Professional Air, a
Cessna Pilot Training Center located at the Bend Municipal Airport, is one of
our fixed-wing flight providers. They are a full service Fixed Base Operator
(FBO), offering flight instruction, airplane rentals, hangar rentals, fuel
services, avionics sales, avionics installation and aircraft maintenance. Their
training fleet is the newest and largest fleet in Central Oregon. They offer
flight training in several Cessna 172's, 172RG, Cirrus SR-20, and Piper
Seminole aircraft. The Cirrus SR-20 is a TAA (technically advanced aircraft)
with the Avidyne glass cockpit. They offer training under FAR Part 141 or
Part 61 for the Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight
Instructor (CFI/CFII/MEI) certificates/ratings.
View Cessna Learn to Fly website.
In operation since the 1980’s, Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) is
located on Bend Municipal Airport in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Leading Edge Aviation has been selected by the college as our rotary-wing flight provider,
and one of our fixed wing providers. You may visit their website for more
training information, and to explore their fleet of training aircraft.
LEA specializes in training professional pilots. 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 of Leading Edge Aviation's instructors are FITS (FAA/Industry
Training Standards) SBT (Scenario Based Training) Facilitators. LEA chief
instructors are highly experienced in the industry, with backgrounds ranging
from fighter pilots, search and rescue, fire, seismic exploration, corporate,
charter and major airlines.
LEA’s maintenance staff works on both airplanes and helicopters
and has a well- established reputation in avionics and maintenance. Leading
Edge Aviation is a Factory Certified Robinson Helicopter overhaul and
maintenance facility, as well as a Robinson Dealer.
LEA offers maintenance hangar facilities, offices, classrooms,
pilot briefing rooms, fuel services, on-site testing center and plenty of ramp
space for helicopter and airplane traffic.
Website: Helicopters: A day in the life