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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 


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.