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The Basics of Aircraft Axes: Pitch, Yaw and Roll

Aircraft Axes Pitch Yaw and Roll - California Aeronautical University

While in the process of accomplishing a private certificate, pilots delve into the intricacies of aeronautics throughout ground school. It is crucial to learn about and understand aircraft axes, specifically pitch, yaw, roll, and the basic forces imposing themselves on an aircraft, along with how to work with them, rather than against them. Pilots who do so …


California Aeronautical University Partners with United Airlines

United Airlines Aviate Program - CAU

California Aeronautical University (CAU) is proud to announce its new partnership with United Airlines, which will provide CAU graduates with the most direct path to the United flight deck via the Aviate program. As an Aviate partner university, former and current CAU students and instructors can apply to Aviate and upon acceptance, receive a conditional …


The Airplane Transponder

Airplane Transponder - CAU

Beyond the amazing aeronautical and thrust design developments we have pursued since the Wright brothers, arguably the next greatest development in aviation has been in electronic communications, including nonverbal communication such as the transponder.  The privilege of talking over a radio or transponder keys and speaking directly and instantaneously with air traffic control (ATC) or …


The Basics of the Cockpit Of a Plane

Basics of the Cockpit - CAU

The cockpit of even the smallest and simplest airplane can be an overwhelming place. Fortunately, the most “hands-on” elements of the cockpit—those which enable the pilot to direct the airplane’s actual movement from taxiing to landing—are usually similar from one cockpit design to another. Even if a new single-engine student pilot had never seen the …


5 Types of Altitude in Aviation

5 Types of Altitude in Aviation - CAU

Altitude is a critical aspect of aviation, as it refers to the height of an aircraft above sea level. Pilots must understand and use different types of altitude to navigate the skies safely and efficiently. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of altitude in aviation and their importance for pilots. By …


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