California Flight Academy
Take your pilot career to greater heights with California Flight Academy.
Pilot Careers are Rewarding and In-Demand
Do 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."
Top Pilots Start at California Flight Academy
CFA 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 even 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
CFA 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 aircraft 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 172K (none)
- Cessna 172SP (one)
- Piper Warrior (four)
- Mooney M20K (none)
- Beech Duchess (one)
- Piper Seneca (one)
Courses and Ratings Offered
As 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 (Part 141)
- Multi-Engine Rating Course
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
- 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 advisers will contact you shortly!
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2065 N Marshall Avenue
EL Cajon, California, 92020
+1 (619) 448-2212