Cessna Pilots Assocation

Course: Restart 182 S&P

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

Restart 182 Systems & Procedures Course

Our Restart 182 Systems & Procedures Course covers the 1997 and newer 182 models. It is intended for the following models: 182S, 182T and T182T.

The two-and-a-half-day course covers the details of every system in the Restart182: 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. 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.

In 1986 Cessna ceased production of their single engine aircraft due to increasing product
liability lawsuits. With the passage of the General Aviation Revitalization Act in 1994, Cessna
announced it would resume production, but it wasn’t until 1997 that the new 182, an S model
was introduced. The S and T models were the first to sport Lycoming’s O-540 engine.
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 plane 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

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