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Into the Cockpit: Flying As a Bush Pilot

Bush Pilot - California Aeronautical University

Bush pilot flying is used for military maneuvers, rescue during weather emergencies, and reconnaissance. Explore what bush flying has to offer! There are many more aspects to a flying career than just  major and regional airlines. Some pilots prefer to stay with smaller airplanes and perform specific tasks in rural or tourist areas. Work as …

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Just Plane Different: The Types of Planes You Can Fly With Each Certificate

Cessna CE 525 and Different Types of Planes - California Aeronautical University

In the aviation industry, there are many certifications and ratings available to pilots. Here is a list of the different types of planes you can fly with each certificate.  Here is an interesting bit of knowledge from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to share with your next airline seatmate: You are allowed to fly a …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Airplane Winglets

Airplane Winglets - California Aeronautical University

If an airplane has wings, why does it need winglets? Airplane winglets are the “baby wings” placed at an angle at the end of airplane wing. Most modern passenger jets have winglets. They became a staple of the aircraft industry the 1980’s when concern about oil prices pushed increased research into their feasibility. Buoyed by …

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