San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Coast Flight Training has named a new Director of Flight Operations, LtCol Bryan W. Simmons, who recently retired from the United States Marine Corps after two decades of service. Simmons served multiple flying tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom conducting casualty evacuation and was awarded nine Air Medals for his actions and a Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements as a Presidential Command Pilot during the Bush and Obama administrations.
“As Director of Flight Operations, Bryan exercises operational control, directs the execution of company policies and procedures, and ensures that all activities of the flight department, including flight operations, personnel and equipment, comply with FAA standards and company standards core values,” said Will Dryden, Coast’s President and CEO.
LtCol Simmons has planned and supervised the professional development of aviators for over 16 years and was a Navy Flight School Instructor and Operations Officer for multiple organizations.
Mr. Dryden continued, “Bryan has been instrumental in the development of Coast Flight’s Aviation Career Training – ACT Program. He is personally engaged in the success of our students. We’re thrilled to have this proven leader to oversee our rapidly expanding operations.”
Under its ACT Program, Coast Flight prescreens each applicant to ensure they meet the criteria to become a professional pilot. Coast Flight’s four-tiered prescreening process empowers candidates to make informed decisions prior to pursuing an aviation career.
“Candidates don’t waste time and money without first knowing they qualify. Coast Flight’s primary business goal is to create professional, responsible, highly trained pilots who the airlines will hire and Bryan’s leadership is crucial to this end,” said Mr. Dryden.
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