Cessna Aircraft Co. has posted the complete pilot handbook for its new 162 Skycatcher online.
“Cessna has produced for the Skycatcher one of the simplest pilot handbooks I’ve ever seen, and I wanted the world to see how easy it is to fly this airplane,” said Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO. “For people considering flight lessons at a Cessna Pilot Center, this document will take the mystery out of the process. Putting the manual online is a response to our new customers who prefer electronic access to just about everything and we’re all about making flying fun and easy.”
The handbook provides system descriptions and basic operating parameters. Having it online complements Cessna’s new online Sport/Private Pilot Course available through Cessna Pilot Centers. The Skycatcher POH is also available through the course’s online library. Cessna expects to expand the program to include an instrument rating course in the future.
The new training program is a component of Cessna’s effort to make flying more accessible and to re-energize pilot training. Another key component is the development of the company’s new light sport aircraft, the 162 Skycatcher, officials note.
Customers pursuing the sport certificate have access to all parts of the Cessna Sport/Private Pilot Course and can easily move into the private-pilot-only segments of the course when ready. The web-based system keeps track of every aspect of their training and they can access training materials from any location where they have access to the Internet. Since it is web-based, changes and updates can be made instantly, with no replacement materials to distribute, officials said.
Cessna Pilot Centers are independently owned and operated flight training affiliates that use Cessna’s proprietary training curriculum and Cessna aircraft. There are more than 280 in the United States and around the world, offering customers an array of services including flight training.
For more information: Cessna.com