Meet our Instructors

Leading Edge Aviation is focused on providing our clients with a wide range of flight training services. This is accomplished through highly qualified, motivated and customer-focused employees.

Our professional flight instructors enjoy providing safe and efficient ground and flight instruction to our customers.

We look forward to providing you with the highest quality in flight training services!

James Gale

James Gale

Chief Flight Instructor

James is a graduate from Utah State University in the Professional Pilot Program. He has been instructing since 2006 with over 2000 hours instruction given. He is married with 3 great kids who keep him busy when he is not in the airplane.

Ratings: CFI, CFII , & MEI

Emily Hillman

Emily Hillman

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Emily graduated from Utah State University with a major in Aviation Technology.  She enjoys running, skiing, and reading.  

Ratings: CFI & CFII

Ethan Marcum

Ethan Marcum

Flight Instructor

Ethan graduated from Utah State University in 2021.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, camping, being outdoors, playing board games, and watching movies.

Ratings: CFI & CFII

Mason Capps

Mason Capps

Flight Instructor

Mason graduated from the University of North Dakota with a major in Aviation Management.  He enjoys golfing, playing basketball, biking, and taking his dogs for walks.

Ratings: CFI

Erika Keller

Erika Keller

Flight Instructor

Erika received her Bachelor degree from Purdue University with a major in Professional Flight Program with a minor in Technology Leadership & Innovation.  She enjoys spending her time outdoors skiing, hiking, or skating.  

Ratings: CFI

  Braydon Sorensen

Braydon Sorensen

Flight Instructor

Braydon graduated from Utah Valley University after completing their Professional Pilot Program.  He enjoys cycling, skiing, and spending time with his wife and kids. 

Ratings: CFI

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