Higher Education that Sets You Soaring in the Right Direction.
Our helicopter training program boasts an unbeatable record for graduate success, with former students going on to pursue careers that they once only dreamed of achieving in the Pacific Northwest. We attribute this to a seamless combination of excellent instruction, one-on-one support, diverse flying environments, and impeccable safety management. The reasons for our success as a flight school, therefore your success as a pilot, are numerous and growing:
Located at 3400 feet the Bend Airport (BDN) altitude is ideal for mountain flying.
Bend, Oregon offers over 300 days of sunshine a year, yet we see it all! Four seasons bring rain, sleet, snow, wind and a whole lot of sunshine to best prepare you for all the elements you will see in your career. Bend also offers students ease of training due to the close proximity of instrument approaches, controlled airspace and much more. Bend is a short hop from Portland, Seattle and San Francisco for long cross country experience and busy airspace.
Leading Edge’s management team has over 35,000 hours of flight experience and over 100 years in the industry, cumulative. Our experience has allowed us to build scenarios into the helicopter training program at each level to prepare you for the challenges you will face in the industry.
Curriculum is a key component to your ability to thrive as a pilot. We have a comprehensive curriculum chalked full of Scenario Based Helicopter Training.
Career Development Opportunities, including resume writing assistance, placement assistance and OJT are available to our graduates. Leading Edge’s employment rate is one of the highest in the country. We work with you to direct your training in such a way as to give you a competitive advantage over other applicants when applying for a job.
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