Fixed Wing - Airplane
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.
Leading Edge Aviation
Rotary Wing - Helicopter
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.
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