SAN DIEGO — Coast Flight Training and Envoy Air/American Airlines Group are hosting a free Aviation Career Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport.
The two are teaming up to provide scholarship opportunities worth about $80,000 for high school seniors and recent graduates.
The U.S. airline industry is facing a critical shortage of trained airline pilots, with more than 600,000 pilots needed by 2035, according to studies by Boeing.
Envoy Air/American Airlines Group and Coast Flight Training will provide 15 students with full scholarships for 30 hours of Ground School at Montgomery Field in spring 2017.
One successful ground school graduate will earn a full tuition grand scholarship for a complete FAA-certified Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor Ratings, along with a conditional offer of employment from Envoy/American Airlines Group upon successful completion of training and certification. The grand scholarship is valued at more than $73,000, according to officials.
Scholarship applications for Ground School will be available at Aviation Career Day, which will feature the opportunity to sit in the cockpits of Coast aircraft, experience flight simulators, talk with pilots, flight instructors, and enjoy refreshments at the airfield.
Register at IFlycoast.com/career-day to attend and pick up a scholarship application at the event.