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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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First Time Passenger | Cal Aero

Taking a First Time Passenger Flying

A freshly-minted pilot’s first thought is invariably very exciting:  I want to take my friends or family up into the air while I’m at the controls!  Of course, there’s another agenda, even if we don’t always admit it:  Most new pilots with their private pilot certificate like showing off, at least a little.  And pilots should be completely okay with...

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California Aeronautical University grads cleared for takeoff with Compass Airlines

Compass Airlines Instructor Pathway Program offers extraordinary career opportunity for CAU graduates. BAKERSFIELD, CA — Graduates of California Aeronautical University’s professional pilot programs have a clear pathway to a flight career with Compass Airlines. During a recent visit to California Aeronautical University, Compass Airlines recruiters met with students and officially welcomed CAU graduates into the Compass Instructor Pathway Pilot Program....

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CFI Student Pilots Sign-On with Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines Pilot Recruitment came to the CAU campus last week and presented our student CFI pilots Luis and Tanner with an incredible achievement! They both are now part of the Mesa CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) Cadet Program! In partnership with Southern Airways Express, Mesa Airlines created the Cadet program to provide flight school graduates with a direct pathway to a career as a first officer....

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