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Understanding Traffic Pattern and How It Affects Flight

Understanding Traffic Pattern - California Aeronautical University CAU

Learning about and understanding traffic pattern is an important aspect of a student’s flight training; here’s what you should know. The rectangle of the traffic pattern (it is inaccurate to refer to the holding pattern as “circling”) is much more than a mindless rotating around an airport or landing field. This maneuver, which is learned …

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Three Ways Flight Simulation Makes You a Better Pilot

Flight Simulation - California Aeronautical University

Flight simulation is largely how pilots with advanced certificates and ratings prepare to fly new aircraft. CAU offers state of the art flight simulators as a tool for students. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows some flight training to take place out of the cockpit. “Flying” a simulator, or “flight training device”, has become a …

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What Does the Job of an Airline Captain Look Like?

Airline Captain - California Aeronautical University

How does one become an airline captain? What is the fastest and best way to get there?What does it look like? Learn all about becoming an airline captain. When most people think of working as a pilot, the image of an airline captain usually comes to mind. It is one of many ways to make …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Aviation Maintenance Technology School

Aviation Maintenance Technology - California Aeronautical University

Here is what it takes to become qualified and why aviation maintenance technology is a great choice for an aviation career. Do you find aircraft and airplanes interesting? For those who love aviation and get a real sense of reward from solving problems, there are careers in aviation that offer more than simply flying. Airframe …

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