion of Private Pilot certification; being able to fly often helps shorten that timeline. “One should expect to invest $8,000-$10,000 toward a Private Pilot Certificate,” Hayden Vardaman Bend Aircraft Mechanics in-house CFI/FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. Other useful offerings include “Rusty Pilot” and “Flying Companion” courses from each facility. I will attest that flying is more fun when your spouse comes along to enjoy the ride!
eXPERIENCE THE AVIATION lIFESTYLE
Learn to fly with us at Bend Airport in a Cirrus Aircraft: one of the world’s safest, most comfortable and technologically advanced aircraft.
Expand your business capabilities + Open up a new world of personal adventure and enjoyment
Save time and avoid crowds by making the pilot’s seat your new normal.
Fly to your business meeting and be home by kids’ sports and family dinner.
Bend to Portland = 40 min flight vs. 3 hr 25 min drive
Bend to San Francisco = 2 hr 20 min flight vs. 7 hr 50 min drive
Bend to Boise = 1 hr 15 min flight vs. 5 hr 14 min drive
Bend to Jackson = 2 hr 28 min flight vs. 10 hr 54 min drive
Bend to Seattle = 1 hr 14 min flight vs. 6 hr drive
Start your experience now with one of our Cirrus discovery missions: training flight to beautiful Silvies Valley Ranch, or training flight across the Cascade Mountains to Portland and back along the Columbia River Gorge and Deschutes River. Mention NWX ad and receive 10% off your discovery mission.
Apex Train + Travel
Are your clients ready to meet with you, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of the “new normal” of air travel? Take the business commute into your own hands! Our highly skilled instructors can get you to/from popular destinations from Bend, while you learn to take the controls and work towards your private pilot license. We make training work while getting you where you need to go. Enquire today to find a travel + training package that works for you! Rates vary based on destination. Example trip packages include:
Boeing Field, Seattle: $1,769
San Carlos, CA: $2,828
*Final rates based on destination and length of layover
Soar to new heights and Save! Reduced training rates for Private Pilots
Enroll in our private pilot program by June 30, to take advantage of our Summer Special. Receive your private pilot rating for $9995*.
With one-on-one training, flexible scheduling and virtual options, you can attain your private pilot license in 2-4 months. Enroll by 8/1/2020 to take advantage of our limited time training discount.
The Private Pilot training program entails:
29.5 flight hours in our Cessna 172 (27 with an instructor)
2.5 flight hours in Cirrus
3 hours in aviation training device
35 hours of one on one ground instruction (can be done virtually)
*COST BASED ON FAA MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. RATES DO NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF BOOKS, EXAMS OR CHECK RIDES. TOTAL TRAINING COSTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON INDIVIDUAL PROFICIENCY.
Cirrus Discovery Flight
Explore the finer side of aviation, while soaring to new heights (and speeds) in our luxury single-engine Cirrus G5 SR22T. Our one-hour introductory flight is the perfect way to take your first step into the aviation lifestyle of your dreams. Schedule today for only $495.
Ready to take the next step in your Aviation Lifestyle? We provide support and guidance to help you purchase the perfect aircraft for your needs