Aviation Influencer Swayne Martin to Address Graduates as Guest Speaker.
California Aeronautical University will hold a graduation ceremony to honor its graduating class on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The commencement ceremony will take place at the University located on Meadows Field International Airport at 10 am.
The Class of 2021 will receive their diploma in the University’s aviation degree programs, including Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Associate of Science in Aviation Studies, Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, and Master of Aviation Science.
Swayne Martin, First Officer for regional airline Envoy Air and renowned aviation influencer, will address the graduating class as the guest speaker.
With the looming pilot shortage that has been exacerbated by the global pandemic, CAU is working to prepare the next generation of aviation professionals.
Graduates of the University have already experienced successful ventures into the aviation industry through CAU’s relationships with industry-leading organizations and partnerships with several airlines. The University’s partnerships with airlines provide students with a direct pathway to a prestigious career track in commercial aviation and are critical to the success of graduates
entering the field.
Prominent employers who have hired CAU graduates include SkyWest Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Envoy Air, Mesa Airlines, Air Wisconsin Airlines, Kalitta Air, Air Transport International, Republic Airways, and Amazon.
“California Aeronautical University sets their graduates up for success, and several of the graduates have gone on to Piedmont Airlines as cadets and first officers. Our flight team is always impressed with their expertise in the flight deck and beyond,” explains Dr. Lynette Darnell, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Development of Piedmont Airlines. “Congratulations to this class of distinguished graduates on all of your hard work.”
About Swayne Martin
Swayne is a First Officer for regional airline Envoy Air and an advocate for future pilots. With over 230,000 subscribers and 27 million views, his YouTube channel is a go-to source for aspiring professional pilots learning about various career paths.
Today, Swayne’s videos cover specific career topics to make the transition into airline training easier for new pilots. Each video is targeted to answer questions that students and instructors are not traditionally exposed to during flight training. The resource he’s created is the first example of an airline-approved comprehensive view on becoming an airline pilot.
About California Aeronautical University
California Aeronautical University prepares students for exciting careers in aviation. The University offers aviation-related training and degree programs from its unparalleled purpose-built flight training facility at Bakersfield International Airport and its two flight training centers, in Ventura County at the Oxnard Airport (KOXR) and San Diego County at the Montgomery Field Airport (KMYF). Working diligently to expand its reach, the University now offers a helicopter emphasis at its new campus at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ) in Mesa, Arizona. The University has developed career opportunities for its graduates with airline and aviation partners across the nation.
Mr. Matthew A. Johnston has over 23 years of experience serving various roles in education and is currently serving as the President of California Aeronautical University. He maintains memberships and is a supporting participant with several aviation promoting and advocacy associations including University Aviation Association (UAA), Regional Airline Association (RAA), AOPA, NBAA, and EAA with the Young Eagles program. He is proud of his collaboration with airlines, aviation businesses and individual aviation professionals who are working with him to develop California Aeronautical University as a leader in educating aviation professionals.