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.
Bryan joined Coast in 2013. As President and 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. Bryan's background is uniquely suited to helping Coast develop and grow the Rotor Transition Program.
Will founded Coast Flight Training in 2008 and has been instrumental in helping develop Coast's strategic plan and has an impressive range of aviation related achievements and accomplishments. Will currently manages recruitment process for all future Rotor Transition Program applicants and VA flight training.
Jack joined Coast in 2016. Jack oversees Coast's College Programs, International Students, Flight Operations, Rotor Transition Program, and aircraft maintenance for San Diego, CA. Jack's military leadership and program management background, has allowed Coast to continue to keep a strong top level management that understands a helicopter pilot's transition to airplanes.
Dan Verda currently serves as Coast Flight Training's Director of Operations and General Manager for their San Marcos, TX Rotor Transition Program Facility. He is responsible for the day to day operation of the site, development and execution of strategic goals, development of community relationships, development and enforcement of company policies, and the development and execution of plans that turn strategy into daily achievable tasks. Dan is a retired Marine Corps Colonel whose previous positions include: