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Customer Spotlight on Leading Edge Aviation and Flight Academy

Customer Spotlight on Leading Edge Aviation and Flight Academy

Bend, Oregon—ranked among the top ten places to live in the United States—is an outdoors paradise and home to Leading Edge Flight Academy (LEFA) and Leading Edge Aviation. This Pacific Northwest city enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year, providing the...

New Financing Opportunity with Sallie Mae

New Financing Opportunity with Sallie Mae

Students enrolled in Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon who need financial assistance will now have access to a new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with Sallie Mae.

Industry Spotlight: TEMSCO Helicopters

Industry Spotlight: TEMSCO Helicopters

  We recently had the chance to chat with Eric Eichner, chief pilot of TEMSCO helicopters in Alaska, about the state of the helicopter industry and what they are looking for in each candidate they interview. For those who don’t know, TEMSCO is an acronym for...

What is Flight Training?

What is Flight Training?

  We hear it all of the time: “I want to get my private pilot license in two weeks.” Now, to an outsider, that may not seem outrageous; after all, the private pilot rating only requires 40 hours of flight time for FAA part 61 minimums. But those hours are more...

2021 Year In Review

2021 Year In Review

2021 Year in Review, Leading Edge Aviation in Bend, Oregon January 12, 2022 - Last January brought a sigh of relief to many as we entered into a new season with hopes of improvement from the turbulence of 2020. Many in the aviation industry held their breath, hoping...

Leading Edge Launches New Tour Division

Leading Edge Launches New Tour Division

Leading Edge Aviation Launches Aerial Tour Options for Central OregonDecember 16, 2021 –Leading Edge Aviation of Bend, Oregon today announced a new division which brings Central Oregon Aerial Tour options to visitors and locals alike. Effective immediately, Leading...

Leading Edge Flight Academy Helps Student Pilots Soar

Leading Edge Flight Academy Helps Student Pilots Soar

Leading Edge Flight Academy Helps Student Pilots Soar BY RONNI WILDE — CBN REPORTER ON DECEMBER 9, 2021E-HEADLINES, FEATURE SECTION (The Leading Edge fleet of aircraft | Photo courtesy of Leading Edge Flight Academy) For those wishing to become a pilot as a profession...

COCC Aviation Program Puts Students on Faster Track to Piloting

COCC Aviation Program Puts Students on Faster Track to Piloting

COCC Aviation Program Puts Students on Faster Track to Piloting   BY RONNI WILDE — CBN REPORTER ON DECEMBER 7, 2021BUSINESS & INDUSTRY, E-HEADLINES, FEATURE SECTION (Carl Manning in a helicopter cockpit with an instructor | Photo courtesy of Carl Manning) For...

New Financing Opportunity with Meritize

New Financing Opportunity with Meritize

New Financing Option Available to Students at Leading Edge Flight Academy   12/1/2021: Students enrolled in Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon who need tuition or financial assistance will now have access to an innovative new financing option to pay for their...