Leading Edge International Aviation Academy

Leading Edge International Aviation Academy Hangar, San Fernando, Philippines
Entry Requirements

High School Diploma

Leading Edge International Aviation Academy, Inc. (LEIAA), is an aviation school based approximately 4-5 hours north of Manila at San Fernando Airport. The school focusses on training private pilots, commercial pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians. Leading Edge International Aviation Academy has administrative offices in AFPOVAI Phase 5, Taguig City, Metro Manila.

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In the mid 90’s, a group of aviators envisioned establishing an aviation school that will develop, train, and produce world-class pilots. All graduates of the prestigious Philippine Air Force Flying School, these aviators are Major General Gilbert S. Llanto (Ret), Major General Rolando F. Capacia, Colonel Gonzalo A. Capili (Ret), Lieutenant General Roy O. Deveraturda (Ret), and Captain Jacob Sacro. These men, with their wide array of training and experience, collaborated to pursue their dreams and make it a reality in 2007.

Leading Edge International Aviation Academy is based at San Fernando Airport and it has 13 aircraft and 1,600 square meters area covering the hangar and facilities. The fleet today consists of 7 Cessna 172s, 5 Cessna 152s and one Cessna 340. The school also has one simulator the CAT IV 5 panel HD Modular Flight Deck Simulator.

Leading Edge International Aviation Academy Flight training is conducted out of San Fernando Airport with the secondary airport being Plaridel Airport. Flight training courses currently on offer are Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine rating and Flight Instructor course.

Back in 2014 Leading Edge International Aviation Academy also gained the approval to offer an Aircraft Maintenance Technician training course. With its wide range of courses Leading Edge trains foreign students as well.

The aircraft maintenance technician training course on offer is a 2 year technical-vocational course designed to teach the students the principles of Avionics rating, Power Plant rating and Airframe rating (including on the job training).

The San Fernando location is great for students looking to surf in the spare time.

If you are about to START Aircraft Maintenance Training you will need the below:


  • If you are studying Airframe and Power Plant and are looking for additional study material we recommend checking out this Jeppesen A&P General Kit - https://amzn.to/2wEi2RW


If you are interested to read more about aircraft maintenance training, check out these books which we recommend:

  • Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition” (https://amzn.to/2jQSwzA) a valuable resource for students of aviation technology


  • Aviation Mechanic Handbook: The Aviation Standard” (https://amzn.to/2IConlz) a core reference for mechanics, aircraft owners and pilots