When you want to be the best, you train with Coast Flight Training. One of the top flight schools in the nation with the most prestigious flight training standards, Coast is the name the airlines trust to turn out the best pilots. That's why the students at our flight schools in San Diego and San Marcos receive the highest number of conditional job offers in the country. Boasting one of the largest flight training fleets in the nation with world class leadership and a low student-to-instructor ratio, we have the tools to help you achieve your dream of becoming a licensed pilot expeditiously. So whether you want to fly with the airlines, pursue a pilot's license with a degree, or enter career aviation right out of the military, we'll design the path for you to become a pilot and get you where you want to go.
When you want to pursue a career with the airlines, it's important to train at the right flight school. At Coast, our Airline Career Training (ACT) and Airline Direct (AD) programs offer a clear and distinct path to the Captain's seat. Our airline partnerships and years of experience training pilots at our San Diego flight school for airlines mean that Coast students get the distinction of being awarded the largest number of conditional job offers in the nation. Pick your pace for getting your pilot's license, earn your degree, and make your way to a career in the skies.
Military rotor pilots wanting to leverage their skills for an airline career choose Coast as the first, the best, and the largest producer of Rotor Transition First Officers in the country. Coast's high-ranking military leadership developed RTP before it became an industry-wide concept. Our students typically receive full airline funding and conditional airline job offers during training, giving them a clear pathway and opportunities where few existed before.
Starting with our roots as a best-of-the-best Cirrus school, Cirrus flight training is our first love. Now the only Platinum Certified Cirrus Training Center in Southern California, people from around the world choose Coast for top-quality flight instruction. Our students pursue a full range of flight licenses and advanced ratings. With a modern fleet that includes readily available multi-engine, G1000 equipped, and Cirrus and other aircraft, your training aircraft is standing by to take you to the next step of your aviation goals.
Our fleet of Cirrus SR20's, SR22's, Piper Archers, Arrows & Seminoles, Cessna 172's and Tecnam's at our flight training schools are operated and maintained to the highest level of safety. We pride ourselves on having the nicest and safest fleet of aircraft in Southern California and Texas available to help you become a pilot.
" I was able to teach at Coast Flight and make money, all while I finished my college degree online. I have now been accepted into the SkyWest Airlines Bridge Program and will shortly be an airline pilot, all thanks to the support of Coast. "
" I chose Coast Flight Training for the ACT Program. Being able to utilize my Post-9/11 GI Bill® for this program is an amazing opportunity to help me achieve my lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. Coast is an outstanding school with a... "
" Coast Flight Training provided a structured program to get me from no experience to airline ready. However, being able to use my Post 9-11 GI Bill® is what really drew me to Coast. The cherry on top was the conditional offer of... "
" Aircraft ownership could not have been made easier without the guidance of Coast's Pre-Purchase services! I purchased my SR22 Turbo through Coast and have had it under Coast management since 2008. I can rely on a valet... "
" I chose Coast Flight because I’ve dreamt of flight ever since I can remember. When this opportunity presented itself to me, I knew that this was the pathway that I was going to continue on for the rest of my life... "
" When I decided to attend Coast Flight Training, I thought that I was going to find a school, but I ended up finding the best flying school with the best instructors and the best planes. They have been extremely... "
" Oddly enough, in a world craving change, advancement, and cutting edge approaches, the aviation education community fails to deliver. Uniquely, that is where Coast Flight excels. Having seen it developed from the... "
" I cannot imagine having studied for my pilot’s license anywhere but Coast. The experience has been life-changing, and the memories of this exhilarating process will be with me forever. It has challenged me... "