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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...

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,...