Cessna Caravan pilots now have a detailed cold-weather training program they can use to enhance their understanding of how the airplane handles winter weather. The new program is a direct result of a months-long joint effort involving the Cessna Aircraft Co., the FAA and the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA).
In response to operating restrictions imposed by the FAA last spring, the three organizations formed the Caravan Icing Workgroup and agreed to develop a series of recommendations designed to enhance the Caravan’s cold-weather safety. In addition to the new training program, Cessna also developed a revised Pilot Operating Handbook supplement containing new and revised flight planning charts along with the latest technical recommendations.
Additionally, Cessna is developing a Low-Speed Warning System for installation on its Caravan fleet. The system should be available for purchase and installation in the very near future.
The Caravan Cold Weather Operations is available at CessnaELearning.com. Cost is $20. Following successful submission of an online exam for each of the five presentation modules, participants will be issued a Certificate of Completion from Cessna. Pilots who attend a Caravan Safety Awareness Seminar can take the online course for free.
For more information: 316-517-5290