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What should I expect during the ACT Program 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 have an 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.
What should I wear to the screening assessment?
I wear glasses/contact lenses, am I still eligible?
  • 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.
Do I need to have any flight experience?
  • 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 to start the ACT Program.
What aircraft and simulator will I fly during my training?
  • Training will take place on multiple aircraft. We utilize Piper Archer, Piper Seminoles and Red Bird Simulators.
How long does the ACT Program screening take?
  • The selection process will take between two to four weeks once selected for screening.
I have a Criminal Record, am I still eligible?
  • 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.
Will I get credit on previous accomplished flight training?
  • If you have completed your check-ride 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.
What is the difference between College Program (ACT) and Airline Direct Program (AD)?
  • If you wish to work toward a College Degree during flight training you will be on the 21-Month training program that begins every quarter. Our 2017 start months are: February, May, August and November. If you are not simultaneously completing your college degree during training, you can begin any time! This training can be completed in as quickly as 10-Months, depending on your time commitment.
If I am successful, when can I begin training?
  • Our College Program's 2017 start months are: February, May, August and November.
  • Our Airline Direct start dates are every week!
I am a Foreign Student, am I still eligible?
What type of certificates will I get from the training?
  • You will achieve a Commercial Pilot Aircraft Certificate with Multi-Engine Instrument privileges, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multi Engine Instructor.
What are the living, food and transport arrangements?
  • 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. Hundreds of apartments are located within a couple miles of Coast.
Is it possible to complete this on a part-time basis?
  • A full time commitment is required for the College Degree ACT Program. A minimum of three events per week will be required. For Airline Direct (AD) training, you can set your own pace of completion.
When do I start earning a salary?
  • After the completion of your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) flight training. You will qualify to become a flight instructor with Coast and or the airline partner network. This can be done in as little as 9 months!
How soon can I begin my flight training?
  • Immediately! Once you are registered at Coast Flight with funds on your account you can begin training. Schedule an appointment today to join.
Can I rent an aircraft over several days?
  • Yes! Day rates apply for any aircraft taken for more than 12 hours.
What aircrafts are available for training?
  • Piper Archers - Piper Arrows - Piper Seminoles - Cirrus SR20 - Cirrus SR20 Perspective
What Medical Certificate do I need to get?
  • A 3rd Class Medical (Student Pilot) Certificate is required to begin training.
Can I rent a Flight Instructor over several days?
  • Yes! Check current day rates on flight instructors with Coast Flight.
Can I flight train in my own aircraft?
  • Yes! Coast can provide a dedicated flight instructor to teach you in your own plane.
What do my Veteran Benefits cover?
  • Veteran Benefits cover all flight training after Private Pilots License in the ACT Program. It will cover your: Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, Flight Instructor Ratings and Multi-Engine Ratings. Over $60,000 in covered flight training expenses!
Do I receive Basic Housing Allowance while flight training?
  • Yes with the ACT Program, rates are based on Iowa BAH. Vocational Flight Training will not have BAH associated with it.
How do I apply for my Certificate of Eligibility?
  • Click here to know How to Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility.
What is 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 an 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.
I am a former Military Pilot; do you have Airline Transition Training?
What aircraft will I use during training?
  • Cessna 172, Piper Archers, Piper Arrows and Piper Seminoles.
What should I expect during the ACT Program 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 have an 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.
What should I wear to the screening assessment?
I wear glasses/contact lenses, am I still eligible?
  • 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.
Do I need to have any flight experience?
  • 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 to start the ACT Program.
What aircraft and simulator will I fly during my training?
  • Training will take place on multiple aircraft. We utilize Piper Archer, Piper Seminoles and Red Bird Simulators.
What is the difference between College Program (ACT) and Airline Direct Program (AD)?
  • If you wish to work toward a College Degree during flight training you will be on the 21-Month training program that begins every quarter. Our 2017 start months are: February, May, August and November. If you are not simultaneously completing your college degree during training, you can begin any time! This training can be completed in as quickly as 10-Months, depending on your time commitment.
If I am successful, when can I begin training?
  • Our College Program's 2017 start months are: February, May, August and November.
  • Our Airline Direct start dates are every week!
I am a Foreign Student, am I still eligible?
What type of certificates will I get from the training?
  • You will achieve a Commercial Pilot Aircraft Certificate with Multi-Engine Instrument privileges, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multi Engine Instructor.
What are the living, food and transport arrangements?
  • 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. Hundreds of apartments are located within a couple miles of Coast.
How long does the ACT Program screening take?
  • The selection process will take between two to four weeks once selected for screening.
I have a Criminal Record, am I still eligible?
  • 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.
Will I get credit on previous accomplished flight training?
  • If you have completed your check-ride 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.
Is it possible to complete this on a part-time basis?
  • A full time commitment is required for the College Degree ACT Program. A minimum of three events per week will be required. For Airline Direct (AD) training, you can set your own pace of completion.
When do I start earning a salary?
  • After the completion of your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) flight training. You will qualify to become a flight instructor with Coast and or the airline partner network. This can be done in as little as 9 months!
How soon can I begin my flight training?
  • Immediately! Once you are registered at Coast Flight with funds on your account you can begin training. Schedule an appointment today to join.
Can I rent an aircraft over several days?
  • Yes! Day rates apply for any aircraft taken for more than 12 hours.
What Medical Certificate do I need to get?
  • A 3rd Class Medical (Student Pilot) Certificate is required to begin training.
Can I rent a Flight Instructor over several days?
  • Yes! Check current day rates on flight instructors with Coast Flight.
What aircrafts are available for training?
  • Piper Archers - Piper Arrows - Piper Seminoles - Cirrus SR20 - Cirrus SR20 Perspective
Can I flight train in my own aircraft?
  • Yes! Coast can provide a dedicated flight instructor to teach you in your own plane.
What do my Veteran Benefits cover?
  • Veteran Benefits cover all flight training after Private Pilots License in the ACT Program. It will cover your: Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, Flight Instructor Ratings and Multi-Engine Ratings. Over $60,000 in covered flight training expenses!
Do I receive Basic Housing Allowance while flight training?
  • Yes with the ACT Program, rates are based on Iowa BAH. Vocational Flight Training will not have BAH associated with it.
What is 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 an 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.
I am a former Military Pilot; do you have Airline Transition Training?
How do I apply for my Certificate of Eligibility?
  • Click here to know How to Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility.
What aircraft will I use during training?
  • Cessna 172, Piper Archers, Piper Arrows and Piper Seminoles.

How to Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

  1. Visit www.ebenefits.va.gov.
  2. On the home page under APPLY, click on EDUCATION BENEFITS. This will take you to the APPLY FOR BENEFITS PAGE.
  3. Scroll down to EDUCATION AND TRAINING and click on EDUCATION BENEFITS. This will take you to the VONAPP.
  4. Create an account or log into your existing account.
  5. Fill out the 22-1990 form for education benefits or the 22-1995 for a change of program if you have previously used your benefits or submitted for your COE on the behalf of another school.
  6. From your Dashboard, click the VIEW MY STATUS tab.
  7. Under the Education tab, click on POST 9/11 GI BILL ENROLLMENT STATUS.
  8. The Education Enrollment Status page contains all of your eligibility and entitlement information, including your original entitlement, used entitlement and remaining entitlement. It also states your eligibility tier and your delimiting date.