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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 


Systems and Procedures

Sample Systems & Procedures Syllabus

  • History and Model Evaluation
  • Engine and Engine Controls
  • Electrical System
  • Powerplant Management
  • Propeller and Governor
  • Exhaust and Turbocharging System
  • Fuel System
  • Landing Gear and Retraction System
  • Utility Systems
  • Wheels and Brakes
  • Flight Controls and Rigging
  • Propeller and Airframe Deicing Systems
  • Hands-On Familiarization (in hangar)
  • Normal and Emergency Procedures
  • Performance
  • Weight & Balance
  • Maintenance Inspection
  • Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins
  • Corrosion Control
  • Operating Costs
  • Modifications

PLEASE NOTE: This is a typical course outline, and will vary for each specific aircraft model.

Daily Schedule for Specific Classes:

210/T210/P210 Systems and Procedures
182R and Earlier Systems and Procedures
337 Skymaster Systems and Procedures
T182/182S/182T/T182 Systems and Procedures

Your Instructors-

Tom Carr joined the CPA Tech Staff in July, 1997, coming from Pontiac, Michigan where he was an A&P mechanic at the Oakland Pontiac Airport for 22 years. Since receiving his A& P license in 1973, he's been engaged in the maintenance, modification, and repair of general aviation aircraft. He received an IA endorsement in 1976, and a private pilot's certificate in 1981. He has a vast amount of experience and knowledge of all Cessna aircraft. Tom also owns and maintains a Cessna 150.

Paul New joined CPA as a Contributing Technical Representative in April of 2007. Paul owns and operates Tennessee Aircraft Services in Jackson, Tennessee. His company specializes in major structural repair of Cessna singles and twins or as New describes it "repairs from hangar rash to belly landings". Paul soloed the day after his sixteenth birthday, completed his private pilots certificate when he was seventeen, and added his multi-engine rating that same year. He earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science Avionics Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is an A&P, and an IA as well. Paul was named Aircraft Maintenance Technician of the year (AMT) for 2007. Paul also owns and flies a Cessna 152.