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Dead Bug Landings | CAU

Dead Bug Landings

Most fields of endeavor have tricks of the trade or rules of thumb that help practitioners take care of business more easily. For example, one trick to parallel-parking a normal car in countries where we drive on the right side of the road is to wait to turn the steering wheel hard right until you, the driver, is aligned with...

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CAU Alpha Eta Rho

Alpha Eta Rho Welcomes New Chapter from CAU

California Aeronautical University has announced its partnership with the Alpha Eta Rho aviation fraternity, creating the new Alpha Sigma Psi chapter of the fraternity after an official initiation ceremony on Thursday, January 18th. Founded under the guiding principle of being a shining beacon for modern aeronautical education, CAU has decided to take its commitment a step further by allying with...

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Small Planes | CAU

7 Things Passengers Should Know About Small Planes

People pretty much know how to behave as passengers on a jetliner as opposed to small planes.  Sure, some people, the outliers, do ridiculous things like argue with and threaten the flight attendants (federal offense!), or try to open the cockpit door or escape doors during flight.  Instead, we the majority tighten our seat belts when we’re supposed to, return...

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Become A Pilot | CAU

How Regular People Can Become A Pilot

Every person over two years of age has some kind of feeling and wonder about airplanes.  If an airplane is flying over our heads, and if it is low enough, virtually every normal human looks up and thinks, even briefly, about what’s going on up there, not to mention that many children also express interest in the idea of flying...

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Flying An Airplane Vs. Being Flown | CAU

The Awesome and Surprising Experience of Flying an Airplane

Unlike actually flying an airplane, virtually all of us have been passengers in one.  If we’re in an airliner, we watch the flight attendants move around the cabin and act predictably.  We’ll hear cabin announcements made by the cockpit crew and, if we’re extremely lucky, we will even be able to hear the announcement well enough to understand what they’re...

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