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How to Become a Commercial Pilot - California Aeronautical University

How to Become a Commercial Pilot: A Step-By-Step Guide

When people ask about your career plans and you confidently say you want to be a pilot, you are probably excited about the path you have chosen. However, it can seem overwhelming to choose a flight school, climb into the cockpit for the first time, and begin your commercial pilot career. Here is a step-by-step guide to become a commercial...

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FAA Regulations for COVID-19 - California Aeronautical University

Four Important Changes to FAA Regulations In 2020

In the same way the airline industry underwent many changes after 9/11 and the introduction of the Transportation Security Agency, it faces major shifts as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. While rumors in the aviation community have been swirling for weeks about what these updates might look like, in May 2020 they were codified as FAA regulations. They affect Part 91...

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Airplane Winglets - California Aeronautical University

A Beginner’s Guide to Airplane Winglets

If an airplane has wings, why does it need winglets? Airplane winglets are the “baby wings” placed at an angle at the end of airplane wing. Most modern passenger jets have winglets. They became a staple of the aircraft industry the 1980’s when concern about oil prices pushed increased research into their feasibility. Buoyed by NASA testing and proven in...

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Aircraft Axes Pitch Yaw and Roll - California Aeronautical University

The Basics of Aircraft Axes: Pitch, Yaw and Roll

While in the process of accomplishing a private certificate, pilots delve into the intricacies of aeronautics throughout ground school. It is important to learn about and understand aircraft axes and the basic forces imposing themselves on an aircraft along with how to work with them, rather than against them. Pilots who do so are safer in the skies, more guarded...

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