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California Aeronautical University Offers New Helicopter Flight Training Program

California Aeronautical University (CAU) is excited to announce a new offering in their catalog of aviation programs. Understanding the need for helicopter pilots, the University will now offer a helicopter emphasis within their aviation degree program at its Flight Center in Ventura County and its Arizona campus at Falcon Field Airport.

As an alternative to CAU’s current fixed-wing emphasis in the Associate of Science in Aviation Studies program, the new rotorcraft emphasis and helicopter flight training program will prepare students for a rewarding career in the aviation industry as professional pilots.

About CAU’s Helicopter Flight Training Program and Rotorcraft Emphasis

Delivered in a fast-paced, structured year-round program, students can earn their associate’s degree in just under two years. Instruction of all courses, including flight labs using Robinson helicopters, is delivered by CAU faculty.

Students in the program will also earn four certificates and ratings within their degree program, including private pilot, instrument rating, commercial and CFI.

“We’re thrilled to expand our offerings to future aviators. With such a strong foundation in fixedwing flight training, we’re excited to now get into the rotorcraft world and help students pursue successful careers as professional helicopter pilots,” said Matthew Johnston, President of CAU.

Once they complete the helicopter training and required flight hours, graduates can work for tour and charter operators, emergency medical services, agriculture, and a variety of other positions.

All students are also eligible for graduate services and can benefit from the University’s strong industry partnerships.

The University also offers financial aid to those who qualify and continually offers tuition reduction programs to help students cover the cost of their education. Applications are now being accepted for the next class. Visit to learn more about the new emphasis and how to apply to the aviation degree program.

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 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. For information, visit or call (661) 615-5915.


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2 thoughts on “California Aeronautical University Offers New Helicopter Flight Training Program”

  1. Hello, I am interested in your helicopter program and would like to come in to take a tour and get some more info. Thank You

    • Hi Kevin, thank you so much for your comment and interest in our helicopter program! We would love to speak more with you! Please feel free to contact our admissions team at 661-387-2372. A member of our admissions team will also be reaching out shortly! Thank you!

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