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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 


Landing Gear

Single Engine Landing Gear Service Systems and Procedures Course

One of the many questions the CPA Technical Staff receives weekly from the membership concerns the operation, rigging and service of the landing gear retract/extend system incorporated on the Cessna Single-Engine aircraft. Several of the inquires about this system have even lead to the potential owner not buying a retractable Cessna in fear that his/her technician will not be able to work on the landing gear system. Whether the aircraft owner, pilot and/or technician has the proper tools & equipment, service information & manuals and knowledge, CPA has seen a demand to offer another teaching course for the membership called the Cessna Single-Engine Landing Gear Service Course. CPA has had great success with their model specific system & procedure courses and the mechanics' level Single-Engine Flight Control Rigging course that we here at CPA felt a need to once again share our knowledge and gain some helpful insight from the membership. So that facilities in other parts of the country can offer a comparable service, the Cessna Pilot's Association is offering a mechanics level course to understand the Cessna 100/200 Series Aircraft landing gear systems. This two-day program covers all aspects of Cessna retractable aircraft Inspection, Service, Rigging and Troubleshooting. The program includes both classroom and hands-on work, actual aircraft will be worked on and operated. The program is open to all CPA members, however it should be understood that this is a mechanics-level course and attendees will be expected to have at least basic knowledge of aircraft maintenance. Because the goal of this program is to increase the locations in the field that can properly service a single engine Cessna, preference in registration will be given to mechanics working in the profession. Attendees will be limited to 10 to 12, however, should there be sufficient demand, additional seminars may be added later in the year. Upon completion of the program each attendee will be presented with a graduation certificate* and those working in aviation maintenance will be listed by the Association in our magazine and web site. This will allow CPA members to find people trained to service, inspect, rig and troubleshoot their single-engine retractable aircraft by the Cessna Pilots Association.
*All CPA S&P courses, FCR & LDG courses meet the requirements contained in FAR 65.93(A)(4) Inspection Authorization renewal and is acceptable towards IA renewal.