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Welcome to California Airlines (CAX), Cal Air began airline operations on January 1st, 2001. Soon after the inauguration of Cal Air, we became one of X-Plane's most sought out virtual airlines. Now Cal Air is an X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator Virtual Airline. Cal Air pilots are part of an elite group of aviation enthusiasts. We are part of a dynamic community of flight simulation pilots who, together as a group, are transforming Cal Air from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

We are pleased that you are interested in applying to become a pilot for California Airlines (CAX). Cal Air is one of the most active and popular Virtual Airlines.

The minimum age to join California Airlines is 16 years old.

We are always looking for good pilots, but we do have a high standard that must be met before acceptance. Even after approval has been granted, all California Airlines pilots, including new recruits, must maintain the required level of flight activity to remain on active status.

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Please read the Pilot Orientation and Guidelines

Please read the California Airlines (CAX) Privacy Policy

California Airlines is a global virtual airline with 6 Regional Operations worldwide, our headquarters is located at San Francisco International (KSFO)

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Please Note

While not required, it is expected that you are already familiar with the X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator, and can at least download and install aircraft, start-up, taxi, take-off, fly around, and land the aircraft.

If an exciting career at California Airlines sounds appealing to you, please continue by submitting the Pilot Application below.

Good Luck.

Brent Bain, Owner of California Airlines

Regional Operations


Africa & Middle East

  • Johannesburg
  • Dubai


  • Singapore
  • Shanghai


  • London
  • Moscow

North America

  • Chicago
  • San Francisco


  • Honolulu
  • Melbourne

Caribbean & South America

  • Princess Juliana
  • Sao Paulo

Pilot Application

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. A member of the management team will review the application and respond to you shortly.

Information Required

  • First Name, Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Country Of Residence
  • Desired Base of Operations, please also give 02nd or 03rd option
  • Flight Simulator Type, ie: MSFS2020 or X-Plane
  • Computer Platform, ie: Windows or Mac OS
  • Vatsim ID (if any)

Please email your application to

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