English Requirements

We are excited that you have decided to start your pilot training at California Flight Academy. Learning to fly is fun and exciting and safety is one of our top priorities, but it comes with a big responsibility. Communicating properly with other pilots and the control towers is a large part of your training, and it is for this reason that pilots must be able to communicate properly in English.

Once you arrive on campus, we will help determine your level of English language prior to starting your program by having you complete an assessment. The assessment helps us determine your level of English fluency and identify areas that you may need to improve in order to be successful in the program, including aviation-specific vocabulary.

The best way to obtain better proficiency speaking a foreign language is by immersing yourself where that language is spoken. At California Flight Academy, you will have the opportunity to practice English in and around town, and with fellow classmates experiencing similar situations. To maximize your experience, we are happy to help arrange a host family near the academy.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Bobbi Roloff in our student services department, at broloff@flycfa.com or 001-619-448-2212, MondayFriday, 8pm to 5pm PST.