Military helicopter pilots retiring? Commercial pilot training to San MarcosMilitary helicopter pilots retiring? Commercial pilot training to San Marcoshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=159432017-03-07T06:00:00Z2017-03-07T23:30:00Z

​​​​SAN MARCOS – Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight-training program in San Marcos. 

The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation’s top airlines.

The U.S. airline industry is facing a critical shortage of pilots, with more than 617,000 trained pilots needed by 2035, according to studies by Boeing. 

Partnering with Envoy Air/American Airlines Group, Coast Flight Training instructors will launch the first Rotary Transition Program (RTP) class in San Marcos in early 2017. 

This will provide complete transition training of Helicopter pilots to meet FAA fixed wing requirements, along with a conditional offer of employment with Envoy/American Airlines upon successful completion of training and certification.

The RTP is specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced helicopter pilots, who already have valuable skills that can quickly translate to civilian employment. 

After approximately 90 days of training, pilots will join the Envoy/American Airlines team, which is making the RTP possible for Veterans by providing tuition assistance and a generous hiring bonus. 

Bryan Simmons, President of Coast Flight Training, is a retired United States Marine and military flight instructor. 

Simmons served as Presidential Command pilot for two U.S. Presidents.
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