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Student Pilot Tips Taylor and Elza landing in Tucson - California Aeronautical University

4 Essential Tips for Every Student Pilot

There is a lot to think about regarding flight training. Those who take on the challenge of becoming a student pilot are beginning an exciting and exhilarating new period in their lives, whether they have the ambition of being lifelong private pilots or spending an entire career in the cockpit. No matter the goal at...

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Qualities of Great Certified Flight Instructors - California Aeronautical University

Four Qualities of the Best Flight Instructors

When a professional pilot is asked who helped him or her the most along the way, the answer is most often a certified flight instructor (CFI.) Great flight instructors have many qualities, but the most important one is that he or she is invested in his or her students. Commitment to service leads to all...

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Private Pilot Checkride - California Aeronautical University

What Happens During Your Private Pilot Checkride?

Once a flight instructor is confident that a student pilot is ready to take flight entirely on his or her own, he or she will endorse the student for their private pilot checkride. Your CAU instructor will have completely prepared you for this moment, but a pilot’s private certificate checkride is usually one of...

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Pilot in Command - California Aeronautical University

Four Characteristics of a Great Pilot in Command (PIC)

Becoming a pilot in command comes with great responsibility, and every PIC should have these four characteristics.  It sounds like it would be great to always be pilot in command—either the person flying the aircraft in a solo flight, or the captain of the crew when there is more than one pilot working. You get to say “This is your...

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Flight Dispatcher - California Aeronautical University

How Do You Become a Flight Dispatcher?

Many careers in aviation are possible without ever climbing into a cockpit. If you're looking to begin an aviation career, follow these steps to become a flight dispatcher. The most well-known job associated with aviation include people passengers see the most, such as pilots, flight attendants, and gate agents. Most people are also aware of the importance of ramp crews,...

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