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Graduating with Bachelors in aeronautics

Why Get Your Bachelors in Aeronautics?

With a decades-long sluggish aviation industry at last hiring again due to a worldwide pilot shortage, many who want to become pilots might wonder why they should spend time and money on earning a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautics. Aren’t most of the major airlines hiring without one? And doesn’t military experience or the equivalent satisfy most job applications? What’s the...

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The Rules of International Flight

The Rules of International Flight

For the general public, preparation for an international flight might mean checking TSA rules for duty-free items and looking into ways to exchange currency. But for pilots, international flight requires a different type of planning. Whether the destination is a quick trip to Canada or Mexico or a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, understanding the rules of a...

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What Makes Southern California A Great Place To Learn To Fly

What Makes Southern California a Great Place to Learn to Fly?

There’s nothing like taking off into a clear blue sky on a 75 degree day, soaring over mountains with the sea just below. For pilots who learn to fly in Southern California, this is a daily reality. However, it’s not just the weather that makes this part of the Golden State a great place to learn to fly. Southern California...

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When IFR Flight Training Is Necessary

When IFR Flight Training Is Necessary

Is IFR training really necessary? Technically not—plenty of private pilots fly quite happily without it— but working on an instrument rating is always a good idea, whether or not you plan on flying for pay on the side or as a lifelong career. IFR flight training requires a great deal of hard work and a commitment to staying current once...

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The Design of Wings

Mastering Lift: The Design Of Wings

As our understanding of lift and basic aeronautical principals has improved and changed, so has the design of wings. Wing design is an incredibly important aspect of aeronautical engineering. Now that computer software and advanced wind tunnel technology are aiding in the development of wing design, we are better able to understand how to best harness lift. In addition, this...

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