The demand for well-qualified pilots continues to expand. According to the Boeing Company, over the next 20 years, the world’s airlines will need an additional 602,000 trained pilots. Furthermore, North America will need 128,000 pilots; Europe will need 122,000 pilots; Africa will need 20,000 pilots; the Middle East will need 53,000 pilots; Latin America will need 35,000 pilots; and Southeast Asia will need 50,000 pilots.*
*See Pilot and Technician Outlook 2022–2041 report, on the internet at https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/market/assets/downloads/2022-Pilot-Technician-Outlook.pdf. Site visited 1/20/2023.
As a licensed pilot and California Flight Academy (CFA) graduate, you’ll have the ability to pilot different types of aircraft and work in a variety of settings and occupations. Examples include:
We invite you to start your pilot pathway at CFA today by completing the Request Information Form above, calling us directly at (619) 448-2212, or exploring our proven pathway to becoming a Professional Pilot.
"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.