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Cessna Pilots Association Urges: Cessnas, Go Home!
Dozens of Cessna aircraft belonging to Cessna Pilots Association (CPA) members will gather in Wichita this June 6-9, 2007, to celebrate Cessna’s 80th anniversary. The Cessna Pilots Association has organized this fly-in to coincide with the official anniversary celebration planned by Cessna Aircraft.
Through special invitation of Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, Cessna Pilots Association members are included in the Cessna facilities open house on Saturday, June 9, 2007. The CPA is coordinating a static display of aircraft at the Cessna factory. “We will try to have at least one model of each piston-powered Cessna on display,” said CPA Executive Director John Frank.
The Cessna Pilots Association Fly In begins with a welcome reception at the Wichita Airport Hilton on the evening of June 6. Thursday morning’s activities include the choice of a tour of Independence, Kansas, and the Cessna facility there or a tour of FlightSafety International and some simulator time, followed by an afternoon tour and demonstration at Yingling Aircraft.
Friday, June 8 is dedicated to seminars. Among those sessions currently scheduled are a seminar on aging aircraft presented by Marv Nuss from the FAA, a Cessna Aircraft seminar on how the parts system works and a Q&A session with Cessna technical reps.
Saturday is devoted to the Cessna Aircraft open house and celebration followed by a CPA closing banquet at the Wichita Airport Hilton with a guest speaker and door prizes. Registration forms for the entire event can be downloaded at www.cessna.org. In order to comply with airport and Cessna Aircraft security procedures, all registrations must be completed by May 25, 2007. For more information on the fly-in, go to www.cessna.org 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.