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All public information is available on this website. If you are successful as an applicant additional information will be provided. Learn more at Coast Flight Aviation Career Training Program

The selection process will take between four to six weeks once selected for screening. We are expecting to accept 40 candidates per month over the next five years. Please refer to Apply section for the sequence of the screening process.

If you are selected through the online application process, you will be invited to take a computer-based aptitude screening exam. Upon successfully passing this test, you will also have a Simulator Evaluation and ACT Selection Team Interview. Please arrive dressed professionally and eager to show why you are a future airline pilot with the leadership skills needed to have a successful airline career.

If you are successful at passing the entire ACT Program screening process, you will be invited to an Airline Partner to undertake an interview with the Airlines Training Captains and HR Department. There will be an information session hosted by the Airline, with an open forum for you to ask questions. Details of this session will be given to the applicant that successfully complete screening.

Our Airlines are looking for people who dress and acts like a Captain. Your professionalism will be determined by your dress. Please refer to this article about Pilot Professionalism at http://iflycoast.com/four-key-elements-of-professionalism-for-pilots

Offers will be communicated within 10 business days

A felony background check will be completed on all applicants. This is why your application must be accurate and truthful. Airlines have disqualifying felonies, please place as much detail as possible in your application.

A felony background check will be completed on all applicants. This is why your application must be accurate and truthful. Airlines have disqualifying felonies, please place as much detail as possible in your application.

Unfortunately at this time we are only accepting applicants who current possess a US Passport.

If you have completed your checkride and acquired your rating, you will begin at the next available certificate or add on. If you are in the middle of completing a rating 25% of your flight hours will transfer and once you reach FAA minimums you will be eligible for the check ride. All flight training is done under FAA part 141 Regulations, each candidate with prior experience must be evaluated by the chief flight instructor to determine skill level.

16-21 months. At the completion of the 21 months you will have a Associates Degree. You will also be a Commercial single and Multi engine pilot along with CFI, CFII, MEI instructor ratings.

We follow the college term system of Indian Hills College. Courses run every 12 weeks. For current class schedules please refer to http://www.indianhills.edu/docs/academic_calendar.pdf

No experience is needed; this program will take you from zero flight time to the first officer position at the airline you have been selected into. Currently the maximum flight experience allowed is a Private Pilot Certificate for the ACT Program.

You will achieve a Commercial Pilot Aircraft Certificate with Multi-Engine Instrument privileges, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multi Engine Instructor.

Yes, if you are selected the ACT program will provide a list of required equipment.

A full time commitment is required. A minimum of three events per week will be required.

Training will take place on multiple aircraft. We utilize Piper Archer, Piper Semioles and Full Motion Red Bird Simulators.

You will be responsible to arrange your living situation. Coast does have many relationships with the local community and will assist in any way possible.

Unfortunately at this time we are only accepting applicants who current possess a US Passport.

After the completion of your flight training you will become a flight instructor in the ACT Program or the airline partner network.

You will be placed in a pilot pool and hired based on your seniority number.

To be accepted into the Airline Pilot Training program, students must have at least a 2.0 high school or college grade point average. Prospective students need to: (1) complete an application form, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office, the Aviation Department, a high school counselor, or online at http://www.indianhills.edu/admissions/index.html ; (2) provide the college with a high school transcript or GED certification, and transcript(s) from any other college(s) attended. In the case of a high school, also send any applicable signed high school articulation agreements; (3) submit a copy of their first- or second-class medical certificate; (4) complete a pre-admission informational conference with the Coast Flight Training Aviation Department staff (contact the Aviation Department for details); (5) provide proof of U.S. citizenship (valid U.S. passport, original birth certificate, etc.) or in the case of non-citizenship meet the validation requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Original positive identification documents described above must be presented to the Aviation Department Office before the first flight.

You can easily apply online at http://www.indianhills.edu/admissions/index.html. The Indian Hills Office of Admissions will be glad to assist any students in completing their application. Students should choose Airline Pilot Training as the program of study.

Yes, you can fly at any flight school while taking the Indian Hills Community College online ground school. However, Coast Flight Training is the only flight school that prescreens all applicants before training and the only flight school providing a pre-training conditional offer of employment.

Financial aid can help offset the high cost of flight training whether it be from scholarships, Pell grants, government student loans or private student loans. All students applying for financial aid needs to complete a FASFA: FAFSA Website (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The Indian Hills Community College Federal Student Financial Aid Code is 008298. Award packaging covers your financial need with a mix of different types of financial aid. "Need" is the difference between the Indian Hills Cost of Attendance (your estimated costs) and your expected family contribution, as determined by your FAFSA. If you're eligible for assistance, your need will be funded by various sources on a first-come, first-served basis, based on fund availability. Funds are distributed in the following sequence: 1. Scholarships from Indian Hills and outside agencies (if awarding of Federal and State aid is not complete) 2. Grants Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) 3. Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS) 4. Federal Work-Study

Coast Flight Training and IHCC has designed a pathway for success for all of Coast Flight Training students. Ground and flight training courses have been mapped out for each term to provide the smoothest transition for each student. However, we understand that each student has varying needs and this pathway is only a suggestion. Students may be ahead of or behind the schedule and will still be able to be successful with Coast flight Training and Indian Hills Community College.

College credits may transfer to another college. If it is a college that Indian Hills does NOT have an articulation agreement with, then it would be at the discretion of the new accepting college what is transferred.

You will be responsible to arrange your living situation. Coast does have many relationships with the local community and will assist in any way possible.

Your previous High School or College can send your transcripts directly to the Indian Hills Community College Registrar's Office. Office of the Registrar Indian Hills Community College Bennett Student Services Center 623 Indian Hills Drive Ottumwa, IA 52501

If you are successful in completing the ACT program screening your benefits can be used to cover the expense of your education and flight training. The level of your benefits will need to be verified by the veterans department at Indian Hills. http://www.indianhills.edu/students/veterans.html