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Airplane Avionics - California Aeronautical University

What Is Avionics and How Do They Affect Pilots?

Avionics affects pilots in nearly every aspect of flying, but what is it and why is it important? The word “avionics” is an abbreviation for aviation electronics. The senior editor of Aviation Week and Space Technology, Phillip J. Klass, first used the term in 1949. Avionics can include navigation, radio, monitoring of aircraft performance. It involves the design, installation,...

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Aviation Administration Jobs - California Aeronautical University

3 Aviation Administration Jobs To Consider After Graduation

After graduating from an aeronautical university, there are many aviation administration jobs available to students. Here are 3 to consider. In such a rapidly changing economic environment, students who are completing their degrees might wonder about where they fit into a workplace. Those who have chosen an aeronautical university usually have more options than those who have not,...

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Airplane Maintenance - California Aeronautical University

The Importance of Airplane Maintenance

Airplane maintenance is essential to ensure that the aircraft has no damage, is working properly, and can fly safely. Most people understand that it is necessary to regularly service an automobile to keep it in good running condition. After all, well-serviced cars last longer and are less likely to experience a breakdown and they are also most likely safer....

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Airplane Flight Controls - California Aeronautical University

Your Guide to Flight Controls

Having a deep understanding of flight controls and instruments are crucial for a safe flight. Here is what you should know. Flight controls are the actual instrumentation and items which pilots use to control an aircraft. They are the primary tools of the pilot. All aircraft, even gliders, have flight controls, but advanced airplanes offer pilots a wide variety...

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IFR Training - California Aeronautical University

Tips and Tricks to Stay Up to Date on IFR Training

For pilots, it is important to stay up to date on IFR training. These 3 tips can help every pilot keep their instrument rating skills sharp.  Flying by instruments alone in adverse weather conditions is not easy, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is well aware of the many challenges it presents. That is why the FAA demands...

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