So Cal Pilots Tour

On August 8, 2017, Leading Edge Avionics hosted a tour of our facility as well as provided a presentation on the FAA's ADS-B mandate to the SoCal Pilots Association.

The SoCal Pilots Association is a recognized voice of General Aviation in Southern California. SoCal Pilots is an educational and social organization that provides an opportunity for their members to fly to unique destinations and spend quality time with like-minded pilots & airplane enthusiasts.

The SoCal Pilots organization has 4 key objectives:

  • To provide a collective voice for General Aviation at Southern California airports;
  • Develop a positive working relationship with the airport administration;
  • Foster camaraderie amongst Southern California pilots with aviation-related events; and
  • Enhance safety and education in the Southern California Pilot community.


The Leading Edge Avionics facility tour and presentation was handled by Scott Gregory, co-owner and EVP Sales, and Carl Schloessman, President and Director of Sales & Marketing. The overall event provided the 30+ attendees with a greater understanding of Leading Edge Avionics’ capabilities as well as ADS-B benefits and the 2020 mandate.

The evening started by greeting all our SoCal Pilot guests in our reception area. When the attendees arrived, we welcomed the members and proceeded to start our tour by visiting our hangar and talking about the various aircraft we service, both from an installation standpoint to our team that handles Pitot Static/ RVSM/ELT certifications as well as our repair capabilities. After showcasing our hangar and a brief walk through our offices downstairs, we led the group to our upstairs location.

Our upstairs is home to our Bench Repair facilities. Many of our guests were not aware that we have this capability, so it was exciting to introduce this function to them. Our Bench Repair Director, David Lam, has been with Leading Edge Avionics for over 3 decades and is the best in the business.

Overall, a great time was had by our guests and they all walked away with a better understanding of the broad array of services Leading Edge Avionics can provide their aircraft.