Destination: Your Future
CAU is a modern aeronautical training center, offering aviation-related degree programs to students from around the world.
WELCOME TO CAU
Do you daydream about a future where you’re the one in the cockpit, flying across the world? Maybe you have a knack for engines and love figuring out how they work. Or just maybe you get a thrill at the idea of moving planes and people through the sky as an aviation business professional. If any of these spark your curiosity, a career in aviation might be right for you.
Aviation schools are not all created equally. I’d like to personally invite you to learn about the programs CAU has to offer. Whether you’re interested in our pilot program, aviation maintenance or aviation management, you’ll figure out quickly that we’re different. More than just a pilot school, CAU is an aviation community. Our students don’t just pass tests and get degrees, they get the chance to go after their dream of an aviation career and actually have a lot of fun doing it! Our California and Arizona aviation school campuses and flight school training centers are designed to let students have the best of both worlds – the aviation training you need in a fun, supportive atmosphere that makes you forget this is school. The future doesn’t wait for you! Schedule your tour of our campus today and see why CAU’s flight school is anything but average.
-Matthew Johnston, President, California Aeronautical University
Our Immersive Aviation Campus
CAU’s main aviation school campus is connected to Bakersfield International Airport at Meadows Field in beautiful Southern California. With multiple airports nearby, flight school students get to experience exciting, hands-on training in a variety of flying conditions on a gorgeous, tree-lined campus. Campus features:
- 39,000 square foot flight center
- 32 shaded hangar ports
- Spacious 32,000 square foot hangar
- 168-room on-site student housing
- Recreation center with pool, gym and athletic courts
- On-site dining
Why Choose CAU?
Tradition of ExcellenceCAU was established from an institution that had been educating students for over 125 years in California. With a long history of helping students build real-world skills and life-long friendships, CAU’s on-airport locations throughout California and in Arizona provide a year-round, fast-paced learning environment that enables students to enter the pipeline for aviation careers in a shorter amount of time. This is the place where a tradition of excellence meets the next generation of aviation professionals. Find out what sets CAU’s flight training university apart from other aviation schools. Contact us today to learn more. MEET WITH ADMISSIONS
Upcoming Events – June 2023
UPCOMING EVENTS As summer arrives at California Aeronautical University, we’re looking forward to celebrating our class of 2023, campus events, and the AIM High Flight Academy at our Bakersfield campus. Please join us in congratulating our graduates! June 2023 Events
How to Get a Pilot’s License
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Soaring Above: Honoring 5 Remarkable Women in Aviation
When most people think of women in aviation, the first name that comes to mind is often Amelia Earhart. While she did reach incredible heights – quite literally, she is only one of many women who have left their mark. This May, CAU is paying tribute to the achievements of 5 women who have made …
Addressing the Pilot Shortage: Why NOW is a GREAT Time to Become a Pilot
Most pilots fly because it is their passion. They went through flight training and found their way into the pilot’s seat to fulfill a lifelong dream. However, while there are still individuals who will continue to pursue becoming a pilot because it is what they have always wanted to do, there are not enough new …
Safest Tablet Mounts for Securing Devices in the Cockpit
Holding a phone, looking at the GPS, and driving a car can be dangerous. It may also mean that you will miss something important. The same holds true for a pilot flying an aircraft. In the cockpit, a pilot needs to have easy access to navigational tools and manuals on iPads that can remain …