January 12, 2006 - Be an Expert on Your Own Airplane
January 11, 2006
Cessna Pilots Association Will Make You an Expert on Your Own Airplane
If you take a Systems and Procedures Course from Cessna Pilots Association, CPA President John Frank promises, "You will learn more about your Cessna airplane than 99 percent of Cessna owners ever will." These are two- and three-day total-immersion courses offered for all single-engine Cessna models from the 150/152 to the 210 and 337 twins.
Each Systems and Procedures Course instructor is an experienced mechanic, aircraft owner, and high-time pilot. The course takes the Cessna owner through all the aircraft systems and how they work, problem areas, maintenance tips, and safe operation. A particularly interesting section of each seminar is powerplant management.
For 2006, these Systems and Procedures Courses are offered:
February 25-26 182R and earlier Santa Maria, CA
March 17-19 337 Santa Maria, CA
April 8- 9 R/TR 182, 172RG Santa Maria, CA
May 20-21 Lycoming 172 Santa Maria, CA
June 9-11 180/185 Anchorage, AK
October 14-15 R172K/T41 Cincinnati, OH
October 20-22 210/T210/P210 Cincinnati, OH
"Invest one weekend to be a safer and more knowledgeable owner," says Frank. In addition, Cessna Pilots Association's Systems and Procedures Courses are approved for A&Ps who hold an Inspection Authorization to comply with the FAA Inspection Authorization Refresher Training.
Tuition for the Systems and Procedures Courses ranges from $495 to $630 for Cessna Pilot Association members. Non-members may also attend for an additional $45. CPA also offers flight courses and owner-performed maintenance courses during the year. For more information on the courses or to register for a specific course, go to www.cessna.org or telephone 805-922-2580.
***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.