Simply training is not enough. Unlike other flight schools, Coast Flight is not a pilot mill – we advocate for you at every stage to safeguard your success. We will not let you invest your time and money without first ensuring you qualify to become an airline pilot, nor will we force you to work faster than you feel comfortable in learning to fly for recreational purposes. We want our students to be the best – professional, responsible, and highly trained. Your success is how we define success.
The principals at Coast Flight Training lead with the experience, leadership, and professionalism beyond that of industry standards. One of the most important steps to successfully training students is direct interaction and support from leadership. Research shows the commitment of and access to an organization’s leadership is directly linked as a key contributor to the performance and success of its team. That means our students. The three individuals below are personally engaged with students, their progress, their counseling, and their training. While each of us has a stake in our company, our primary responsibility is to you, our students – we each have a stake in you and your success.
Founded in 2008, Coast Flight Training has been one of San Diego’s fastest growing companies, in large part due to our advocacy, professionalism and solutions based approach. Coast Flight is a VA Approved, FAA Part-141 flight school and is TSA and SEVP approved to host international students. Coast Flight is also an acknowledged leader in Cirrus’s training center network.
Bryan joined Coast Flight in 2013. Bryan-Marine-OneAs Director of Flight Operations he oversees curriculum, standards and operational controls, safety, directs the execution of company policies and procedures and ensures that all activities of the flight department, including flight operations, personnel and equipment comply with company and aviation standards. Bryan also develops the leadership training syllabus.
Jeff prepares students to meet the commercial, aviation industry’s needs of today and tomorrow and he leads our safety and standards. He developed Coast Flight’s extraordinary “scenario-based” (vs. maneuver-based) training syllabus, through which students learn to fly in real-life situations to different airports and through the same airspace as the airlines. Unique in the flight-training world, Coast Flight uses simulator training extensively, as do commercial airlines and the military. Bushnell oversaw development and installation and now supervises the use of our flight simulator.