Best. Name. Ever.
First things first:
whoever named the Cessna Pilot Center at California's San Luis
Obispo County Regional Airport certainly earned their paycheck that
week, as it's one of the cleverest business names we've come across
in recent memory.
Oh, and the rest of the workers at Pigs Can Fly
Aviation are apparently doing a pretty good job, too.
ANN learned Monday the company received the Platinum Award for
exceptional performance in the Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) network
from Cessna Aircraft Company. The award was presented by CPC
Western Regional Manager Jim Pitman to PCF Aviation co-owner
Patrick Mallon during the August 2007 Cessna Pilot Center Seminar
Cessna considers a number of factors in evaluating CPC
performance including facilities, training equipment and general
operations... and Pitman says PCF rose to the top.
"PCF Aviation is one of the finest Cessna Pilot Centers in the
country," Pitman said. "Pat and his team provide the right mix of
well-maintained aircraft, excellent instruction, and outstanding
customer service. This Platinum Award is Cessna's acknowledgement
of the hard work and dedication so evident in all of PCF's
Cessna counts approximately 300 facilities around the world in
its CPC network, which was established more than 35 years ago. PCF
is located at McChesney Field (SBP), on the central coast of
The planemaker says the average time for students to obtain
their private pilot's certificate while using Cessna's
computer-based instruction training course is only 54.5 hours,
almost 30 percent less than the national average -- resulting in
less expense for the student and a more efficient learning
"PCF Aviation is honored to receive the Platinum Award in 2007,
which coincides with Cessna's 80th anniversary celebration," Mallon
said. "The Cessna Pilot Center program offers the safest, most
advanced flight training system available today. PCF Aviation has
helped more than 1,150 people take flight since 2001 and with our
recent expansion to the Paso Robles Airport we will continue to
teach the Central Coast to fly."
The Pigs Can Fly Aviation fleet includes nine Cessna aircraft,
with two Cessna SkyCatcher LSAs (type shown above) slated to be
added in the coming years. Which leads us to suggest the following
tagline: "Come Catch The Sky At Pigs Can Fly!"
Just a thought...