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How to Prepare for Your First Solo Flight

First Solo Flight - California Aeronautical University

Preparing for your first solo flight can be a stressful milestone in your aviation education. Here’s how to prepare for your solo and take the next step towards your aviation career. The day has finally arrived. You are about to become a real aviator. Flying solo is the first step of many where you will …


Understanding Airport Classification: A Beginner’s Guide

airport classification

It’s important to understand the different types of airports and how they’re defined. Here’s what you need to know about airport classification. It should come as no surprise to you that there are a lot of different airports. They actually have official designations. Understanding airport classification does not need to be complicated. Today we will …


What Education is Needed to Become an Aircraft Mechanic?

Aircraft Mechanic

If you are looking for an exciting and diverse role, becoming an aircraft mechanic could be for you. Without aircraft mechanics, also called A&P (airframe and powerplant) technicians, aircraft simply cannot get off the ground. What education is needed to become an aircraft mechanic?  How Do You Become an Aircraft Mechanic? The first step will …


Becoming an Aviation Maintenance Technician: 4 Steps to Success

Aviation Maintenance Technician - California Aeronautical University

A career as an aviation maintenance technician offers countless opportunities and is one of the most important jobs in aviation. Learn more about AMT now! There are not many careers with their own ‘day.’ May 24th is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day! The achievements and contributions of aviation technicians are celebrated and recognized. It is a …


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