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San Diego Flight Training Center

Welcome To San Diego

If you’re looking for more flexibility in your aviation training, CAU’s flight centers make receiving your aviation degree more convenient than ever.


California Aeronautical University opened its San Diego Flight Training Center to better serve residents of San Diego County and help them achieve their professional pilot career aspirations. Students can study online and fly locally to earn their flight training degree from the University while remaining in their San Diego County hometown.

The second largest city in California, San Diego is known for its miles of beautiful, white sand beaches along the coast of Southern California. With its mild Mediterranean climate, world-known attractions and cultural activities, San Diego provides a great location for residents to live, including desirable year-round flying conditions for those who want to learn how to fly.


CAU San Diego

University Strength, Local Convenience

Located at Montgomery-Gibbs Airport, students can study online and fly locally out of San Diego. You have access to CAU’s certified flight instructors and the CAU fleet of aircraft, including Cessna 172s and Beechcraft Barons. All instruction is delivered by CAU, with no courses or flight instruction contracted to a third party.

Financial Aid & GI Bill®

The University offers financial aid and VA educational benefits, including the GI Bill, to those who qualify.

FAA Part 141 Approval

CAU San Diego is FAA Part 141 approved. This approval allows CAU graduates to qualify for a restricted ATP, which includes a 250-500 flight-hour reduction and reduces the minimum age to earn their ATP certificate from 23 to 21. This can allow CAU grads to enter the pipeline for aviation careers much quicker than other candidates.

Direct Pathway To Airline Cadet Programs

Through the University’s strong partnerships with airlines, influential aviation organizations, and leaders in the aviation community, CAU graduates become a part of a larger aviation network and reap the benefits of these relationships, including direct access to several airline cadet programs.

Programs Offered

Contact Our Admissions Team

California Aeronautical University
San Diego County Flight Training Center
3794 John J Montgomery Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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