California Airways is the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest flight school and flying club. Over the past 53 years, we've taught thousands of pilots how to fly.

We offer affordable flight training and aircraft rental for pilots of all experience levels, from student pilot through ATP.  If you're seeking an airline career, our Airline Pilot Programs take you from zero flight time through your commercial single and multi-engine certificates, plus all three flight instructor ratings. We're an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school, and we  sponsor international students for the M-1 Student visa. 

We also offer a pilot shop, FAA computerized testing, and FAA-approved flight simulators that can significantly reduce the cost of your flight training. For renter pilots, we offer a diverse fleet of well-maintained aircraft.

Are you tired of the same old party ideas?  Well, California Airways offers a unique party where each participant gets to sit in the cockpit of an actual plane, land on an aircraft carrier in our flight simulator and much more.   Book your party today and experience a unique birthday party that will never be forgotten and it not like any other!

Finally, our low prices set us apart from the competition. Unlike most flying clubs, we don't charge an initiation fee (which can be as high as $300), and we only charge monthly dues in the months that you fly. (Other clubs charge dues every month, even if you don't fly that month.)  To learn more, call us at 510-887-7686, email us, or stop by our office between 9 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. We'd love to fly with you!

To join our club (it's simple and free), click here.

California Airways also has a cooperative relationship with the Civil Air Patrol.  If you would like additional information about the CAP click here.
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Our Cessna 172SPs offer safe, comfortable, affordable flying.
We have four glass-cockpit aircraft for rental, starting at just $80/hr dry!!