Helicopter Add-ons & Advanced Courses

WE ARE OPEN, Accepting students, and ready to safely fly with you!

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.

Specialized 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

 

NVG (R44)
6 hrs      Ground = $300
9 hrs      Flight = $5175
Mountain (R44)
10 hrs      Ground = $500
10 hrs      Flight = $5750
Mountain (206)
10 hrs      Ground = $500
10 hrs      Flight = $8238
Turbine Transition (206)
10 hrs      Ground = $500
5 hrs         Flight = $4119

    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.

Course Layout:

15 hours       dual flight time

5  hours        ground training      

Estimated Costs:

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):

8-10 Days

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.