Welcoming more than 4.5 million overnight visitors annually , Central Oregon plays host to a dynamic landscape ranging from forests and deserts, to lakes and volcanic peaks.
Our two largest cities, Bend and Redmond, serve as vital transportation hubs for the surrounding communities, connecting visitors and locals alike with breathtaking views and engaging activities.
Leading Edge Jet Center is a proud part of the community, working alongside local partners to highlight the best of what Central Oregon has to offer:
Our skilled team of experts will work with you year-round to ensure the best experience, whether you are a Central Oregonian or just passing through.
In 2018 we were honoured to receive an Appreciation Award from the High Desert Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), highlighting our team’s support at the Bend facility. The Civil Air Patrol, a non-profit serving as the official civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force, celebrated Leading Edge Jet Center’s role, including:
- Providing a room to set up Base Operations
- Helping to acquire permits for the installation of radio antennae and required equipment
- Providing storage for the Squadron’s airplane and SUV
- Securing access to Mission Base
- Assisting other squadrons with various missions and activities
The cities of Bend and Redmond offer an assortment of art, music and outdoor activities that make the area a must-see, providing diverse entertainment alongside a breathtaking view of the Cascade Mountains.
Explore Bend’s local culture through our art galleries, seasonal art walks, outdoor concerts and theatre. Catch your favourite bands performing at the outdoor Les Schwab Ampitheater, bringing in world favourites including Dave Matthews Band, Ringo Star, Death Cab for Cutie and Paul Simon. Thirsty? With over 20 breweries to choose from, one of the highest rates of breweries per capita in the world, the Bend’s diverse scene of distilleries, cideries, wineries and tasting rooms provides everyone a delicious taste of what Central Oregon has to offer. Looking to appreciate the great outdoors? Bend is home to more than 60 miles of urban trails, offering views of Mt. Bachelor and the impressive 97-foot waterfall, Tumalo Falls. Float, kayak or surf down the Deschutes River, touring Bend’s Old Mill District.
Redmond’s thriving downtown offers a selection of upscale restaurants, alongside a growing beer scene, to give you a true taste of Central Oregon during your time with us. Whether you enjoy music festivals, county fairs, trade shows or listening to your favourite bands, Redmond, Oregon has you covered. The Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center offers a variety of entertainment for all seasons, including the annual Deschutes County Fair, Four Peaks Music Festival, Sunriver Music Festival and Sisters Folk Festival. Looking to appreciate the great outdoors? Golf at the top-ranking municipal golf course in the Northwest, enjoy a scenic bike tour or take back to the skies and experience a bird’s
Find out why your friends and family love Central Oregon. Visit Leading Edge Jet Center today.
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