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Whether it’s your first day at the controls or you’re a seasoned pilot, Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) offers FAA-approved courses and education programs to further your aviation career. LEA also provides add-ons for all ratings, including recurrent instrument and proficiency training.
Mountain Flying Operations
Learn the unique aspects of mountain flying at the base of the Cascade Mountains, including meteorology, terrain, and pilot skills required to fly and operate safely in mountainous conditions. We offer real-world application of ridge-line, pinnacle, confined area, and high density altitude operations
Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Training
An FAA-approved NVG course that prepares you for the advanced requirements of today’s commercial operators. We provide multiple levels of NVG training, including initial qualification, instructor endorsement, and recurring training
Turbine Transition (206)
External Load Operations
Gain sought-after external load operations skills. Taught by our experienced utility pilots using our Bell 206 series and Robinson R-44 RII helicopters, you’ll obtain the knowledge and skills required to operate with an external load, including the use of long lines and Bambi buckets.
15 hours dual flight time
5 hours ground training
Program has been approved for VA Education Benefits.
R44 Bell 206
15 Dual $8625 $13107
5 Ground $250 $250
Course total: $9125 $13607
Special Offer: If you pay for the course in full at the time of enrollment, you will receive a 10% discount. Most forms of payment are accepted!
Estimated Time Frame (varies based on pilot experience and weather conditions):
Turbine Transition Course
Expand your piloting expertise by gaining the ability to operate turbine aircraft. You’ll train in the 206 B3 and L3 models to learn the specific operating parameters of turbine-powered helicopters. This course focuses on the systems, basic flying maneuvers, and emergency procedures in a turbine helicopter.