WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation reports its Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) network added 24 new partners in 2016, including five international flight schools in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Germany and Poland. [Read more…]
Cessna has scrapped its unsold Skycatcher light-sport airplanes. According to a report in The Wichita Eagle, the company retained its inventory of Model 162s for spare parts after the company stopped selling them in early 2014. It then quotes a company spokesman, who notes, “The company did dispose of what remained after salvaging usable parts.”
WICHITA – Cessna has selected Eastern Kentucky University, The Ohio State University, Auburn University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Louisiana Tech University for the 2017 Top Hawk program.
Each university will take delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft in early 2017 to support flight training, recruiting efforts and promotional activities at their respective universities throughout the year. [Read more…]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Cessna and Piper aircraft owners will receive a $150 trade-in credit on legacy Chrysler and Ford alternators when they upgrade to a new-generation Plane-Power alternator for their Cessnas or Pipers. [Read more…]
The last time I flew a TTX it was called Columbia. It also had EXPERIMENTAL placarded to the door.
I’d flown to central Oregon in my Cessna 205. In the Columbia, climbing at well over 1,200 FPM toward 17,500 feet, I noticed our airspeed was faster – a lot faster – than my 205 in cruise. Yep, the Columbia was fast. The Cessna TTX is faster.
The SR-line has been a perennial top seller for Cirrus. Equipped with a parachute and continually refined to add value every model year, Cirrus has done much to increase the pilot population by marketing so effectively to non-pilots. They call it #CirrusLife. And its SR22T GTS is at the top. [Read more…]
During the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at Beaufort, N.C., in May, I found what appeared to be the oldest aircraft on the ramp, a Cessna 180 Skywagon.
The paint was worn, the interior threadbare, but clean, the panel a monument to steam gauges excepting what looked like a new Garmin navcom unit.
I wanted to know more about the plane and put a General Aviation News business card in the window with a note to the pilot.
A minute later, even before I could get away from admiring the aircraft, the pilot showed up. She was Katie Pribyl, a member of the AOPA headquarters team directing the fly-in. I explained my interest in her plane and she told me about it. [Read more…]
WICHITA – Textron Aviation has launched its Peace of Mind program, which provides up to two years or 400 hours of Textron Aviation’s ProParts and ProTech programs, as well as Pratt & Whitney’s ESPecially engine maintenance program, all free of charge for new King Air (pictured) and Caravan turboprop purchases from July 25, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016, with delivery by the end of the year. [Read more…]