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Would you invest one weekend to learn more about your Cessna airplane than 99% of your fellow Cessna owners will ever know? If you want to learn about your Cessna, there is simply no better way than by attending these seminars. Each of the instructors is an experienced mechanic, aircraft owner, and high-time pilot. We will go through all the systems and how they work, problem areas, maintenance tips, and safe operation.

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Featured Course: Legacy 182 Systems & Procedures


CPA will conduct a total-immersion, full two-day seminar on the Cessna 182 in Jackson, Tennessee. This course is designed for those that want to operate the Legacy Cessna 182 with the confidence of understanding all of its systems and operation. If you own, fly or maintain any model of the Cessna 182R and earlier, this course is for you.

The two days of classes will cover the details of every system in the aircraft to include: flight controls, landing gear, electrical, hydraulic, fuel, pressurization, propeller, power plant and engine management. This year we’re also adding tactical and strategic engine data analysis. Almost everyone has a digital engine monitor with data logging and this new offering will help take a lot of the mystery out of reading the monitor to achieve its full potential.  You’ll gain more useful and vital information about your 182 than you knew there was to know.


Paul New will be your instructor for this class. Paul holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate with FAA Inspection Authorization. He was an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative for a few years as well. In 2007 he was selected as the FAA National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. He was an original account manager for Savvy Aviation Maintenance Management and still manages a number of clients. Paul also provides technical support for the members of the Cessna Pilots Association and writes monthly articles for the magazine.


Example of daily schedule
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • 182 History
  • Airframe
  • Powerplant
  • Propeller
  • Flight Controls and Rigging
  • Hands-on Inspection
Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Powerplant Management
  • Fuel Systems
  • Electrical
  • Landing Gear
  • Utility Systems
  • Open Forum

Some of the Courses We Offer

Systems & Procedures

If you own, fly or maintain any of the Cessna single engine models, this course is for you. Classes will cover the details of every system in the aircraft to include: flight controls, landing gear, electrical, hydraulic, fuel, pressurization, propeller, power plant and engine management.


A mechanics level course for Rigging Cessna 100/200 Series Aircraft. This program covers all aspects of aircraft rigging, including setting travels and tensions, symmetry check, measuring wing twist, determining true performance, flight check, making adjustments and troubleshooting.

Flight Proficiency

Designed for the Cessna pilot who wants thorough, professional model-specific training in their aircraft. The  curriculum complements the comprehensive technical information offered in the CPA Systems and Procedures course.

Check out all of our offerings for 2019 at the course schedule page

What Attendees Are Saying

Course was outstanding.  Tips already in use and saving me money and surely making my plane safer 

I enjoyed and got a lot out of this course & will recommend it. Thanks!

After 4000+ hours in the 182, I stilled learned a lot.

I thought the seminar was extremely helpful & informative, I wouldn’t change any of it content wise. I was very impressed with the science behind the answers. Very enjoyable.

Outstandingly complete and professional presentation

Particularly liked Adam, dynamic, well versed, good speaker, excellent tech info.

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Upcoming Courses

March 23-24

Legacy 182R and Earlier

- Jackson, Tennessee
- Systems & Procedures
- $595 after member discount
- Info Page

April 5-7


- Jackson, Tennessee
- Systems & Procedures
- $695 after member discount
- Info page

June TBD

Flight Control Rigging

- Middle River, Maryland
- Mechanics Level Rigging
- Hands-on class experience
- Info page coming soon