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Navigating Airports from Big to Small

Navigating Airports from Big to Small As a Pilot

Some student pilots think the toughest part of flying is simply staying aloft. However, the mechanics of taking off and landing at an airport extend far beyond the aeronautics of the matter. Outside of checking the weather, filing a flight plan, and assessing the airworthiness of your airplane, there are many decisions to be made and a wealth of factors...

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What is The Pilot Shortage - Pilot Crisis

What Is the “Pilot Crisis” I Keep Hearing About?

Pilots who begin flight training with the goal of making a living in the cockpit are in a much better position to do so than those with similar plans about 20 years ago. Post 9/11 and the economic struggles which followed, becoming a pilot was difficult. In fact, less than a decade ago, if someone was lucky enough to score...

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What Kind of Speeds do Different Kinds of Airplanes Reach

What Kind of Speeds do Different Kinds of Airplanes Reach?

To understand the kinds of various speeds airplanes reach, it’s important to also understand how airspeed is measured in aviation and what it means for you as a pilot. Remember that atmospheric conditions, temperature, the weight of the aircraft and its cargo, and other factors all come into play when discussing the speed of an airplane. For example, most passenger...

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USAF Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt

USAF Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt will address CAU’s first graduating class as guest speaker

Adviser to “Captain Marvel” and the Air Force’s first female fighter pilot BAKERSFIELD, CA – California Aeronautical University is proud to announce that United States Air Force Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt will address the University’s first graduating class as the guest speaker. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Levitt serves as the Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service and made history as...

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CAU Graduation

California Aeronautical University Will Honor Its First Graduating Class

BAKERSFIELD, CA – California Aeronautical University will hold a graduation ceremony to honor its first graduating class on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The first annual commencement ceremony will take place at the University located on Meadows Field International Airport at 12 pm. Our first graduates will receive their diploma in the University’s degree programs, including Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics,...

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