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.
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 Timber, Exploration, Mining, Survey, Cargo, Operations. TEMSCO was founded in… Continue reading Industry Spotlight: TEMSCO Helicopters
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 than just sitting behind the… Continue reading What is Flight Training?
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 to see a return to semi-normal air… Continue reading 2021 Year In Review
Central Oregon Community College’s two-year aviation program allows students to quickly attain ratings and build flight time. After nearly two decades in the U.S. Navy, Chris McNulty is letting his passion soar. The 37-year-old Bend resident was a helicopter crew member when he was in the service, but he’s ready to pilot fixed -wing planes.… Continue reading COCC Aviation program helps fill pilot shortage