Wednesday morning, eight students enrolled in the Airline Career Training (ACT) Program received a conditional employment agreement with SkyWest Airlines after they finish their Associate of Applied Science degree. This means that as long as students complete their program, with enough hours and flight experience, they will automatically be offered a position as a first officer at the airlines, based in San Diego, California. “It’s basically like a gift card,” said Darren Graham, director of aviation programs and chief flight instructor at Indian Hills.
Will Dryden • Coast Flight Updates • June 10, 2014
Coast Flight Training has created a new position to foster the highest quality preparation for its pilot trainees and has named Col. Jeff Bushnell, USAF (Ret.) Director of Education and Aviation Standards. The retired Air Force colonel, flight examiner and squadron commander brings 43 years of military and airline aviation experience. Col. Bushnell retired from Continental Airlines with over 20,000 flight hours.
Coast Flight Training, in San Diego, CA and San Marcos, TX, is a pilot training center dedicated to creating professional and knowledgeable pilots. Our airline partners; Envoy Air, Mesa Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, allows Coast to offer its student airline job opportunities during training. Our locations are equipped with over 40 aircraft featuring Cessna 172's, Piper Archers, Piper Arrows, Piper Seminoles and the advanced Cirrus SR20 Perspective. We offers Part 141 and Part 61 training and are TSA, Sevis and VA approved to take GI Bill benefits, international students and all domestic students. Whatever your flying goals are, the Coast Flight family will help you achieve them.