Coast Flight Training’s Private Pilot Training Program offers the most experienced flight instructors dedicated to crafting the
best pilots. All Coast instructors are specialized in Cirrus Aircraft training to instill the confidence and skills necessary for you to
pilot an advanced aircraft. Your training will take you to new destinations, and our program will guide you through the process to assure your course completion.
The number of airports and airspaces within reach is extensive throughout Southern California. With a Private Pilot
Certificate you are cleared to fly a US-registered aircraft anywhere in the world, day or night, weather conditions permitting. Our
Scenario-Based Training helps accomplish this by designing your training around the actual flight patterns airline employers use. You
will travel to different locations and experience different airspaces to become a well-rounded pilot capable of becoming a successful
The Private Pilot Training consists of the following FAA requirements:
Flight Time: 40 hrs
Pass FAA Written
Cross-Country Time: 5 hrs
Solo/PIC Time: 10 hrs
Pass FAA Checkride
When you complete your Private Pilot Training at Coast Flight Training, you will be confident in your abilities and ready to advance to your next rating program. A Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly in Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions, which is the absence of clouds and other meteorological disturbances. In order to fly an aircraft in adverse weather conditions you must have your Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating to be Pilot in Command during a non-VFR flight.
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR Rating)
The Instrument Flight Rules Rating (IFR) Program is designed to quickly and efficiently transform a Private Pilot into one who can
take on clouds and adverse weather conditions. You will train in busy and complex airspaces that will build your confidence as a
Pilot in Command. This flight rating will enable you to fly the aircraft with little to no visibility, an airline industry standard. Gain a distinct advantage with the modern features in the Cirrus aircraft including; Multiple Moving Map Displays, Terrain and Traffic
Warning Systems and XM weather.
IFR requirements are:
PIC Cross-Country Time: 50 hrs
Includes 40 hrs Instrument Training
Ground School Time: 30 hrs
Pass Instrument Written
After earning your IFR Certificate, you will fly confidently in clear or cloudy skies. You will also be eligible to begin your
Commercial Pilot’s Certificate Program.
Commercial Pilot Training
Upon receiving your Commercial Pilot Certificate, you can be hired to fly! Ensure you are a high-quality prospect for major airlines by
training with the best at Coast Flight. Know you have trained in the busiest airspaces in Southern California while
using the same techniques as the Airlines and Military.
Our Scenario-Based Training in the most advanced training aircraft available will prepare you to be the future of Commercial
Aviation. Not all flight training hours are created equal; Coast Flight’s program instills confidence to pass through busy airspace with composure and control over your critical decisions.
By completing your program with Coast you will be a step ahead of the rest, prepared to take advantage of the currently expanding Aviation Industry. The Pilot shortage and FAA-regulation changes make now the best possible time to earn you flight ratings.
The requirements for your Commercial Pilot Certificate are:
PIC Time: 250 hrs
Pass Commercial Written
Coast Flight Training offers Instructor Ratings to advance our students into their time building phase to reach airline standards.
Employers seek quality pilots that demonstrate a deep working knowledge of the aircraft and procedures related.
Flight Instructors are considered higher qualified because they are relearning and teaching someone the intricacies of the aircraft on a daily basis.
They are consistently being challenged and tested as they guide an aspiring pilot through their flight training.
Coast offers the following Instructor ratings that allow full growth potential for all our pilots.
The requirements for your Flight Instructor Certificate are:
The Certified Flight Instructor Certification Course qualifies you to instruct in single engine aircraft. This course of training is a highly structured and comprehensively designed to prepare commercial pilots for their role as flight instructors.
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
Applicant will receive 15 hours of flight training and 130 hours of classroom instruction Ground school training includes all of the subject areas included in the Private and Commercial program including; the learning process; elements of effective teaching; student evaluation; course development; lesson planning; psychology of learning; night training techniques; classroom instruction techniques; maintaining student records; and authorizations and limitations.
CFII – Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
The Instrument Flight Instructor Certification Course is the ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases your professionalism. Development of the skills and other tools are necessary to effectively instruct students seeking an instrument rating.
MEI – Multi-Engine Instructor
Coast’s multi-engine instructor rating program adds multi-engine privileges to your existing Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Certificate. This program provides all necessary ground and flight instruction for tasks required by the Multi-Engine Instructor
Practical Test Standards.
This program provides the low multi-engine experience pilot with the multi-engine time necessary to meet the MEI flight time
requirement of 15 hours multi-PIC.
Multi-Engine Flight Training
The multi-engine pilot is in ever increasing demand. Our Multi-Engine Course is designed to make you a competent multi-engine pilot with major emphasis on proficiency and flying a multi engine aircraft safely.
You will receive around 15 hours of flight instruction in multi-engine aircraft, 5 hours in the advanced flight training device (simulator), and 7 hours of ground and or classroom training.
Ground school training includes preflight preparation and procedures; aerodynamics; complex aircraft systems; airplane performance and limitations; aero medical factors; stall and spin awareness; flight maneuvers; emergency procedures; simulated emergency procedures and limitations; and ground operations.
Redbird Flight Simulator
At Coast Flight we use our Redbird Simulator as an integral part of our training. The Redbird is an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) and can be logged as flight time for most licenses, ratings and proficiency training.
Our simulator training programs have been designed and implemented under the guidance of a 40-year aviation veteran. During his career, Jeff Bushnell has been in charge of developing and operating simulator programs for both the Air Force and the airline industry. We have incorporated the same methodology to make our simulator training programs the most advanced in civil aviation.
Consisting of normal procedures in the aircraft, pilots learn how to properly complete checklists and flows. Airport and
radio procedures are also completed during this training. Pilots are taught the correct way to communicate with ATC as
well the best times to contact them for entering airport environments. Pilots will also learn the most efficient way to setup
the aircraft for different flight maneuvers including landings.
This training primarily consists of emergency procedures. Pilots will learn the best way to handle all of the different
abnormal and emergency procedures they might face with real-world flying. During this training, pilots will be faced with
many different scenarios which will build skill and knowledge on how to properly handle these emergencies. The
simulator allows pilots to be prepared for just about anything!
Coast Flight, founded in 2008 has been one of San Diego's
fastest growing companies, three years running. Coast is a
VA Approved, FAA Part-141 flight school and is TSA and
SEVP approved to host international students. Coast is also
an acknowledged leader in Cirrus training and has been
designated by Cirrus Aircraft as a Cirrus Platinum Training