Mon, Nov 10, 2008
Student Will Start Out With Sport Pilot Training On C162s
Cessna said last week the planemaker continues the development
of its new web-based pilot training curriculum. The program will
guide customers through learning to fly and their sport pilot
certification featuring the Cessna 162 SkyCatcher.
The curriculum will also allow users the opportunity to further
their pilot certification featuring the Cessna 172S Skyhawk, with
the Garmin G1000 integrated flight system. The sport pilot program
is on track to launch when the first Cessna SkyCatcher is delivered
in the second half of 2009.
The new curriculum is under development in partnership with King
Schools to prepare prospective pilots for the sport pilot
certificate and beyond. The curriculum features all-new content and
incorporates the latest technology, which includes an electronic
logbook, a web-based course management system and much more. The
new Web site that will administer the program is currently under
development as well and will feature links to unique tools both
within Cessna and beyond.
"We’re excited about how the new flight training program
is shaping up. One of the key improvements is the use of
scenario-based learning versus maneuver-based learning. Good
instructors have been teaching students to fly using this
methodology for years and now it’s one of the enhancements
we’ve incorporated into our training curriculum," said Tom
Aniello, Cessna’s vice president, Marketing.
"We know students who learn to fly at one of our CPCs using
Cessna’s curriculum accomplish their ratings in 28 percent
fewer hours compared to other training programs," Aniello
The curriculum will be offered exclusively through the worldwide
Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) network, which consists of 284 domestic
and 17 international affiliates. CPC has been the leader in flight
training for 35 years, and Cessna’s partnership with King
Schools dates back more than 10 years. Since 2000, CPCs have
delivered private and instrument pilot training to more than
100,000 pilots around the world.
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