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October 15, 2009 - Check the Safety of Your Cessna 210 with CPA’s Guidelines

Check the Safety of Your Cessna 210 with CPA’s Guidelines


            The Cessna Pilots Association (CPA) has released “Cessna 210 Centurion Inspection Guidelines” to help Cessna 210 owners and their mechanics better inspect their aircraft.            
          
            The impetus for this publication came from a discussion CPA Executive Director John Frank had with an NTSB investigator after a crash. Frank asked if the cracks that led to structural failure in a different manufacturer’s airplane had been present before the final flight. The inspector confirmed that some degree of cracks had been present for some time.
 
            “If someone had known what to inspect, how to inspect it and when to inspect it, that accident could have been avoided,” says Frank. “That is what these guidelines are all about.”
 
            “Cessna 210 Centurion Inspection Guidelines" shows the aircraft owner and the mechanic how to determine what to inspect on a Cessna 210 Centurion, how to perform the inspection and when to do the inspection. 
 
            Adds Frank, “These guidelines have been developed from multiple sources within the industry including Cessna Aircraft Company, the FAA, component manufacturers, field reports and 25 years of collecting information from members of the Cessna Pilots Association.”
 
            Cessna Pilots Association calls this a “living document” and will continue to update it as new information, member input and new data warrant. The Cessna 210 is the first airplane selected for a planned series of Inspection Guidelines that Cessna Pilots Association is developing for most models of Cessna aircraft.
           
            To order a copy of “Cessna 210 Centurion Inspection Guidelines,” you must be a Cessna Pilots Association member. The Inspection Guidelines document is available for $60.00 plus shipping and may be ordered by calling CPA at 805/934-0493.

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