FLEX AIR LAUNCHES CIVIL PATH TO WINGS CADET PROGRAM AMIDST GROWING NATIONAL PILOT SHORTAGE TO HELP ASPIRING AVIATORS QUALIFY FOR U.S. AIR FORCE SERVICE

The new program will prepare student pilots for the rigorous military screening process through comprehensive flight training, skills-focused interview preparation, and career coaching, all without a commitment to serve until accepted as a pilot by the U.S. Air Force.

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Four things we love about flight training in San Diego

Flying during beautiful weather, year-round. The weather in San Diego is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S, with more than 300 good weather days a year- our pilots are able to fly more days than almost any other city in America!  

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Using your VA Benefits for flight training

Let's cut through the confusion regarding your GI Bill or Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefit for flight training. Making the most of these benefits can be complicated. In most cases, you'll want to wait until you depart military service before starting flight training with your VA benefits. But did you...

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Safety is our team's first job at Flex Air

Safety in flight training is the first and most important way that a school builds trust with its students and important stakeholders like parents, spouses, and the local communities around our airports. At Flex Air, we use a Safety Management System (SMS) built on the best practices of Naval Aviation, scientific...

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Airline Cadet programs are back!

One thing we have been telling our pilots is to start watching out for cadet programs opening back up. These programs are a great way to get to know an airline better and also help you get hired. In some cases, cadets are even guaranteed a job.

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The Airline Pilot Shortage Isn’t Going Away

The airline industry and its #career paths are very cyclical. When I left military service in 2006, airline pilot job openings were few and far between. That situation has changed dramatically, especially since 2010. Hiring practices at airlines historically cycle between boom and bust. In fact, you might hear lots...

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Flex Air Initiative to Increase Access to Flight Training

Flex Air has launched Via Careers, the first flight training program to offer Income Share Agreements (ISAs) as an alternative to student loans. We believe the air transportation industry is in a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity. We think all skilled and dedicated student pilots should have access to...

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