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Why Choose Us?

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With many choices out there, it can be tough to decide which is the right aviation school for you. What sets CAU apart?

Flexible options

CAU is an FAA-approved flight school that provides not only the essentials of flight training but also offers programs in aviation maintenance, flight dispatch and business administration.

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CAU has a variety of programs designed to suit different budgets and schedules.

Hands-on training

Exciting, Hands-on training

Experience your aviation training in a modern flight center with advanced flight simulators and the latest technology. Student pilots in the School of Aviation get the benefit of valuable IFR (instrument flight rating) training that builds their skill set and increases employability.


Campus life

Students don’t just get training at CAU. They get to thoroughly enjoy training and living in the ideal conditions of CAU’s beautiful, modern campus and training center.


Life-long friendships

Being surrounded by people that share your passion for aviation is already a huge benefit. But being a part of the tightly knit CAU community allows students to build friendships that last a lifetime.


Industry Partnerships

CAU is proud to have developed valuable airline partnerships with a number of airlines and aviation companies. The University continues to build relationships with airlines. Visit the Aviation Partners page for the most up-to-date list of partners.

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California Aeronautical University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.