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.
When you want to be the best, you train with Coast. 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 our students receive the highest number of conditional job offers in the country. Boasting one of the largest 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 dreams 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 to get you where you want to go.