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Aviation Ground School at CAU - California Aeronautical University

What Is The Importance of Aviation Ground School?

Aviation ground school serves several important purposes for new and long-professional pilots. Even pilots with thousands of hours undergo a form of ground school when working on an additional certificate or type rating in an airplane which is new to them. Whether taken online at the student’s own pace or under the guidance of an in-classroom Certified Flight Instructor (CFI),...

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Pilot Maneuvering a Short Field Takeoff - California Aeronautical University

How to Nail a Short Field Takeoff

Truly understanding how to execute a short field takeoff is one of the markers that separates a beginner pilot from an experienced one. The ability to safely demonstrate a short field takeoff is expected of pilots holding a Commercial certificate, as this indicates that he or she can demonstrate precise control of the aircraft even when taking off in conditions...

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Navigating the Skies - How Pilots Navigate In The Air - California Aeronautical University

Navigating the Skies

On the ground, we are able to make our way from Point A to Point B by knowing where to turn on roads, guided by maps, GPS, or memory. Even while traversing areas in which roads aren’t available, backpackers find their way by using a compass to point them in the right direction. But how does this apply in the...

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Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to Begin an Aviation Career - California Aeronautical University

How the GI Bill Can Help Jump-Start Your Aviation Career

In addition to completing your Private certificate or even becoming a Certified Flight Instructor with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, it is possible for you to complete your training while accomplishing a college degree, which can give you an advantage in any number of workplaces. With the GI Bill, you might be eligible for many more jobs, and even command a...

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Pilot Certificates and Licenses - California Aeronautical University

What You Need to Know About the Different Types of Pilot Certificates

New student pilots in the United States are sometimes surprised to learn that they can earn many different types of pilot certificates. Knowing about these certificates and their requirements can help with financial planning, setting goals, and exploring the many options available to them.   Student Pilot Certificate Candidates must be at least 16 years old to solo in an...

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