Gulf Coast Aviation
Make your dreams
of flight real.
Gulf Coast Aviation is the premier flight training center in the South Louisiana Region with locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
A statement from GCA on COVID-19
Dear valued customers,
Due to the COVID-19 spread and the recent Stay Home Directives issued by both the Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans, both the New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices will temporarily suspend flight operations. Office staff is working remotely and can answer any questions that may arise. Please contact us with any questions/concerns via phone or email during our normal 9:00-5:00 business hours. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the air and pursing their dreams as soon as the threat passes.
Stay safe and we'll see you again soon!
Gulf Coast Aviation
Gulf Coast Aviation
Here are some examples of the more common/ popular flight school courses. If you need something customized, Gulf Coast Aviation can tailor training to meet your needs.
|Privileges||Private Pilot License||Instrument Pilot Rating|
|Fly in the Daytime||Yes||Yes|
|Fly at Night||Yes||Yes|
|Fly Clear of Clouds||Yes||Yes|
|Fly in the Clouds||Yes|
|Can Take a Passenger||Yes||Yes|
|Can Take Multiple Passenger||Yes||Yes|
|Sport Pilot Aircraft||Yes||Yes|
|Single Engine Aircraft||Yes||Yes|
|Multiple Engine Aircraft|
|Get Paid for Piloting|
Who is Gulf Coast?
Gulf Coast Aviation Flight School is proud of our students. Our school is able to accommodate students' unique situations. Let us cater to yours!
Have you always wanted to learn to fly? Gulf Coast will make it easy for you. Our Certified Flight Instructors will be happy to help you accomplish your goal.
Through our partnership with Liberty University, we make it easy for you to learn to fly and be enrolled in an accredited 4 year degree program.
Gulf Coast is proud to offer GI Benefits through our agreement with the VA Department. This can substantially lower the cost of your flight training.
For our international pilots, Gulf Coast is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue M-1 student visa forms (e.g. I-20 / SEVIS).
The Gulf Coast Aviation Flight School Curriculum:
Cessna Pilot Center
Scenario Based Training
We train using the state-of-the-art, scenario-based training program that is exclusively available only to Cessna Pilot Centers. Produced by John and Martha King and their team, this multimedia, internet training program allows students to progress at their own pace and delivers amazing retention of information. The program makes excellent use of the building blocks of learning approach. First simple skills are taught. Then with each proceeding lesson those skills are reviewed and then combined to form more advanced skills. An efficient learning system is formed which will get you through your training with confidence and minimal expense.
While most schools offer a dedicated ground school class which covers course information separate from flight lessons, this program integrates each ground school lesson with its corresponding flight lesson. In addition, the program offers a video preview of each lesson so that the student already knows exactly what to expect before they start spending money in the airplane. This ensures the best allocation of time and money to move the student toward realizing the dream of flying. Cessna/King training programs are available for Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine Ratings. We welcome you to stop by to receive more information and a preview of the program.
We will provide you with the best flight training experience available. If at any time you do not feel that we are offering you the best training that you can receive, we will happily refund you all funds on account not yet used.
We will readily provide you with references from current and past students who have completed their rating in many less hours than the national average. Be sure you ask how many hours it takes students to complete ratings when shopping for flight training, and be sure that the school is able to provide you solid student references.
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