Get The Advantage From The Beginning
Get The Advantage From The Beginning
With nearly 14,000 aviation professionals operating more than 2,300 daily flights, SkyWest Airlines connects millions of passengers each month to 255 destinations across North America. SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of 492 aircraft. Headquartered in St. George, Utah, SkyWest’s industry-leading workforce and excellent leadership team have consistently generated solid operational and economic performance, setting the standard for excellence in the regional industry.
OC Flight Lessons partners with SkyWest Airlines in their Pilot Pathway Program. Through the partnership, once a student becomes a flight instructor with OC Flight Lessons, they are flown to Salt Lake City (SkyWest Airlines main hub). Once there, they go through a 2 day indoc class introducing them to the airline. They are given actual employee numbers with seniority within the airline. Seniority is everything in the airline world. Vacations, work schedules, time off requests, 401K accrual, and much more are all decided by your seniority (date of hire). Being a part of the pathway program gives OC Flight Lessons instructors a seniority advantage over all other pilots hired after their trip to Salt Lake City. All OC Flight Instructors in good standing are guaranteed a First Officer interview with SkyWest Airlines.
“If you’re interested in becoming a pilot, this is the school to attend. I began my training in May 2015 with incredible results! I completed my PPL at 51 hours! Which is… unheard of, in the L.A. basin area. Including my instrument rating, right at FAA minimums as well. I’m currently finishing my commercial with the same results! Aircraft rates are one of the lowest compared to nearby schools. Instructors are highly experienced with airline backgrounds. OC Flight Lessons, thank you for the support and great experience… You rock!”
“I currently take flight lessons from the owner, Omar; I have nothing but good to say about him and those that work for him. A lot of schools seem to just hire people by the dozens that just got there certificate for flight instructing(cfi/cfii) who just want to get hours and leave, and you hear about students being halfway through with their private pilot licensing and their instructor that they built a relationship with just leaves without notice. But Omar and Faris as well are great at what they do, and are there for you through your whole process, as well as always good with answering any questions you have. I highly recommend OC Flight Lessons!”
“OC Flight Lessons is a great school to get your ratings done. They have experienced knowledgeable instructors and well maintained airplanes. I met the owner Omar(former airline pilot) and he was very informative and cares a lot about the students at the school. He’s hands on and very involved with your training even if he is not your instructor. I visited other schools at John Wayne and felt that OC Flight Lessons was the best value overall. Omar spent 1 hour out of his busy day explaining how things worked and answered every question I had thoroughly and added insight about things I didn’t even think of. If you want to fly every day(like I did), they can accommodate you as long as you plan ahead. I’d recommend starting with a demo flight and going from there.”
“First time in the AIR in a Piper Sport. Instructor Bre Orr was fantastic as to clarity and understanding as to instructions. Intro flights are brief but provide an excellent expectation as to what comes next. On that note, I’m on board to continue my training to my Private Pilots License. I have no idea what this will lead to but I do know this will and can open doors. Whether I use it for Business to travel the coastal region on behalf of Ocean Marine Surveyors, Inc or just pleasure or maybe even further in the industry of flying but all I can say is and recommend is one step at a time and I do recommend OC Flight School to check it out!”
“Had an excellent experience with OC flight lessons. Omar was knowledgeable and a fantastic instructor. Looking forward to taking more flights.”
“I have been taking lessons here for the last two months and really enjoy everything. Omar is awesome, always helpful at getting lessons set up and motivating you to deal with some of the pitfalls of flying. Dylan and Darryl are awesome CFI’s and have really helped me improve as a student pilot and learn the fundamentals. Great flight school.”
“I came in here after researching different schools for private pilot and accidentally stumbled across this one. After visiting a few schools, I decided to go with this one and I’m very glad I did. The owner is very honest, helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this if you are interested in private pilot or anything beyond that.”
“Just went up for my first discovery flight. It was amazing! Looking forward to getting started spending more time in the air with real lessons.”
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