Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend & Alaska Seaplanes of Juneau, Alaska Develop Career Pathway Program


In partnership with Alaska Seaplanes, Leading Edge Flight Academy now offers a pilot pathway program to guarantee success for our most motivated students. After a vetting process during training, students are fast-tracked in their career path, launching them towards an exciting opportunity with Alaska Seaplanes.

Leading Edge Flight Academy offers highly regarded training curriculum, outstanding safety practices, and produces graduates with excellent reputations, known for their skills and integrity.

“We want our students to feel confident in the path that lies ahead of them,” said Courtney Massey, director of business development, Leading Edge Flight Academy. “The first step into the industry can feel daunting. We are excited about this pathway program, and the peace of mind it will provide our graduates when moving into their next career.”

How the program works:

  • Apply to Leading Edge Flight Academy and begin your training
  • When you reach the CFI stage of your training and have received a recommendation from your Chief Pilot, you can opt-in to the program. Alaska Seaplanes personnel will then be present for your CFI interview with Leading Edge
  • If you are successful, you will flight instruct with Leading Edge to gain necessary hours and experience
  • Once you have gained the appropriate flight hours, with continued recommendation from Leading Edge Flight Academy, Alaska Seaplanes will finalize your position review with a follow up interview for their upcoming season

Alaska Seaplanes is the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska. Operating from a hub in Juneau, Alaska Seaplanes serves the markets of Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Kake, Klawock, Sitka, Angoon, Tenakee Springs, Pelican, Elfin Cove and Excursion Inlet on a year-round basis. Alaska Seaplanes also serves Whitehorse, Yukon on a seasonal basis. Custom charters are available throughout Southeast Alaska, Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Operating Eight Wheel Planes: Cessna 208 Grand Caravans, Pilatus PC-12, and six float planes: DeHavilland Beaver, Cessna 206 and Cessna 208A Caravan, pilots receive a variety of experience within the company.



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