New Financing Opportunity with Sallie Mae

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bend, Oregon | 3/31/2021 Students enrolled in Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon who need financial assistance will now have access to a new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with Sallie Mae.

The Smart Option Student Loan® will help students finance their careers in the professional pilot training programs. With the aviation industry in desperate need of pilots, this new lending option could not have come at a better time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% industry growth for the aviation industry by 2030.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide our students with responsible financing option to assist them in pursuing the flight training they need to work as a professional in the industry. Our program sets students up for success to achieve their professional pilot goals, and the option to have consistent funding will allow individuals to meet their goals in a timely manner.” – Courtney Massey, Director of Business Development, Leading Edge Flight Academy

Contact Leading Edge Flight Academy Admissions,, call 541.383.8825 for more information about this financing option, or visit

For over a decade Leading Edge Flight Academy has specialized in training helicopter pilots, airplane pilots, and launching aviation careers. Leading Edge’s start-to-finish support and above industry standard training prepares students to meet their aviation goals. With a management team of pilots – with over 37,000 cumulative hours and 100+ years in the industry – Leading Edge knows what it takes to prepare students for a career in aviation.


Contact: Courtney Massey
Leading Edge Flight Academy
63048 Powell Butte Hwy Bend. OR. 97701
Phone: 541.383.8825
Fax: 541.317.0709