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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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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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The Best College Degrees to Get to Join the Aviation Industry

Best College Degrees for Aviation Jobs - California Aeronautical University

There are many paths to joining the aviation industry, but these 3 college degrees can help you reach your aviation goals.  While college degrees are not necessary to join the aviation industry, it is a significant addition to a resume. On the other hand, a college degree is a must for certain sectors like aerospace …

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The Aviation Industry Needs More Than Just Pilots

Careers In The Aviation Industry That Are Not Pilots - California Aeronautical University

The world of aviation consists of more than just pilots; in fact, there are a considerable amount of career opportunities in the aviation industry. Aviation professionals are accustomed to people assuming they are pilots if mention their office is the airport. But there are a vast amount of careers that the aviation industry relies on …

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Ground Reference Maneuvers: A Student’s Guide

Ground Reference Maneuvers - California Aeronautical University

Student pilots must become familiar with ground reference maneuvers in order to demonstrate controlled airmanship. Ground reference maneuvers involve using an airplane’s flight controls to affect the course of flight. Knowing these are necessary to operate in an airport traffic pattern. A solid understanding of pitch, roll, and yaw are all involved, as are learning …

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