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Leading Edge Aviation is located on Bend Municipal Airport in beautiful Bend, Oregon. 

Leading Edge Aviation Flight School is located at Bend Municipal Airport in beautiful Bend, Oregon, serving all of the Pacific Northwest. 

Here at LEA flight school, we specialize in training professional pilots as well as the private owner for their license. Helicopter students train in Robinson R22, Robinson R44 and Bell 206 series aircraft. Airplane students train in Cessna 172 and Beechcraft Bonanza or Baron aircraft. 

All Leading Edge Aviation instructors are  FITS (FAA/Industry Training Standards) SBT (Scenario Based Training) Facilitators, in order to guarantee that our students receive the most comprehensive training curriculum available. 

Our knowledgeable maintenance staff works on both airplanes and helicopters and has a well- established reputation in avionics and maintenance. 

Why is maintenance important to you as a flight student? You can rest assured that your aircraft has top of the line technicians performing routine maintenance as well as any major work that may need to be done.

In addition to our maintenance hangar facilities, we also have offices, classrooms, pilot briefing rooms, and plenty of ramp space for helicopter and airplane traffic. LEA is always expanding our facilities and pursuing growth as a company.

Try on the pilot life for size by taking one of our Pilot Discovery Flights!


       Pilot Discovery Flight Pricing
 Passengers    Per Person     Aircraft 
1 $139 R22
1 $79 172


Discover the thrill of life behind the controls! Whether you are merely interested or are seriously considering a career as a professional pilot, come see first-hand what it’s all about! Our flight instructors will discuss the career opportunities of becoming a pilot. Next, you’ll receive an orientation briefing as an introduction to the world of aviation.

Take the Controls! You’ll take flight in a Leading Edge Aviation training aircraft, either an R22 or Cessna 172.



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