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California Aeronautical University Launches Flight Centers in San Diego (KMYF) and Ventura (KOXR) Counties

The University provides local residents the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree from their hometown. Students can study online and fly locally at two new California Aeronautical University Flight Centers in Southern California.

BAKERSFIELD, CA – To better serve Southern California residents, California Aeronautical University (CAU) launches its new Flight Centers in the communities of Oxnard and San Diego, California. The University Flight Centers provide local residents the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree online from their hometown.

Study Online, Fly Locally

With this new launch, students enrolled in the Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics online can pursue their degree while receiving flight instruction at their local California Aeronautical University Flight Center, which are located at Oxnard Airport (KOXR) and Montgomery Field (KMYF).

“We’re excited to enter these communities and bring an aviation degree within reach of so many more future pilots,” said Matthew Johnston, President of California Aeronautical University. “Now aspiring aviators who live near a CAU Flight Center can stay local while still achieving their dream of becoming a professional pilot.”

As a more flexible version of the University’s immersive aeronautics program at the main campus in Bakersfield, CA, online students can earn their bachelor’s degree within approximately three years. Students in the program also earn six certificates and ratings, including private pilot, instrument rating, commercial – single engine, commercial – multi-engine, CFI and CFII upon graduation.

University Strength, Local Convenience

California Aeronautical University’s ground and flight training holds FAA Part 141 approval. As part of the University, students who earn their professional pilot degree online benefit by receiving a 500 flight-hour reduction when seeking their ATP certificate.

Additionally, students also benefit from the University’s airline partnerships that can provide a direct pathway to airline cadet programs. CAU currently has partnerships with eight regional airlines, including SkyWest Airlines and Piedmont Airlines, and continues to build relationships with regional airlines to create opportunities for graduates upon completion of their aeronautics degree program.

The University offers financial assistance to those who qualify.

Ready to Launch

The CAU Flight Center at Oxnard Airport launched August 2018 and is now enrolling for their online aeronautics program. The Flight Center at Montgomery Field in San Diego will launch October 2018.

About California Aeronautical University

California Aeronautical University prepares students for exciting careers in aviation. Serving students from all over the country, the University offers professional pilot degree programs and other aviation-related training programs from its unparalleled purpose-built flight training facility at Meadows International Airport in Bakersfield, California, as well its Flight Center locations in Oxnard and San Diego, California. The University has developed career opportunities for its graduates with airlines across the nation. For information, visit or call (661) 615-5915.

Topics: Flight School, Aviation Education Programs, Training and Safety

California Aeronautical University

California Aeronautical University (CAU) is preparing the next generation of aviation professionals. Serving students from all over the country, the University offers career-focused programs in aviation, aviation business, and aircraft maintenance. With on-airport locations throughout California and in Arizona that provide an ideal learning environment, CAU courses are delivered in a year-round, fast-paced schedule that enables students to enter the pipeline for aviation careers in a shorter amount of time. Through the University’s strong partnerships with airlines, influential aviation organizations, and leaders in the aviation community, CAU graduates become a part of a larger aviation network and reap the benefits of these relationships, including direct access to several airline cadet programs. The University offers access federal student financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits to those who qualify. For more information, visit