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California Flight Academy
Pilot Careers are Rewarding and In-Demand
bigplaneDo you have a passion for flying?  Do you dream of hitting the throttle while feeling the roar of powerful engines beneath you? Can you picture yourself spending each day amongst the clouds, surrounded by dazzling vistas while traveling above some of earth’s most beautiful landscapes? If the answer is Yes, then you’ll love a career as a professional Pilot.

As a licensed pilot, you’ll not only enjoy your job, but you’ll also garner the prestige, respect and admiration that pilots naturally attract.  On top of this, the demand for well-qualified pilots continues to expand.  According to the Boeing Company: “To operate and maintain the airplanes that will be added to the fleet over the next 20 years, the world's airlines will need an additional 466,650 trained pilots and 596,500 maintenance personnel.”   Furthermore: “North America will need 97,350 pilots; Europe will need 94,800 pilots; Africa will need 13,200 pilots; the Middle East will need 32,700 pilots; Latin America will need 37,000 pilots; and the CIS will need 11,000 pilots.”*


Career Opportunities as a CFA Graduate
atpAs a licensed pilot and California Flight Academy (CFA) graduate, you’ll have the ability to pilot different types of aircraft and work in a variety of settings and occupations.  Examples include:
•    Commercial Airline Pilot
•    Flight Instructor
•    Banner Tow Pilot
•    Crop Dusting Pilot
•    Cargo/Freight Pilot
•    Charter Pilot
•    Regional Airline Pilot
•    Military & Armed Forces Pilot

Top Pilots Start at California Flight Academy
cockpitCFA is a world-renowned flight school that has trained thousands of students from all parts of the globe.   Graduates have successfully become private pilots, flight instructors and commercial airline pilots.  Advantages of a CFA education include the following:

•    Reputation of Excellence
Since its inception, CFA has set itself apart as a leader in the pilot training industry.  From instructors and ground crew to administrative personnel, CFA is proud of the quality and competence of its employees along with the quality of its aircraft and training curriculum.  With over 80,000 flight hours completed, successful graduates all over the world, and zero student injuries, our track record speaks for itself.

•    Credentialed, Experienced Flight Instructors
To ensure you receive the very best education possible, CFA flight instructors are carefully selected with the right certifications, credentials and experience.  We expect the highest standards of excellence from each instructor and their success is ultimately measured by your success as a graduate.

•    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approved
CFA is approved by the United States FAA for both part 61 and 141 training.  This means that our training facilities, curriculum, Chief Flight Instructors and aircraft are inspected and approved by the FAA.  You can trust CFA to provide you top-quality training and the best experience possible.

•    Above-Standard Flight Hours
CFA offers various courses and ratings ranging from Private Pilot to Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Rating.  All courses are designed to give you more than the FAA minimum number of dual and solo flight hours, in addition to simulation hours, ground instruction and interactive computer-based instruction.

•    World-Class Airport & Facility
The CFA air strip is located at Gillespie Field in San Diego County.   Gillespie supports a well-maintained, controlled environment that also includes an FAA control tower.  Unlike many other airports, Gillespie is not hectic or overly-busy.  This means more flight time for you, plus you’ll gain experience with control tower radio communications.

•    Exceptional Climate Ideal for Flying
rednightCFA is located in sunny San Diego, California, in the United States of America. The U.S. Weather Bureau describes San Diego's weather as the most nearly-perfect in America. On average, San Diego experiences 320 sunny days per year, with an average year-round temperature of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit).  San Diego’s beautiful climate makes it not only the perfect place to live, but more importantly, one of the most ideal places to fly.

•    Optimally Maintained Aircraft Fleet
We have a fleet of 12 Cessna aircrafts that are meticulously maintained above industry standards.  Each is cared for by our on-site FAA-certified mechanics.  We take pride in our aircraft, and the safety of our students and staff is our number-one priority.   In addition to safety inspections before and after every flight, our mechanics perform detailed mechanical inspections every fifty and one hundred hours to ensure they are safe and reliable to fly.

Our fleet of airplanes includes the following:
•    Cessna 152 (three)
•    Cessna 172N (two)
•    Cessna 172SP (one)
•    Piper Warrior (four)
•    Beech Duchess (one)
•    Piper Seneca (one)

Courses and Ratings Offered
planetakeoffAs an FAA-approved school under parts 61 and 141, we are pleased to offer the following:
•    Private Pilot Course
•    Instrument Rating Course
•    Commercial Pilot Course
•    Multi-Engine Rating Course
•    Certified Flight Instructor
•    Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument
•    Airline Transport Pilot Rating (ATP)

For further details of these courses, the aircraft, number of hours required and additional courses and requirements, please call or fill out this form to speak with an admissions advisor.  The average duration for the entire Commercial Airline Pilot Program is approximately nine months, but some have finished in less than 6 months.

Take the first step to becoming a top pilot today by filling out and submitting this form, and one of our knowledgeable admissions advisors will contact you shortly!

Non-U.S Citizen Information

English Language Courses
At CFA, we believe that each student’s successful completion of the flight program starts with the right preparation.  To ensure your success, we will help determine your level of English fluency prior to beginning your flight training.  For those students needing assistance with the English language, we offer English courses taught by talented instructors at our San Diego facility.  To learn more about the English courses we offer, or to receive answers for any other questions you may have regarding English fluency, please contact an admissions advisor.

How to Get a U.S. Visa
California Flight Academy is very accustomed to helping foreign students obtain Visas.  The first step in this process is we provide you with an I-20 form.  You take this form to the nearest U.S. Embassy to obtain an M1-Visa.  Getting your visa should not take longer than a couple of weeks.  To learn more about obtaining your Visa, contact an admissions advisor.

CFA maintains a relationship with a large apartment complex near the airport that offers our students rentals of private or shared rooms in two-bedroom apartments.  The apartments are conveniently located near several restaurants and supermarkets.  CFA also supplies bedding and dishes, and the apartments come completely furnished.  Each apartment is equipped with a telephone line, internet access and cable television.   There is also on-site laundry facility and a swimming pool.

If you’d prefer, we can also put you in contact with a host family, who provide accommodations including a private bedroom.

When you arrive in the United States, we will be happy to pick you up from the San Diego International airport, as long as it is during our normal business hours.

Transfer of CFA Flight Hours and FAA Certifications to Other Countries
CFA cannot guarantee that flight hours and training completed by you at CFA will transfer to your home country.  We recommend that you research your local country requirements in detail and speak with one of our knowledgeable admissions advisors to learn more.  Once you complete your CFA courses, we will make every effort to assist you in transferring back to your home country.

Apply for Admission
The first step to apply at CFA is to complete this form, fill out an application and speak with an admissions advisor.   You will be assigned a dedicated admissions advisor who will process you application and provide you with a detailed presentation that explains each of our courses in depth, including tuition and fees.   Your admissions advisor will guide you through the English proficiency process, the Visa application, travel and housing arrangements, and any other questions you may have!

Take the first step to becoming a top pilot today by filling out and submitting this form, and one of our knowledgeable admissions advisors will contact you shortly!

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