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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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Specialized Aircraft for Pilots - California Aeronautical University

Moving From Standard Pilot Training to Specialized Aircraft

Image After receiving standard pilot training, most pilots will find themselves moving to operating specialized aircraft. One of the goals of initial pilot training is to teach the student how to assess and synthesize information efficiently. In order to earn their private certificate, student pilots must demonstrate that they can process streams of data, apply static book knowledge to real-time...

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Design of Airplane Wings - California Aeronautical University

Mastering Lift: The Design Of Airplane Wings

As our understanding of lift and basic aeronautical principals has improved and changed, so has the design of airplane 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,...

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Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor CFI - California Aeronautical University

What Do You Do Once You Earn Your CFI?

For many pilots, becoming a flight instructor is an important career goal which allows them to gain experience, build time, and earn money as a pilot. Completing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) requirements for becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) requires commitment, planning, and true dedication to aviation. However, many pilots are not content to reach this goal and rest....

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