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We have closed down our facility in Santa Maria and are opening a new office in Southern California. The transition should be brief, but we will have very limited phone support during this time. Our new address and phone number are below, but the quickest response to any questions or comments will come from emailing office@cessna.org. We appreciate your patience during this move.

Cessna Pilots Association
16755 Von Karman Ave, Ste 200
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 949-242-4535

The world's largest aviation type club
Serving Cessna owners for more than 30 years 


About Handouts and Tech Notes

One of the most frequently utilized benefits of CPA membership is being able to access articles that have appeared in previous issues of the CPA magazine. Some of the most frequently requested articles are: "Hot Starts", "Items Most Overlooked During Inspection", and "TBO and Beyond". Also available are our popular model guides, which list the complete criteria on specific Cessna aircraft with comparison of model years.

Examples of other CPA Tech Notes:

"Nosewheel Shimmy"- Nosewheel shimmy is a very common problem with single-engine Cessnas. Many owners have been told by their mechanics that some nosewheel shimmy is acceptable: "just the nature of the beast". This just is not correct. CPA has prepared this tech note to explain what to inspect and what actions to take. By following these guidelines you can eliminate all traces of nosewheel shimmy.

"Uneven Fuel Feeding"- Many high-wing Cessnas have a problem with fuel feeding unevenly from the fuel tanks. Typically, the left tank will drain down substantially while the right tank remains nearly full, leaving the aircraft right wing heavy. CPA has uncovered the cause of this problem and what can be done to correct it. A tech note is available to CPA members at no charge.

A sample model history can be found here and a sample tech note can be found here.