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CAU Hosts SAFECON Region II Competition, Earns Bid to Nationals

CAU earns bid to SAFECON nationals

California Aeronautical University (CAU) hosted the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON Region II Competition last week, where 100 students from six collegiate flight teams put their knowledge and skills to the test. Participating aviators competed in action-packed events over four days to test each pilot’s ability and competency to maneuver and manipulate the aircraft, fly under instrument flight rules (IFR), assess flight computer accuracy, and a variety of other events.

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The Importance of Aviation & Flight Weather Planning

Flight Weather Planning - California Aeronautical University

Flight weather planning is an essential aspect of flight that all aviators must understand thoroughly. Here’s what to know. As a professional aviator, you will find that the weather is nearly always at the forefront of your mind. If it is not, perhaps it should be. The importance of aviation and flight weather planning can …

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What Is The Pitot Static System And Why Is It Important?

Pitot Static System - California Aeronautical University

Understanding the pitot static system is important for pilots and student pilots to ensure a safe flight. Here is what you should know. If you have ever looked at an airplane and seen quite a few tiny little tubes pointing forward, you have already seen an element of the pitot static system. Those little tubes …

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3 Tips for Communicating with Air Traffic Control

Communicating With Air Traffic Control - California Aeronautical University

Communicating with air traffic control is an essential aspect of acting as pilot in command. These 3 tips can help you communicate more effectively and safely with traffic controllers. Most ground school courses in flight school do not spend a lot of time discussing how to speak with air traffic controllers while acting as pilot …

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