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What Do You Do Once You Earn Your CFI?

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor CFI - California Aeronautical University

For many pilots, becoming a flight instructor is an important career goal which allows them to gain experience, build time, and earn money as a pilot. Completing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) requirements for becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) requires commitment, planning, and true dedication to aviation. However, many pilots are not content to …


Minter Field Airport District AeroCamp Tuition Reduction Program

CAU scholarship opportunity

Minter Field Airport District will award a $725 tuition reduction to 3 Kern County residents for Summer AeroCamp at California Aeronautical University Minter Field Airport recently announced its “Minter Field Airport District Scholarship,” a $725 tuition reduction awarded to three Kern County residents who attend California Aeronautical University’s summer aviation camp, AeroCamp. As a Kern …


How Pilots Should Talk to Non-Pilots

How Pilots Talk to non-Pilots | CAU

Pilots necessarily have a significant aeronautical vocabulary that has been refined for decades.  Much of it is formalized in the Pilot/Controller Glossary (Federal Aviation Administration, 2014) and in the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) (Federal Aviation Administration, 2017).  Both of these are published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is the governmental arm responsible for overseeing air …


How a Private Pilot Gets Ready for a Flight

Private Pilot Flying Requirements | CAU

In the outstanding TV series Sky King, which ran from 1951 to 1962, “Sky” would rush out to his twin-engine Cessna, the Songbird, start her up, and spring into the sky, ready to do good deeds at a moment’s notice. Sounds romantic, doesn’t it? It’s not.  It’s death-defying. Before any flight, all pilots must do …


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