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.
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.
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.
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.
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 GI Bill® benefits. With U.S. military approval, we make it easy for you to fund your dreams using your military benefits.
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 by calling us directly at (619) 448-2212.
"I was looking for very good customer service, good location, plenty of airplanes to train in, and good weather. I found everything I was looking for in CFA. When I emailed the school, I received an immediate response from a Captain who was flying in Volaris Airlines. I got very excited!"
“After much research I chose CFA. The friends I made here and the knowledgeable instructors have made it very easy for me to secure my future in the skies. In my opinion, this is the best place to study and to get your license.”
“I just want to say thank you for my whole private pilot training experience. Two months ago I passed my final release check ride and now I’m an Airbus 319 First Officer!”
"CFA was a great experience for me. I had everything to take my first steps in aviation. I'm now a Boeing 737 First Officer!"
"CFA was my choice from the moment I heard about the school. It's the experience I got here that was very valuable."
"I’m glad I chose CFA, because all of the staff and instructors are very humble and kind. All the students here are very friendly, and I have made friends from all over the world. This makes CFA my home away from home."
"My CFA experience was amazing. The instructors are so loving and caring - the best I could have asked for."
"My time at CFA was good - sometimes a bit hard - but I really enjoyed this experience with my friends and the CFA staff."
"CFA has the best weather to fly with good training facilities. The airport is located between mountains so that you learn the instruments and different approaches, which helped me become a great pilot. Now I'm a Boeing 737 First Officer at Miat Mongolian Airlines!"
“Solo quiero agradecerles por todo mi entrenamiento que empezó desde piloto privado hasta terminar como piloto comercial. ¡Hace dos meses pasé mi último examen de revisión y ahora soy Primer Oficial de un Airbus 319!"
“Mi experiencia en CFA fue increíble, a veces un poco difícil, pero realmente disfruté esta experiencia con mis amigos y el personal de CFA”.
“Encontré todo lo que estaba buscando en CFA. ¡Me emocioné mucho!"
We are pleased to announce that all CFA staff and instructors have received the Covid-19 vaccine as of March 26, 2021. We also have vaccines available for students if needed. This means you can rest assured you are training in one of the safest environments in the U.S. We also maintain the highest standards of safety for all our aircraft at or above FAA standards. To learn more about taking that first step into the cockpit in sunny San Diego, please call +1 619 448 2212.