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Onward and Upward, Our Instructors Are Making Big Moves!

Onward and Upward, Our Instructors Are Making Big Moves!

In a year that has felt more like a decade to professional pilots in all airframes, news of forward progression almost seems too good to be true. Reports of continued pilot demand are often met with raised eyebrows and cynical whispers. “How can we bounce back from a...

LEADING EDGE FLIGHT ACADEMY 2020 REVIEW

LEADING EDGE FLIGHT ACADEMY 2020 REVIEW

In January of 2020, the term “pilot shortage” was becoming a well-known buzzword to media outlets throughout the world. Student pilots were going through flight training and entering the airlines as a first officer in record time while flight schools did their best to...

LEADING EDGE FLIGHT ACADEMY WELCOMES NEW FIXED WING CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

LEADING EDGE FLIGHT ACADEMY WELCOMES NEW FIXED WING CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

​January 13, 2021: Leading Edge Flight Academy (www.flybend.com) of Bend, Oregon is proud to announce the addition of their new Chief Fixed Wing Instructor, James Presler.  Having flown for both a major air carrier as well as being a retired Navy F/A-18 Fighter Pilot,...

FLIGHT TRAINING LOCATION: THREE FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

FLIGHT TRAINING LOCATION: THREE FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

  There are multiple important factors to consider when you are researching flight schools before making a final decision on where to pursue your flight training. A few of these factors are obvious in their importance such as the school’s safety record,...