Captain Edilberto Valdez, B.S.

Aviation | Career Technical Education


Phone: (714) 484-7253

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1–2 p.m. Wednesday 2–5 p.m.

Location: Technical Education Building 1, Room 210

About Professor Valdez

Hi and welcome to my faculty home page.

In 2004, I began teaching at Cypress College as an adjunct professor in the Aviation & Travel Careers department. Now, after working in the aviation/airline industry for more than 34 years, I am here full time to assist you in achieving your goals and dreams.

I am still active flying Gulfstreams all over the world and teaching Corporate Pilots, Military Pilots and NASA Test Pilots. If you are interested come and join me on Cypress’ Flying Team and become the best that you can be.

My career began as a Ramp Agent at Los Angeles International Airport at the age of 18, serving international airlines loading bags, connecting ground power units, air start units and yes, even the honey bucket on Boeing 707s, DC-8s and DC-10s. I have been a pilot for United Airlines, Champion Air, Skywest Airlines and a Corporate Chief Pilot.

From being the Captain of a large transport category aircraft in domestic and international operations, to working on the airport ramp, I have held a variety of training and management positions, including Line Check Airman, Corporate Chief Pilot, Boeing 727 Training Director, Chief Flight Instructor, Simulator Instructor and Ground Instructor for both pilots and flight attendants. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and also have a minor in Business Administration.

Stop by or call and let me know how I may assist you in achieving your goals and dreams in the aviation industry.

Captain Ed Valdez

Recommended Course

ATC 132 C Private Pilot

If you have ever wanted to fly or become a pilot then this is the course for you! We will learn all of the interesting subjects that it takes to become a safe and proficient pilot. Whether you are interested in becoming a professional pilot or you just want to fly for fun and recreation this course will get you there.