International Students

Education, support, and resources to launch your career

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

We’ve trained students from all over the world for successful careers as both helicopter and airplane pilots. LEA provides a wide-range of support and resources to ensure the success of our students from across the globe.

M1 Visa Flight Training

Leading Edge Aviation is proud to provide helicopter and airplane flight training for students utilizing the M1 visa. As an approved M1 visa school, we provide international students the opportunity to train in a world-class environment while gaining valuable experience in mountain operations and taking advantage of 300 days of sunshine per year.


Moving to a new country can be a challenge. That’s why LEA provides students with support and guidance for their relocation. LEA also has limited student housing available

International Student Requirements & Details

Leading Edge Aviation welcomes applications from qualified international students. General admission requirements are identical for all applicants, regardless of citizenship. However, immigration regulations, varying educational backgrounds, and financial considerations require additional procedures for international students.

Leading Edge Aviation is authorized to enroll and train non-immigrant foreign students through the M1 visa program. Being accepted to LEA Flight School does not guarantee entrance to the United States. Note that obtaining a visa may take a considerable amount of time.

To better understand the U.S. government requirements regarding the M1 visa, review the information posted by your nearest consulate or embassy at

Additional Visa Resources

Visit, an official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures, to learn about the visa application process, understand current requirements, and get updates on recent developments.