Chris Jordan Chief
Though he now serves as our Chief Helicopter Instructor and the Director of Operations, Chris Jordan started his aviation career as a Leading Edge Flight Academy student. Chris started flying with LEFA back in 2006—when there was one helicopter, one instructor, and no more than five students. Following flight training, Chris spent 8 years in Alaska flying utility jobs and fire contracts, both with Leading Edge and for other companies.
Chris’s aviation journey brought him back to beautiful Bend, Oregon, where he’s continued to grow the flight school program by providing exceptional instruction to our students. When asked what advice he’d offer to an aspiring helicopter pilot, he responded that success requires perseverance, dedication, and never saying no to something that will further your career.
“If you make the decision to start flight training, stick with it. Dedication is number one.” — Chris