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Understanding Traffic Pattern and How It Affects Flight

Understanding Traffic Pattern - California Aeronautical University CAU

Learning about and understanding traffic pattern is an important aspect of a student’s flight training; here’s what you should know. The rectangle of the traffic pattern (it is inaccurate to refer to the holding pattern as “circling”) is much more than a mindless rotating around an airport or landing field. This maneuver, which is learned …

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Three Ways Flight Simulation Makes You a Better Pilot

Flight Simulation - California Aeronautical University

Flight simulation is largely how pilots with advanced certificates and ratings prepare to fly new aircraft. CAU offers state of the art flight simulators as a tool for students. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows some flight training to take place out of the cockpit. “Flying” a simulator, or “flight training device”, has become a …

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3 Popular Types of Training Aircraft

Training Aircraft - California Aeronautical University

Before pilots start flying Dreamliners, they must learn more about aviation. These 3 popular training aircraft are utilized by pilots while starting off.   Pilots do not start out flying fighter jets on Dreamliners. They must first become accustomed to working with the forces of flight, learning how to work with cockpit instrumentation, operating and …

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How To Prepare For Your Instrument Checkride

Instrument Checkride - Cal Aero University

Beginning the instrument checkride calmly is a good way to establish the pace and tone of the rest of the event. Read more tips below on how to prepare!   Studying for the instrument checkride requires a great deal of time, cockpit practice, simulator rehearsals, and dedication. It can seem intimidating to prepare your checkride, …

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