November 16, 2021

Leading Edge Aviation turns three years old

Leading Edge Aviation turns three years old

Leading Edge Aviation turns three years old and celebrates its expanding fleet & milestone student population.

This month, Leading Edge Aviation turns three years old and what better way to celebrate than with a ‘class of 2021’ photo. In addition to their expanding fleet of aircraft, simulators and facilities, the growing academy is now home to over 200 students. Based at Oxford Airport, the students sit across both Ground School and Flight Training phases of training, supported by over 60 members of staff.

Chief Executive Officer, Andy McFarlane commented “It has been a privilege to see so many students begin their journey to the flight deck with us at Leading Edge Aviation. Whilst the pandemic had brought the industry many challenges, it’s been a real pleasure to see our graduates take airline placements and achieve their dream of flying commercially, and also to see so many new students follow in their footsteps.”

Leading Edge Aviation has seen steady growth in its student numbers recently with 18 joining their September course and a further 22 in October, they’re looking forward to continuing this success in November too. This success follows their many recent announcements including their state-of-the-art accommodation, The Arc, just minutes from the academy in Kidlington and their inhouse engineering capability.

For more Information on training with Leading Edge Aviation, please visit or call 01865 546 300. Media enquiries should be directed to Sarah Champneys, Head of Marketing at


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More about Leading Edge Aviation
Leading Edge Aviation is a rapidly expanding pilot training academy with a fresh approach and an emphasis on holistic training. Offering the highest standards of regulatory technical training, students also benefit from a comprehensive professional and personal development curriculum to enhance non-technical skills.

Leading Edge delivers modular (including Ground School, MECPL, CBIR, MEIR, uMAP (university Modular Airline Preparation), A-UPRT (Advanced Upset Prevention Recovery Training), APC MCC (Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Co-operation), LEAP (Leading Edge Airline Preparation) course; a full-time integrated course with BSc degree and a comprehensive graduate airline selection preparation workshop.

Based at London Oxford Airport, Leading Edge students receive wellbeing support, along with the most advanced learning aids. Virtual and mixed reality tech, and neuro training techniques are used to embed and refine new knowledge and skills, creating pilots who enter the industry airline ready, with strong leadership skills.

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