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As its fair-weather conditions make it the perfect place to learn how to fly, pilot dreams become a reality for hundreds of CAE aspiring pilots each year who take to the sky for the first time at CAE Phoenix. Equipped with over 60 aircraft, CAE Phoenix hosts CAE’s pilots in training from the United States, Europe and India for fundamental flight training and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

In addition, CAE Phoenix is the training location of the American Airlines Cadet Academy cadet program, the JetBlue’s Gateway Select cadet program, the Southwest Airlines Destination 225° Cadet Pathway and the Aeromexico cadet program.

For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply please see;
American Airlines
JetBlue’s Gateway Select
Southwest Airlines

Aviation Academy

Flight Training

Aircraft Fleet
  • 39 x Piper Archer TX (37 additional aircraft on order from Piper)
  • 5 x Piper Seminole
  • 2 x DA-20
  • 21 x DA-40
  • 3 x DA-42
  • 2 x CJ1+

All aircraft (except the DA-20s) are equipped with the G1000 system. CAE maintains an in-house maintenance facility that operates 24/7.

Become an airline pilot with CAE Phoenix - Aviation Academy


Falcon Field Airport in Mesa Arizona, 5010 E. Falcon Drive, Suite 201,Mesa AZ 85215


480 948 4515


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