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AIRMET vs SIGMET: What You Need to Know

AIRMET vs SIGMET - California Aeronautical University

When flying, it’s important to know the difference between AIRMET vs SIGMET, and what to do when alerted of one. Here’s what each pilot should know. One of the first aspects about aviation that student pilots usually learn is that weather awareness is a massive aspect of flight. Looking out the window at what is …


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.


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 …


Cold Weather Flying vs. Warm Weather Flying

Cold Weather Flying vs. Warm Weather Flying - California Aeronautical University

When cold weather flying, extremes are to be avoided. In some circumstances, airplanes love cold air and in others, not so much. Learn more with CAU. However, there are a few things that you probably want to be aware of. We will take a look at cold weather flying vs. warm weather flying and things …


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