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EL Cajon, California

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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 n


California Flight Academy
Gillespie Field
2065 N Marshall Avenue
EL Cajon, California, 92020
United States

+1 (619) 448-2212



Training Categories

Flight Training (Airplane) Aviation Degree Programs

Training Courses

Private Pilot (PPL) Commercial Pilot (CPL) Flight Instructor (CFI / FI) Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL)Instrument Rating (IR) Flight Instructor - Instrument Multi-Engine Class Rating Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)FAR Part 141 Approved Ground School Classes


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