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Aircraft Weight and Balance - California Aeronautical University

Aircraft Weight And Balance: How Do They Affect Flight?

Aircraft weight and balance play an important role in flight, and knowing these two factors can help ensure a safe and enjoyable flight. Some general aviation passengers are taken aback when asked how much they weigh as the pilot prepares for flight, or if the first officer takes a look at a pile of luggage and announces that some of...

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Aviation License - California Aeronautical University

Which Type of Aviation License Is Right For You?

When you are excited about becoming a pilot, it can be challenging to decide your goals and which type of aviation license is right for you. Many members of the general public use the term “pilot’s license” without understanding what these ratings and certificate truly mean. As you learn more about what is possible in the world of aviation education,...

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Flight School Candidate - California Aeronautical University

How to Stand Out As a Great Flight School Candidate

If you are nervous about how to present yourself as a great flight school candidate, there is a lot you can do while preparing your application to put your best foot forward. Even if you have never so much as stepped foot on an airplane as a passenger, flight schools will still take your application seriously if you present a...

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Begin Your Aviation Career With CAU - California Aeronautical University

3 Steps to Begin an Aviation Career (and Why You Should Start Today)

If you've been considering an aviation career, there are many benefits to beginning your journey today. Here's how. With the aviation industry currently in a state of flux due to COVID-19 restrictions and the subsequent shutdown, some might question the wisdom of beginning an aviation career or studying for an aviation degree. Some are concerned that the pilot shortage is...

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How to Become a Commercial Pilot - California Aeronautical University

How to Become a Commercial Pilot: A Step-By-Step Guide

When people ask about your career plans and you confidently say you want to be a pilot, you are probably excited about the path you have chosen. However, it can seem overwhelming to choose a flight school, climb into the cockpit for the first time, and begin your commercial pilot career. Here is a step-by-step guide to become a commercial...

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