California Aeronautical University prepares for first graduating class

California Aeronautical University prepares for first graduating class

August 31, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


JOINING US THIS MORNING FROM THE CALIFORNIA AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY ARE MATTHEW JOHNSTON CAMPUS PRESIDENT AND ONE OF THE FIRST GRADUATES FROM THE UNIVERSITY, WILFREDO HERNANDEZ, WHO WILL GRADUATE TOMORROW. TOMORROW THIS WILL BE THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS FOR THE SCHOOL HERE IN BAKERSFIELD? YES, THE GRADUATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 AT THE UNIVERSITY LOCATED ON MEADOWS FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT 12 PM. YOU WILL HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER FOR TOMORROW, WHO WILL BRIGADIER GENERAL JEANNIE LEAVITT WILL ADDRESS THE UNIVERSITY’S FIRST GRADUATING CLASS AS THE GUEST SPEAKER. BRIG. GEN. JEANNIE LEVITT SERVES AS THE COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE RECRUITING SERVICE AND MADE HISTORY AS THE SERVICE’S FIRST FEMALE FIGHTER PILOT. PRIOR TO HER CURRENT ASSIGNMENT SHE SERVED AS THE 57TH WING COMMANDER, NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, THE AIR FORCE’S MOST DIVERSE FLYING WING COMPRISED OF 37 SQUADRONS AT 13 INSTALLATIONS WITH A VARIETY OF MORE THAN 130 AIRCRAFT. GENERAL LEAVITT WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD THE ROLE. RECENTLY GENERAL LEAVITT ADVISED THE CREATORS OF THE MOVIE, “CAPTAIN MARVEL,” ON HOW TO ACCURATELY PORTRAY FEMALE PILOTS IN THE AIR FORCE. LEAVITT SHARED PERSONAL STORIES WITH THE MOVIE’S PROTAGONIST, BRIE LARSON, FOR AUTHENTICITY, INCLUDING HER EXPERIENCES AT WEAPONS SCHOOL, FLYING AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE BEING A WOMAN IN A MALEDOMINATED ENVIRONMENT. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY? CALIFORNIA AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY PREPARES STUDENTS FOR EXCITING CAREERS IN AVIATION. SERVING STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS PROFESSIONAL PILOT DEGREE PROGRAMS AND OTHER AVIATION- RELATED TRAINING PROGRAMS FROM ITS UNPARALLELED PURPOSE-BUILT FLIGHT TRAINING FACILITY AT MEADOWS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, AS WELL ITS FLIGHT CENTER LOCATIONS IN OXNARD AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. THE UNIVERSITY HAS DEVELOPED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITS GRADUATES WITH AIRLINES ACROSS THE NATION