Coast Flight Academy – Why Montgomery Field

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.

Coast Flight Academy now with I-20 document capabilities

Coast Flight Academy is excited to announce that we have the I-20 document capabilities!

This means that we are, now, able to flight train international students, from all over the world, in our Professional Pilot Program.

The I-20 is a document through which the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S authorities differentiate between individuals who are in the United States for legitimate academic pursuits, and those who are not.

Coast Flight Academy is the only Cirrus Training Center in San Diego and we offer one of the best pilot training environments in the world so students can prepare themselves for a career in the aviation industry. Students enrolled in Coast Flight Academy’s Professional Pilot Program will receive all of their licenses/ratings, including Commercial Multi-Engine, in a matter of only 9 months. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to experience flying in every imaginable weather condition, fly in some of the busiest airspaces in the world, learn from Cirrus certified instructors and fly to a wide variety of airports in places such as Las Vegas, Tahoe and even Mexico

Today is the time for you to take the step to realize your vision… and begin a new career path that will take you to new heights. If you or someone you know is interested in the Coast Flight Academy’s Professional Pilot Program. Contact us today as enrollment is limited, 858-279-4359.

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To many pilots, flying in metropolitan airspace is confusing and scary.  Trying to stay clear of class B airspace, avoiding other aircraft in the area and flying your aircraft, all at the same time, can be grueling and tedious!  Seasoned pilots know, initially, the San Diego area airspace looks challenging and complex; however, students training at Coast Flight Academy, located at Montgomery Field (KMYF), are better prepared and more confident, than the average pilot, with a variety of airports and airspace areas. Continue reading

The Thrills and Frills of Mountain Flying

The term “mountain flying” may conjure up romantic images of aircraft flying over a spectacular mountain ranges with the orange and yellow sunsets gleaming over the horizon.  Such images of mountain flying are very romantic indeed, however, are quite simplistic as well.  As any pilot, with experience flying in mountainous areas, knows, soaring within this high territory can be far more grueling and dangerous that it appears. Continue reading

Coast Flight Academy’s 10-Day Instrument Rating Course: Tips From A Former Student On How To Make The Most Out of The 10-day IFR Course

If you are interested getting your instrument rating, there is no better curriculum than Coast Flight Academy’s 10-Day IFR Course!  For those considering this type of training, me, being a proud graduate of the 10-day course, would testify that this is the most economical way to get your ticket.  Even though Coast’s IFR course was one of the most mentally and physically demanding things I have ever done, it left me with a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and pride.  Due to Coast Flight Academy and my success, a whole new world of aviation has opened up to me.

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