Independence Aviation LLC (IA), based at Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, Colorado, has been designated a Cirrus Platinum Training Center by Cirrus Aircraft.
The appointment recognizes IA as a training center that “epitomizes premium quality service, exceptional training, outstanding support and state-of-the-art technical skill,” according to company officials.
“At IA we take aviation seriously while also having fun. Our objective has been to craft the best flight school and rental operation available. Being recognized by Cirrus as such is a great compliment to our team and organization,” said Robert Stedman, President and Chief Pilot of IA. He and Chief Instructor Pilot Charles Gensler are both Cirrus Platinum Certified Standardized Instructor Pilots (Platinum CSIP.)
In order to achieve Platinum status, IA has to meet and maintain stringent requirements, including training in Cirrus’ newest and most advanced aircraft utilizing Perspective by Garmin avionics. They also must use Cirrus-accepted training syllabi to promote a high level of standardization and safety during flight training.