Planemaker Teams With King Schools To Enhance Proficiency,
A new, web-based instrument pilot course is the next element of
Cessna's Flight Training System, designed to enhance safety and
increase pilot proficiency while making the learning process easier
Cessna has partnered with King Schools
to offer the online curriculum. The instrument training course and
updated learning management system, the Cessna Course Tracking
Application, will be available through Cessna Pilot Centers later
this quarter. Cessna also expects to expand the flight training
system to include a commercial pilot course.
The instrument training program joins the Cessna Sport/Private
Pilot Course as the foundation of Cessna’s effort to make
flying more accessible and to re-energize pilot training.
“The instrument pilot course provides pilots taking the next
step in their development with incredible resources at their
fingertips. We’ve used the latest training principles, finely
honed in the Sport/Private Pilot Course, to ensure that pilots
seeking an instrument rating have the best preparation possible for
a lifetime of enjoyable cross-country flying,” said Julie
Filucci, manager, Cessna Pilot Centers. “We’ve designed
our new online Cessna Flight Training System to provide training
anytime and anywhere on the customer’s schedule while giving
the flight instructor maximum flexibility to adapt the training to
the customer’s needs. In the hands of our Cessna Pilot Center
network, it has become the training standard of the
Customers pursuing their instrument rating have access to
in-depth knowledge sessions and in-the-cockpit flight previews
featuring the Cessna 172S with the Garmin G1000. 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. And since it is Web-based, changes and updates can
be made to the course readily, with no replacement materials to
The Cessna Instrument Pilot Course Kit comes with a host of
additional materials, including a folding kneeboard and
view-limiting device to assist pilots with their training.
Cessna Pilot Centers are flight training affiliates that use
Cessna’s proprietary training curriculum and Cessna aircraft,
and the network continues to grow. The addition of five flight
training organizations to the global network of more than 250
Cessna Pilot Centers was announced this week at Oshkosh.
The newest members of the CPC network are:
- Indy Flight Training, Indianapolis, IN.
- Light Sport Aviation, Riverside, CA.
- Freedom Aviation, Lynchburg, VA.
- Air Orlando Aviation, Orlando, FL.
- ProFlight Aviation Services, San Marcos, TX.
CPCs are flight training affiliates that use the new Cessna
Flight Training System and Cessna aircraft and offer customers an
array of services including flight training. “We continue to
look for the best quality additions to our CPC network as part of
the company’s effort to make flying more accessible and to
re-energize pilot training,” said Julie Filucci, Cessna CPC