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At California Flight Academy, we believe that you deserve the very best flight training experience, and that’s why we hold ourselves to the highest standards in flight training.  We prove our dedication to these values by submitting to rigorous industry standards.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approved

CFA is approved by the United States FAA for both part 61 and 141 training.  This means that the 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.

SEVP Approved

CFA is approved as a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school.  This enables CFA to accept international students and can assist students in obtaining the necessary documents to study in the USA.  California Flight Academy is very accustomed to helping foreign students obtain an M-1 Visa.  To learn more about the U.S. Visa process, please click here.

Authorized Cessna Pilot Center

CFA is an authorized Cessna Pilot Center, assuring you of the very highest standards of safety, comfort and quality pilot education that you would expect from a professional flight academy.

Directorate General Civil Aviation (D.G.C.A.) Compliant

California Flight Academy conceived and developed a Directorate General Civil Aviation (D.G.C.A.) compliant training program, specifically tailored for citizens of India.  This program is designed for the Indian pilot to obtain a Private Pilot License through Commercial Pilots License with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.  We also provide country-specific training to students from Taiwan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Turkey and the Middle East, Central and South America, various African countries, the U.S. and Canada, and many more.  Feel free to contact us with your individual and country-specific needs and we’ll help you determine what is required.

Military/VA Approved

As an active duty personnel or veteran of the U.S. Military, California Flight Academy is honored to assist you and your family in achieving your educational and career goals. All CFA programs are approved for active duty and veteran military personnel who qualify for G.I. Bill benefits. With U.S. military approval, we make it easy for you to fund your dreams using your military benefits.  To learn more, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Approved LaserGrade Computer Testing Center

LaserGrade Computer Testing, Inc. is an international computer-based testing company with 700+ secure and supervised test centers worldwide. California Flight Academy is proud to be one of them.  We can administer all required FAA knowledge tests in our own facility. We can also accommodate students from other flight schools or independent instructors who need to take one or more required exams.

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

Graduate Testimonial

“I just reached India two days ago and everyone was pleased to congratulate me for completing the course in such a short period.  I really enjoyed living and flying with the CFA family and had a great time.”

- Jujhar Singh, CFA Student



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