Coast Flight Training Opening Second Texas Location

San Diego-based Coast Flight Training said it plans to open a second location in San Marcos, Texas, to train military veterans to fly for Envoy Air and American Airlines Group.

Classes are expected to start early this year, Coast said Jan. 17.

Coast Flight Training, based on Kearny Mesa at San Diego’s Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, said it expects to add 10 employees in San Diego and 30 in Texas.

The Texas venture will train military helicopter pilots to fly fixed-wing commercial aircraft. According to the company, students who complete the 90-day training program will get a conditional offer of employment with Envoy/American Airlines. Coast Flight Training expects to train 220 pilots per year in the program, a company spokeswoman said.

Coast Flight Training was founded in 2008. Bryan Simmons is president.

San Marcos is near two of Texas’ technology centers, Austin and Round Rock.

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