Chennault Aviation Academy (CAA) is a full-service, F.A.R Part-61 and F.A.R Part-141 flight school at North Houston, Conroe, Texas
We are a Full-Time Flight School at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport KCXO partnered with Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Houston
Mission: Creating Leaders of Superior Skill, Judgment, and Integrity for the Worldwide Aviation Industry.
Two solos in one day! Mateo and Adalberto each had their initial solo flight this Tuesday at Chennault Aviation Academy. Mateo's family joined us to celebrate his flight and as per tradition, we dumped a bucket of water on him and cut his shirt. Mateo and Adalberto are also our new flight instructor Moises Cartagena's first two solo students. Round of applause for Mateo, Adalberto and Moises!
Our flight instructor Chris Breeding started flying with Chennault Aviation Academy as an private pilot two years ago. He obtained his Instrument Rating, Commercial Certificate and eventually his CFI at the academy. Last Friday, Chris earned his Multi-Engine Rating at CAA. Congratulations to Chris for his newfound engine!
Interested in keep advancing your aviation career?
Chennault Aviation Academy will host ATP/CP course on May 11 in association with Gulf Coast Aeronautical.
The deadline for signing up is May 8 with a class start day on May 11. The ground school will be taught in the CAA facility. Currently, there are 3 open slots left.
Mon-Tue 8am - 5pm
Wed 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am -12pm followed by written test for Certificate.
Test completed and course complete by Thursday 3 PM.
After successfully completing the ground school. Simulator raining is done on a Friday and Saturday in Dallas on a level D Boeing 737 simulator. You will have 60 days to complete your simulator training.
Call (877)-423-8237 or Steve Lee via email at "[email protected]" for more details.
Justin Cole passed his checkride last week and became a new private pilot at Chennault Aviation Academy! He is also the first ever checkride sign off for our new flight instructor Fabian Kiedels. Bravo to Justin and his instructor Fabian!
Today our student Jeffery Miller has reached his first milestone in aviation by completing a initial solo flight at Chennault Aviation Academy. Jeffery is the second solo student of his flight instructor Kirkland. A round of applause for Jeffery and his CFI Kirkland.
For his first solo quote Jeffery wrote: "social distancing at its best".
Despite all circumstances, our student Brandon King passed his checkride yesterday at Chennault Aviation Academy and become new a Private Pilot. Our congratulations to Brandon King and his flight instructor Shaun Newsome! Here is Brandon presenting his temporary certificate while practising social distancing.
In order to protect the health of our cadets, instructors, staff and anyone who enters our facilities, we are strictly following our COVID-19 protocols. Headsets will be wiped thoroughly and disposable mic puff will be offered for customers who have scheduled a discovery flight. Be safe!
On March 7, we hosted another successful CAA Aviation Career Seminar at Chennault Aviation Academy. These are conducted every quarter. Our next seminar is currently scheduled for June 6, 2020. More than 100 people (including some last minute walk-ins) joined us for this last seminar in our hangar to listen to our speakers sharing their insights on aviation. The two-hour seminar offered detailed information on CAA, programs with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, career paths for future pilots and instructors, current aviation situation of the U.S. and the world, and financing options for potential cadets.
We are planning to host another seminar in three months. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to check our website www.caacxo.com or call us at 877-423-8237 if you want to schedule a discovery flight or have any questions about our program. We look forward to seeing you here at Chennault Aviation Academy.
CAA Stay Open and Continue Flight Training
The governor of Texas stated yesterday that he will let each county decide the level and length of restrictions their residents will be under during this COVID-19 pandemic. In line with this policy, Harris county announced that it is under a stay at home order.
As of the date/time of this email Montgomery County is not under a stay at home order. Furthermore, Federal precedent indicates that flight training is considered an essential business (ref: https://www.aviationpros.com/education-training/flight-training/press-release/21130767/flight-schools-remaining-open and https://www.cisa.gov/transportation-systems-sector).
So the decision to continue flight training in the midst of a stay at home order is an individual one that each student should make with their instructor. Toward that end, CAA will open as needed to meet scheduled demand.
The weather this week is forecast to be excellent. All of our instructors have access to the facilities and aircraft. If you wish to fly solo please coordinate with your instructor and plan to limit your solo flight time to between 8 AM (first engine start time) and 5 PM (last engine shut down time) to ensure you have maintenance support.
And please refer to the following for our COVID-19 protocols.
The following protocols will be enforced while flight training continues at CAA during the COVID-19 crisis:
1. All persons entering the CAA facility will be required to sanitize/wash their hands before conducting training or business.
2. Disinfectant spray, micro-clothe, and a wipe will be taken to the aircraft and used throughout the preflight inspection.
3. Minimize contact with the exterior of the aircraft as much as possible
4. All surfaces routinely touched while flying will be wiped as part of the pre-flight procedure. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Gas Caps
b. Sump Drain Cup
c. Doorknobs and Handles
e. Flap handle
f. Instrument panel switches
g.430/650 buttons and screens (use wipe only)
h.Oil filler cap and oil access door
5. Keep the cabin door open until ready for take off
6. Keep the small pilot access windows open in flight as much as possible
7. Use Cabin Air as much as possible
8. Do not share or loan headsets
We hosted yet another successful CAA Aviation Career Seminar at Chennault Aviation Academy hangar! On Saturday, 3 guests speakers and more than 100 people joined us for the seminar. Thank you all for coming and we will be back again in three months!
Congratulations to Wesley. F for recently receiving his Instrument Rating at Chennault Aviation Academy. Wesley is a Black Hawk helicopter pilot with rotary-wing ATP transitioning into fixed-wing. Kudos to his flight instructor Christ Misheff.
Just a quick reminder: CAA Aviation Career Seminar is on Next Weekend! Come and join us on Saturday March 7. 3:00pm - 5:00pm! Our aviation industry expert panelists will be answering your questions about a flying career. How to be an Airline Pilot and get a Bachelor’s Degree in Just 3 Years. You will also have the opportunity to win a free flight lesson. RSVP at: https://caacxo.com/seminar
A round of applause for Tori Wagner! Tori recently passed Private Pilot checkride and got her license at Chennault Aviation Academy! Tori put a lot of effort into this rating. Congratulations to Tori and kudos to her flight instructor Shaun Newsome.
Hooray! Our new student Naji Bayeh recently had his initial solo flight at Chennault Aviation Academy! Naji is a part-time student that flies with us in the evening or on weekends and now he has reached his first pilot milestone. Kudos to his flight instructor Naomi.
Congratulations to Grant Tribble for getting his Private Pilot License recently at Chennault Aviation Academy! Mr. Tribble is a former U.S. Marine and had his initial solo flight at CAA back in September 2019. Now he can't wait to get a Tailwheel Endorsement and have some great fun with his new experimental taildragger. Kudos to Grant's flight instructor Chris Misheff.
Our flight instructor Chris Misheff recently earned his Multi-Engine Rating at Chennault Aviation Academy. Christ is a former U.S. Marine and has been part of the CFI team since August 2019. Congratulations to Christ for his new rating!
A round of applause for Will Liebbe, who recently passed his Instrument Rating checkride at Chennault Aviation Academy! Kudos to his flight instructor Shaun Newsome.
Our student Drew Jenkinson recently received his Commercial Pilot License at Chennault Aviation Academy. Drew had his initial solo flight back in September 2018 and now he is a commercial pilot. Drew was his flight instructor Ken Heckler’s 34nd student passed the exam on first attempt. Congrats to Drew Jenkinson and Ken Heckler!
Congratulations to Jacob Gomez for his recently obtained Instrument Rating and Kudos to his fight instructor Kalah Martin. Jacob is Kalah’s first student at Chennault Aviation Academy.
CAA Aviation Career Seminar is back! Come and join us on Saturday March 7. 3:00pm - 5:00pm! Our aviation industry expert panelists will be answering your questions about a flying career. How to be an Airline Pilot and get a Bachelor’s Degree in Just 3 Years. You will also have the opportunity to win a free flight lesson. RSVP at: https://caacxo.com/seminar
We got yet another new pilot. Caleb Adcock got his Private Pilot License last week at Chennault Aviation Academy. His primary flight instructor Ken Heckler is a soon-to-be-airline pilot. Caleb was Ken's 32nd sign off for a checkride. 29 of the 32 passed on their first try. Another Gold Seal Instructor for CAA. Congratulations to Caleb Adcock and Ken Heckler!
Congratulations to CFI candidate David Flowers passed checkride and obtained his Certified Flight Instructor rating last Tuesday at Chennault Aviation Academy. Kudos to his flight instructor Bill Kersey.
Chennault Aviation Academy now offers ATP/CP ground school training in association with Gulf Coast Aeronautical. ATP candidates now can complete their required ATP/CP ground school in 5 days at CAA and then complete the simulator portion of part 142 training with Gulf Coast Aeronautical at Dallas in their level D Boeing 737 simulator. Call (877)-423-8237 for more details.
Our dispatcher Ashley Christian got her Multi-Engine Rating today at Chennault Aviation Academy. Ashley just earned her Commercial Pilot License a month ago. Congratulations Ashley!
Congratulations to Chris McAuliffe for completing our Flight Screening Program stage check and had his initial solo flight today at Chennault Aviation Academy! Kudos to his flight instructor Chris Breeding. This is Chris's first solo student as a new flight instructor.
Our very own maintenance director Jeff Grant obtained his FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) and signed off his first aircraft annual inspection this Tuesday at Chennault Aviation Academy! Congratulations and thank you for all your hardwork Jeff!
Congratulations to Justin Cole on his initial solo flight last Friday at Chennault Aviation Academy! Kudos to his flight instructor Ken Heckler. Justin decided to cut his construction job work shirt. It will serve as a reminder of where he came from and that he's not going back.
We had our first successful CAA Aviation Career Seminar over the weekend at Chennault Aviation Academy! 7 guest speakers and more than 60 people attended the seminar. Thank you all for coming and we will be back again next quarter!
Just a quick reminder: CAA is hosting an Aviation Career Seminar, Saturday Dec 14. 3:00pm - 5:00pm! Guest speakers from airlines and representative from ExpressJet will be answering your questions about a flying career. How to be an Airline Pilot and get a Bachelor’s Degree in Just 3 Years. RSVP at https://forms.gle/wFAHkhBdoUXky9eR8
Congratulations to our very own dispatcher Ashley Christian on her new Commercial Pilot License over the weekend! At the age of 18, Ashley is one of our youngest, fastest-growing pilot and employee. Her current career goal is to follow in her father's footsteps and become an airline captain. Kudos to Ashley’s flight instructor Brycen Mages.
Brandon King had his initial solo flight on Wednesday at Chennault Aviation Academy! Kudos to his flight instructor Shaun Newsome. "I do this better by myself" - Brandon wrote on his solo shirt.
We got a new pilot! Congratulations to Brittany Holly on passing her Private Pilot Licence checkride on Tuesday at GCFTA. Brittany is a college sophomore who started her training 5 years ago, after went on a Discovery Flight from her father as a gift. She has been flying every summer since high school and she will be back for her Instrument flight training next year. Kudos to her flight instructor Ken Heckler. This is Ken's 27th student!
Our student Erin Trobaugh got her Instrument Rating this past Sunday at Chennault Aviation Academy. She has been working hard to get this rating, and now Erin can finally go cloud surfing. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Madelyn Bates on passing her Instrument checkride last Wednesday at Chennault Aviation Academy! Madelyn is yet another step closer to her eventual career goal of becoming a Boeing 777 captain. Kudos to her flight instructor Brycen Mages.
Congratulations to Kalah Martin for getting her Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument rating at Chennault Aviation Academy! Kalah has been working really hard for her checkride. Kudos to her mentors Scott Johnston and Bill Kersey!
We are moving to a new name Chennault Aviation Academy (CAA)!
General Chennault Flying Tiger Academy (GCFTA), now Chennault Aviation Academy (CAA) is a F.A.R Part-61 and F.A.R Part-141 flight school, carrying the legacy of General Claire Lee Chennault and his First American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers). We are located in Conroe North Houston Regional Airport KCXO, Texas, about 50 minutes away from Houston downtown.
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|Tuesday||08:00 - 17:00|
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Test prep course to acquire knowledge on the National Air Space, sectional charts, weather, regulations etc.to pass the FAA Unmanned Aircraft-Ground Test.
Flight Training, FAA Testing Center, Discovery Flights, Hangar Space Rental