ACT Program Interviews

ACT Program Interviews

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Paul Hardy

ACT Fall ’14

Q: Why did you choose to become a pilot?

A: It has been a dream since Elementary school to become a pilot. This dream orginally saw a hurrdle with my vision problems,
I began looking into solution and Lasik came on the map and helped me overcome and realize dream. I have always had an underlying love for aviation and flying.

Q: What was the biggest reason you chose the ACT program?

A: To be able to use the GI Bill to cover flight training 100%. The security of having a conditional offer of employment from SkyWest Airlines to have a clear path to a job made it an easy decision.

Q: What was the hardest part of the screening?

A: Being nervous to take the test and interviews. Wonder “Am i good enough?” “Is this something I can overcome?” But after the process and succeeding I was filled with pride.

Q: What did you most enjoy about the screening?

A: The environment at Coast felt so welcoming, it felt like a family and it is full of happy people. By having that support along with the training makes every sessions enjoyable.

Q: Who was the first person you called, and why, when you found out you had been accepted to the ACT Program and had a conditional offer of employment from SkyWest Airlines?

A: My wife because of her endless encouragement through my life and the screening and interview process for this program. It just made me ecstatic to tell her the great news about my career future.

Q: Since you have started your college and flight training, what do you enjoy the most?

A: Being in the air, flying the planes and connecting with the instructors by feeding from their energy and excitement. Also, there is no better feeling than taking off in an airplane.

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Tyler Kubota

ACT Fall ’14

Q: Why did you choose to become a pilot?

A: The simple answer is that flying is the most incredible feeling and to get the opportunity to fly airplanes is a dream come true.
I also saw it as an opportunity to work alongside likeminded people with a passion for their work,
and being around the other ACT students and Coast Flight staff who are so passionate about flying makes me even more excited to be a pilot.

Q: What was the biggest reason you chose the ACT program?

A: The ACT program stood out because of its relationship Coast Flight has with SkyWest Airlines.
The program offers an unparalleled level of peace of mind and guidance with the conditional offer of employment from the airlines.
Once I actually heard from some individuals from SkyWest, it became clear that SkyWest values a positive attitude and pilots who love to go to work,
two things that I really love about SkyWest.

Q: What was the hardest part of the screening?

A: The interviews were challenging, partly because I was so nervous. However the whole screening process felt unique and really forces the applicant to think like a pilot, which was pretty fun.

Q: What did you most enjoy about the screening?

A: The simulator evaluation was definitely my favorite part. Just being in the cockpit and flying a plane was a lot of fun, even if it was a simulation.

Q: Who was the first person you called, and why, when you found out you had been accepted to the ACT Program and had a conditional offer of employment from SkyWest Airlines?

A: I told my girlfriend and my parents, simply because they’ve both been so supportive of me and my decision to pursue an aviation career. I feel very lucky to have them around.

Q: Since you have started your college and flight training, what do you enjoy the most?

A: I’m just enjoying the whole experience of learning how to be a pilot. I feel really fortunate to be in the program so I’m doing my best to work hard to be the best pilot I can be.