Earn Your Professional Pilot’s License in Less Than a Year

Mission & History

Our Mission

California Flight Academy graduates are prepared with the knowledge, flight hours and experience that lead directly to high demand pilot careers in aviation domestically and internationally. Employers respect CFA because of our reputation for producing qualified, intelligent and productive pilots. CFA enjoys a position within the airline flight training industry that is respected and worthy of emulation.

Our mission is a commitment to our students, and that commitment is all about students achieving the pilot career of their dreams. To accomplish this, we help each student develop an individual pilot career pathway. Along this pathway, there will be challenges and trials, but the reward is far greater. We work tirelessly to help our students every step of the way.

Our History – A Proven Track Record of Excellence

California Flight Academy 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.

California Flight Academy has occupied a prominent position on the Gillespie Field Airport since 1973 and is located in the main terminal building right off the transient aircraft parking area and a few hundred feet from the control tower. 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 our students, plus they gain extensive experience with control tower radio communications. To learn more about Gillespie Field, please click here.

We invite you to start your pilot pathway at CFA today by completing the Request Information Form above or by calling us directly at (619) 448-2212.