February 14, 2007 - Paul New Joins Cessna Pilots Association
Paul New Joins Cessna Pilots Association
Cessna Pilots Association Executive Director John Frank has named Paul New as Contributing Technical Representative. New 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.”
As Contributing Technical Representative, New will participate in CPA’s Web site forums, answer members’ questions, write for the association’s magazine and teach in the association’s extensive seminar program.
New soloed the day after his sixteenth birthday, completed his private pilot’s 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, an IA as well.
With his experience in major aircraft repairs, flight, and aircraft recovery, New has been retained on many occasions as a consultant to insurance companies and attorneys for aircraft accident re-creations and investigations. Last year, he was named he Maintenance Technician of the Year for the FAA Safety Team Area 6 (Memphis, TN FSDO, Jackson, MS FSDO and Birmingham, AL FSDO).
“Paul is an ideal addition to our technical staff,” said Frank. “He brings decades of practical experience to our members.”
Two CPA seminars will be held at New’s Tennessee Aircraft Services in August 2007. A Systems and Procedures Seminar for the Cessna 182R and earlier as well as the Systems and Procedures Seminar for the Cessna 337 Skymaster will take place in Jackson.
Based in Santa Maria, California, the Cessna Pilots Association has 14,000 active members who rely on the association for technical support about their aircraft, including access to the most extensive technical library on Cessnas outside the factory.