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Improve Your Skills as a Cessna 210 Pilot


            If you regularly fly a Cessna 210, T210 or P210, you can become a safer and more confident pilot by taking the Cessna Pilot Association Flight Proficiency Course for Cessna 210s. This three-day course includes classroom instruction as well as one-on-one coaching from an experienced flight instructor during an actual flight.


            The basic curriculum includes aircraft documentation, performance, IFR procedures, current safety issues, ATC and airspace, and flight planning. A typical course includes approximately 10 hours of classroom time and three to six hours of flight instruction. “We also offer virtually unlimited hangar flying with other 210 owners and instructors,” says CPA Executive Director John Frank.


            All CPA flight instructors are high-time Cessna pilots as well as experienced CFIs with an average flight time of nearly 10,000 hours. Held at CPA headquarters in Santa Maria, Calif., the Flight Proficiency Course is offered four times in 2007: May 18-20, June 22-24, August 17-19, and September 14-16.


            Participating pilots can expect to leave the program with a Flight Review through the FAA's Wings Program, enhanced IFR skills, and a greater understanding of their aircraft and their own capabilities. Tuition for the three day course is $1095 for CPA members and $1195 for non-members.


            Pilots unable to attend a 210 Flight Proficiency Course may want to contract with one of the CPA instructors who are based throughout California and the Southwest, and are available on an individual basis.


            For more information on the courses or to register for a specific course, go to or telephone 805-934-0493.



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.