The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved Coast Flight Training and Management as one of the few entities allowed to receive free funding for military veterans who want and qualify to become pilots.
Flight training at Coast can now be funded for military veterans in a similar way to VA benefits to attend college. In recent years, Congress has approved flight training as a vocational program that qualifies for VA support.
VA will cover 60% of a qualified individual’s flight and instructor costs during the instrument and commercial phases of training and 100% of the written exam and check ride fees. Additionally, Coast Flight Training received a special waiver, which allows for more costs to be covered than is standard. This special waiver was approved given Coasts state of the art fleet infrastructure and academic standards. Students have the option of training in advanced aircraft such as the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 models.
Transfer to Coast Flight Training from another program or school is very easy. Course work and training already complete shall be recognized as part of our program requirements.
If a student is called back to active duty or encounters personal reasons for suspension of training VA benefits will not be taken away. Training can resume anytime without any loss of the student’s VA benefits.
If you are a VA beneficiary or know someone who is, and are interested in learning more about this program, please visit our website or contact our student concierge.
In a recent study complied by the Airport Journal, an industry leading publication, Montgomery Field (KMYF) in San Diego, CA was named the nations 11th busiest general aviation airport in the country, beating out other airports such as Orlando International, Dallas Love Field, and Chicago Midway. While many other airports decreased in operations, KMYF actually increased by 2% from last year, easily beating out the national average decrease of -6%.
KMYF is home to many private, government, business and general aviation aircraft, creating a diverse airport environment which is one of the reasons why Coast Flight Academy established at KMYF. Furthermore, we are able to utilize the busy airspace for more comprehensive training. It is widely acknowledged that students training at busy airports are better prepared for flying in general. KMYF’s active environment is used to teach students how to handle a real world situations, meanwhile, simultaneously building their confidence and decision making skills. Unlike many schools, Coast’s instructors welcome busy airspace because we know it will challenge our students and prepare them for real world flying after their flight training.
Mountain Technique 1. Canyon & Drainage Routes -Fly the windward side, never up the middle of a canyon. -Scan for opposite direction traffic.
2. Ridge/Pass Crossing -Terrain Clearance: at least 1,000 feet AGL. -Always identify your “escape” paths as early as possible. -Approach at 45 degrees; exit at 90 degrees.
Descent And Landing Procedures 1. Know the pattern or approach track for the destination field. 2. Determine a safe go-around trang for the destination. Remember, as go-around may not be possible! 3. Fly a stabilized approach at appropriate IAS. 4. Plan the touchdown at 1,0000feet from the start of useable runway. 5. CLOSE YOUR FLIGHT FLIGHT PLAN(& give a final PIREP when you do!)
Do you want to fly but don’t have the time to learn? Many of our clients are working professionals that mix the pleasure of flying with business. The picture above is The Wheat Group using the Professional Pilots of Coast. Our client made a round trip flight to LA in 1:30 to pick up a family member! This saves a lot of time when trying to fight rush hour between San Diego and LA! To learn more check out Coast Access Program.
In a cooperative effort to boost the pilot population and to spread the wonder and joy of experiencing flight, the Experimental Aircraft Association with pilots, companies, governments and organizations around the world declared May 15 2010 as International Learn to Fly Day.
Coast Flight Training is proud to take part in this glorious celebration of aviation and will have pilots on standby all day for introductory flights.
A few weeks ago I visited 8 flight training centers in San Diego Southern California (SoCal) area. I wanted to get my private pilot’s and IFR certification at a sound school and, at the same time, to have the opportunity to enjoy training in modern, safe and reasonably new aircraft. Unfortunately these requirements were hard to meet given the fact that most schools are equipped with 20 to 30 year old aircraft, mainly Cessnas 172.
Topics covered during the Standard Course consist of Physics of the Atmosphere, Respiration/Circulation, Hypoxia/Hyperventilation, Trapped Gas Problems, Evolved Gas Disorders, Vision, and Human Factors. All academics are taught in the morning followed by a lunch break. The altitude chamber flight profile for the Standard course consists of a FAA Type I profile to 25,000’. After each person experiences his or her individual hypoxia symptoms at this altitude, descent is made to 18,000’ where they undergo a Loss of Night Vision Acuity demonstration. This is followed by descent to ground level, a question and answer period, and the presentation of certificates. Continue reading →
Coast Flight, founded in 2008 has been one of San Diego's fastest growing companies, three years running. Coast is a 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 Center.