Systems and Procedures
- History and Model Evaluation
- Engine and Engine Controls
- Electrical System
- Powerplant Management
- Propeller and Governor
- Exhaust and Turbocharging System
- Fuel System
- Landing Gear and Retraction System
- Utility Systems
- Wheels and Brakes
- Flight Controls and Rigging
- Propeller and Airframe Deicing Systems
- Hands-On Familiarization (in hangar)
- Normal and Emergency Procedures
- Weight & Balance
- Maintenance Inspection
- Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins
- Corrosion Control
- Operating Costs
PLEASE NOTE: This is a typical course outline, and will vary for each specific aircraft model.
Daily Schedule for Specific Classes:
John Frank is the founder and Executive Director of the Cessna Pilots Association. John is a 14,000-hour ATP-rated pilot and an A&P mechanic with Inspection Authorization, and is a widely-recognized expert on single-engine Cessna aircraft. John flew helicopters in Vietnam and fixed-wing in Berlin for the U.S. Army, was a test pilot for Beech Aircraft, and headed up the American Bonanza Society before founding CPA in 1984. John lives in Santa Maria, California, with his wife Kris, and spends his after-hours time doting on two teenage sons, John III and Steven. He also owns and maintains a T210.
Tom Carr joined the CPA Tech Staff in July, 1997, coming from Pontiac, Michigan where he was an A&P mechanic at the Oakland Pontiac Airport for 22 years. Since receiving his A& P license in 1973, he's been engaged in the maintenance, modification, and repair of general aviation aircraft. He received an IA endorsement in 1976, and a private pilot's certificate in 1981. He has a vast amount of experience and knowledge of all Cessna aircraft. Tom also owns and maintains a Cessna 150.
Paul New joined CPA as a Contributing Technical Representative in April of 2007. Paul owns and operates Tennessee Aircraft Services in Jackson, Tennessee. His company specializes in major structural repair of Cessna singles and twins or as New describes it "repairs from hangar rash to belly landings". Paul soloed the day after his sixteenth birthday, completed his private pilots certificate when he was seventeen, and added his multi-engine rating that same year. He earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science Avionics Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is an A&P, and an IA as well. Paul was named Aircraft Maintenance Technician of the year (AMT) for 2007. Paul also owns and flies a Cessna 152.