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Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient,… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 03-Apr-18

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

Big Mountain Heli Tours is partnering with Leading Edge Aviation Inc. to bring helicopter tours to Central Oregon. Well-known landscapes such as Smith Rock State Park, Cascade Range and Lava Lands will now be available for helicopter tours. Big Mountain Heli Tours CEO, Patric Douglas hopes to transport resort guests to and from sceneries such… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Planners support private helipad near John Wayne Airport

Planners support private helipad near John Wayne Airport

If given final approval by the City Council, the 40-by-40-foot pad on the roof of 3132 Airway Ave. would be solely used by Mike Manclark, CEO of Leading Edge Aviation Services, to park his personal helicopter.  See full story

Source: Daily Pilot, 01-Oct-15

28-Feb-15 N7425T Robinson R44 Lexington, US-Oregon

Force landing on a road intersection

28-Feb-15

Salt Lake Community College contracts with Leading Edge Aviation

Salt Lake Community College contracts with Leading Edge Aviation

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) recently signed a contract with Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) as the Helicopter Provider for the SLCC Professional Pilot – Rotary Wing AAS Degree in Salt Lake City. LEA, based in Bend, Oregon was chosen through a state bidding process. “Expansion into the Salt Lake City area in partnership with SLCC… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 30-Mar-14

Leading Edge Provides Initial NVG Training to San Diego FD

Leading Edge Provides Initial NVG Training to San Diego FD

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon, based company, has just completed Initial Night Vision Goggle training for the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s Air Operations Division. In early 2013, Leading Edge joined Night Flight Concepts as a training partner. Leading Edge holds 141 approved courses for Initial, Recurrent, and Instructor NVG Training. LEA… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 06-Nov-13

Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

Leading Edge Aviation, Inc. of Bend, Oregon is pleased to announce that they have entered into a training partnership with Texas based Night Flight Concepts. Night Flight Concepts President, Adam Aldous said, “Night Flight Concepts is proud to have Leading Edge Aviation as the newest Alignment Training Center for premier NVG training solutions in the… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 01-Jul-13

Leading Edge first to offer flight training in G500H equipped R44

Leading Edge first to offer flight training in G500H equipped R44

With STC in hand, Leading Edge Aviation is the first flight school in the US to offer instruction in a Garmin G500H equipped R44 helicopter. The glass cockpit installation offers higher level of safety, reliability and is a powerful tool in preparing students for success in the industry. Leading Edge now offers instruction using traditional… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 14-Feb-12

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National Park Service will be able to ban helicopters at Crater Lake

National Park Service will be able to ban helicopters at Crater Lake

The National Park Service will have the power to ban helicopter flights over Crater Lake without having to go through so much red tape.  Oregon Democrats Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley inserted a provision giving that power to the park service into a FAA bill that Congress passed this week. The bill is… Read more »

Source: HTR News, 11-Feb-12

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FAA training contract won by Leading Edge Aviation

FAA training contract won by Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter flight school, has been selected through the solicitation and award process to provide helicopter flight training to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Certification and Inspector Pilots. The contract was awarded based on Leading Edge Aviation’s high standards of performance in their flight training program. “This contract… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 10-Jan-11

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31-Aug-10 N67264 Hiller UH-12 Kamiah, US-Idaho (3F)

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Expanded helicopter training now available at Leading Edge Aviation

Expanded helicopter training now available at Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter flight school, and Central Oregon Community College (COCC) announce the approval of their new Advanced Helicopter Training Course by the Oregon Department of Education and Department of Veteran Affairs This new course expands the existing degree program to include Turbine Transition, Night Vision Goggle (NVG), External… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 17-Jun-10

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Leading Edge Aviation announces post 9-11 GI Bill flight training growth

Leading Edge Aviation announces post 9-11 GI Bill flight training growth

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter company, is one of the first helicopter flight schools in the country to provide a college program for students utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill. LEA has partnered with Central Oregon Community College (COCC) for the past three years, offering degree programs with professional helicopter pilot… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 14-May-10

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Bill would give Crater Lake National Park say over helicopters

Bill would give Crater Lake National Park say over helicopters

The National Park Service would get special authority to decide if Leading Edge Aviation can fly tours over Crater Lake under legislation passed by the U.S. Senate on Monday.

Source: Washington Examiner, 26-Mar-10

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Leading Edge Aviation now offering Student Loans for helicopter flight training

Leading Edge Aviation now offering Student Loans for helicopter flight training

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter flight school, has received approval to offer Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans for helicopter flight training. Recent enhancements have enabled Sallie Mae to offer this loan program to a wider variety of students. Galit Miller, Flight School Administrator for Leading Edge Aviation said, “This program… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 04-Feb-10

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Leading Edge Aviation announces tours, turbine transition training and charters at Lake Tahoe

Leading Edge Aviation announces tours, turbine transition training and charters at Lake Tahoe

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter company, has partnered with Heli Tahoe to provide aircraft and pilot services in Lake Tahoe, CA.

13-Oct-09

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Helicopter tours proposed around Crater Lake, Oregon

Source: KGW, 23-Jul-09

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KBND Radio takes to the Skies with R22 from Leading Edge Aviation

KBND Radio takes to the Skies with R22 from Leading Edge Aviation

Source: KBND, 05-May-09

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Leading Edge Aviation Flies Lapine Highschool NJROTC Students

Source: Vertical, 06-Apr-09

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Oregon flight school gets students excited about helicopters

Source: AOPA, 18-Mar-09

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Leading Edge Aviation keeps R44 Raven II owners cool with air conditioning

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Mar-09

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Leading Edge Aviation Able to get Financing for Students in Tough Credit Market

Source: http://www.verticalmag.com/control/news/templates/?a=10202, 03-Mar-09

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Precise Flight, Leading Edge and L-3 Team Up to Provide Pulsing HID/Infrared Camera Combination for Bell 206 and 407

Precise Flight, Inc. in collaboration with L-3 Communications Avionics Systems and Leading Edge Aviation has introduced a modification incorporating high intensity lights and infrared imaging for Bell 206 and 407 helicopters. The new STC’d system unites the PreciseLite HID’s with L-3’s Infrared Imaging System (IRISâ„¢) camera kit to dramatically increase a pilot’s ability to navigate… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 21-Feb-09

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