Launching Aviation Careers for 16 years

Whether you’re new to aviation or your career as a pilot is well-established, Leading Edge provides career development support and services to help you reach your aviation goals.

Our structured training is designed to give you a competitive advantage when launching or advancing your aviation career.




SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program

We are a proud partner of the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program, which provides a direct path for exceptional pilots to join SkyWest. You’ll benefit from enhanced seniority, guaranteed interviews, access to pilot mentors, and more






Job Placement opportunities

LEFA graduates who then become LEFA instructors are recognized industry-wide for their talent and skill. LEA works with you and our industry partners to provide job placement opportunities well-matched to your interests and ability




Resume Assistance

We know what aviation employers are looking for in their new pilots. LEA provides our graduates with resume writing assistance, so you can showcase your education and skills.










Horizon Program

Central Oregon Community College (COCC), in partnership with Horizon Air, offers eligible students $7,500 toward flight training. With the goal of encouraging students to invest in their community, students become eligible for the grant when they agree to stay and teach as a certified flight instructor for a COCC-approved FAA Part 141 school, like Leading Edge Aviation

Alaska Seaplanes

Leading Edge Flight Academy now offers a pilot pathway program to guarantee success for our most motivated students. After a vetting process during training, students are fast-tracked in their career path, launching them towards an exciting opportunity with Alaska Seaplanes.

Leading Edge Flight Academy offers a highly regarded training curriculum, outstanding safety practices, and produces graduates with excellent reputations, known for their skills and integrity.


Alaska Seaplanes

Alaska Seaplanes is the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska. Operating from a hub in Juneau, Alaska Seaplanes serves the markets of Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Kake, Klawock, Sitka, Angoon, Tenakee Springs, Pelican, Elfin Cove and Excursion Inlet on a year-round basis. Alaska Seaplanes also serves Whitehorse, Yukon on a seasonal basis. Custom charters are available throughout Southeast Alaska, Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Operating Eight Wheel Planes: Cessna 208 Grand Caravans, Pilatus PC-12, and six float planes: DeHavilland Beaver, Cessna 206 and Cessna 208A Caravan, pilots receive a variety of experience within the company.