Cessna Pilots Assocation

Course: Legacy 182 S&P

Learn more about your Cessna than 99% of owners will ever know.

Legacy 182 Systems & Procedures Course

Our Legacy 182 Systems & Procedures course covers the 1956-1981 182 models. It is intended for the following models: 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q and 182R. If you have a later model 182, you will want to wait for a course covering those models.

The two-and-a-half-day course covers the details of every system in the 182: Flight Controls, Landing Gear, Electrical, Hydraulic, Fuel, Pressurization, Propeller, Powerplant and Engine Management. After walking through the history and general introduction to the 182, you’ll jump right into the technical analysis of the aircraft. Paul will take you through the Airframe, Flight Controls, and Landing Gear. On the second day, after going through the Wheels and Brakes, Fuel System, Powerplant, Electrical Systems, and the Propeller, the day will wrap up with a Hands-on Aircraft Inspection. The final day of the course will continue with discussions on Powerplant Management, Tactical Data Analysis and Utilities.

A Bit of 182 History

As general aviation moved into the mid-1950s, tricycle landing gear became the rage. First popularized on the single engine retractable gear aircraft such as the Bonanza, Navion and Mooney, its advantages in most situations of better visibility, improved ground handling and ease of aircraft entry were desirable to many pilots. So for the 1956 model year Cessna decided to introduce tricycle gear versions of the Cessna 170 and 180, to be called the Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 respectively.

Cessna, always being a marketing driven company, decided in 1958 to come up with a deluxe version of the 182 and to give it a name. So anyone who bought a 1958 182 with an upgraded interior, three color overall exterior paint, full gyro instrument panel and wheel fairings actually received a 182 SKYLANE.

The first section of the course you’ll take a look at all the upgrades and modifications by model year. You’ll have a better understanding as to why CPA began offering these very comprehensive Systems & Procedures Courses.

You’ll leave this course knowing more about your 182 than you ever thought possible.

Course Syllabus


  • • 8:00-8:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions
  • • 8:30-9:45 a.m. — Airframe
  • • 9:45-10:00 a.m. — Break
  • • 10:00-12:00 p.m. — Powerplant
  • • 12:00-1:15 p.m. — Lunch
  • • 1:15-3:15 p.m. — Powerplant and Propeller
  • • 3:15-3:30 p.m. — Break
  • • 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Flight Controls and Rigging
  • • 4:30-5:45 p.m. — Hands-on Aircraft Inspection


  • • 8:00-9:30 a.m. — Powerplant Management
  • • 9:30-10:45 a.m. — Fuel Systems
  • • 10:45-11:00 a.m. — Break
  • • 11:00-12:00 p.m. — Electrical
  • • 12:00-1:15 p.m. — Lunch
  • • 1:15-2:15 p.m. — Landing Gear
  • • 2:15-3:15 p.m. — Utility Systems
  • • 3:15-3:30 p.m. — Break
  • • 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Open Forum

Legacy 182 Systems and Procedures Courses

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