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  Civil Air Patrol
  Tips for Longer Battery Life
 Piston Engine Information, Updates and More
                                                                              WELCOME FROM CESSNA

                                                                                                                                        Terry Clark
                                                                                                                                        General Manager
                                                                                                                                        Independence Operations, Cessna Aircraft

                                       technical INFO
    1   MESSAGE FROM                                                                                                                    expert doing the job “buys” off on the work. This
                                                                                                                                        approach minimizes overhead expenses and encour-
                                                  7     IMPROVED IGNITION                                                               ages team member accountability for their work.
                                                        EXCITER FOR CARAVAN
                                                                              CESSNA PRODUCTS BUILT BY THE
in every ISSUE
                                                                                                                                        Managing our inventory like never before.
                                                                              TEAM IN INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS                              By carefully managing all phases of inventory,
                                                                              I am always excited to have the opportunity to            “sleeping assets” and the dollars they represent can
                                                                              promote the Cessna products built by team members         be used for things like new product development.
                                                                              in Independence, Kansas, and what better way to do
                                                                              that than provide the welcoming comments for this         Challenging the amount of time it takes to build
                                                                              issue of Direct Approach. As an aviation enthusiast, I    our planes. Encouraging significant year-over-year
                                                 10     TIPS FOR LONGER       must have the best job in the world……building and         improvement in productivity and the number of days
    2   CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT:                             BATTERY LIFE          flying Cessna products. In my spare time I restore        it takes to build each model, will result in a more
        CIVIL AIR PATROL                                                      vintage Cessna’s and currently own a 1953 180.            robust business that can bring higher-quality
                                                                              I admit my skills as a weekend mechanic                   products to our customers faster.
                                                                              nowhere matches the craftsmanship of the people
                                                                              who build our products.                                   In the next few weeks, we will be celebrating our
                                                                                                                                        10,000th aircraft delivery of an Independence built
                                                                              Great things are happening at Independence. In my         airplane. This milestone, along with our recent
                                                  18    G1000 SOFTWARE
                                                                              career at Cessna, the level of enthusiasm for our
                                                                              products and our future has never been higher.
                                                                                                                                        delivery of our 9,500th single engine high wing and
                                                                                                                                        400th Mustang, has made 2012 a good year. We are
    12 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:                               RELEASE
                                                                              Through the integration of the business teams we are      very proud of the fact that we are re-assembling the
        CORVALIS TTX®                                                                                                                   model 162 Skycatcher and will soon be delivering
                                                                              learning how to strengthen our financial performance
                                                                              by understanding what products and services make the      the Corvalis TTX.
                                                                              best use of our resources and provide the best value to
                                THE DIRECT APPROACH FOR PROPELLER IS          our customer.                                             In operation for 15 plus years, Cessna Independence
                                 PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE CESSNA                                                                      is ready, willing and able to accept the challenge to
                                   CUSTOMER SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
                              COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED.          What are we doing to make the business better at          continuously improve our processes and products,
                                                                              Independence?                                             to build new products and to enhance the aircraft
    24 ASK THE EXPERTS          316-517-4237
                                                                              Addressing quality through Integrated Quality.            we build today.
                                                                              Quality team members in Independence are
                                          EDITOR: TOM RONNAU                  assuming more ownership in the products they build
                               316-517-1167        through the Integrated Quality program, whereby the       Terry Clark

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Civil Air Patrol -                   VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION                                                                  Col. Joe Smith, Southwest
                                                                                                                                    Region deputy chief of staff for
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SEARCH, RESCUE AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                            EMERGENCY SERVICES
                                                                                                                                    operations and former Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Downed aircraft, lost hikers,
                                                                                                                                    and Oklahoma wing command-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            hunters and Alzheimer’s
                                                                                                                                    er, also met his wife in CAP, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            patients. Hurricanes, floods and
                                                                                                                                    their daughter commands the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            oil spills. All come under CAP’s
                                                                                                                                    Wichita Falls, Texas, squadron.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            highest profile mission:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            emergency services.
                                                                                                                                     “We are a CAP family, just
                                                                                                                                    like we were an Air Force
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Serving at squadrons nation-
                                                                                                                                    family when I was in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            wide, CAP aircraft are ready for
The Michigan Wing of Civil Air                                                                                                      military,” says Smith, who now
                                                                                                                                                                          “Cessna’s high-wing               dispatch where needed. The call
Patrol signed on a valuable                                                                                                         works for Boeing Co. out of
                                                                                                                                                                          design and advanced               comes through the Air Force’s
member back in 1985. Since                                                                                                          Sheppard Air Force Base.
                                                                                                                                                                          cockpit fulfill CAP’s             Rescue Coordination Center
then, she’s put in 7,800 hours                                                                                                                                            mission requirements for          in Florida or CAP’s operations
aloft, introduced thousands of                                                                                                      RIGHT AIRCRAFT FOR THE JOB
                                                                                                                                                                          visibility and situational        center at Maxwell. The request
cadets to aviation and taught                                                                                                                                                                               is then forwarded to designated
                                                                                                                                    CAP has flown Cessnas since           awareness. ”
hundreds of CAP members                                                                                                                                                                                     operations officers, who call out
how to fly.                         Cessna 182 operated by Ohio State Patrol                                                        the beginning, but for decades        -Major General Chuck Carr         volunteers who take to the air or
                                                                                                                                    depended on hand-me-downs
                                                                                                                                                                                                            search on the ground.
“She still flies level and true,”                                                                                                   from the Air Force and others,
Col. Leo Burke, Michigan Wing                                                                                                       says Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Michigan Wing has four 182s
commander, says of that key                                                                                                         national vice commander. Only       “Our flying mission is cadets and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and five 172s based from the Ohio
member, a Cessna 172P. “It’s                                                                                                        in the 1980s did CAP become         search and rescue,” Smith says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            border to the Upper Peninsula.
the airplane that we can’t kill,”                                                                                                   well funded enough for a steady     “There is no better airplane to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Burke says searches can be both
he adds, noting the wing has                                                                                                        plane-buying program.               teach them to fly than a high-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            trying and satisfying emotionally.
four 1985 Cessnas with 6,800 to                                                                                                                                         wing Cessna. It’s stable and
7,800 hours.                                                                                                                        Since Cessna resumed                forgiving.”                                             P L E A SE SE E N E X T PAG E
                                    All photos courtesy of Civil Air Patrol                                                         propeller aircraft production in
Civil Air Patrol, the official                                                                                                      the 1990s, CAP has added 220
auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force,    volunteers are a valuable                  bus drivers, and people from                         Skyhawks, Skylanes and
is one of Cessna’s largest          asset that performs searches,              countless other vocations. Many                      Stationairs, says Maj. Gen.
customers, with 525 of its 550      aerial reconnaissance and                  are retirees – a valuable group                      Chuck Carr, national com-
aircraft being Cessnas. It’s a      other services for less cost               with the flexibility for weekday                     mander. The patrol recently
relationship dating to the CAP’s    than the military can.                     as well as weekend missions.                         ordered two Stationairs and 17
beginnings in 1941, when it was                                                They’re not only pilots but                          Skylanes.
created to protect American         THE PEOPLE ON PATROL                       logistics, public information,
coastlines just days before the                                                supply, leadership and operations                    Carr says, “The Garmin G1000
U.S. entered World War II.          Across the country, more than              officers, a structure mirroring the                  system is useful during search
                                    61,000 adults and cadets serve in          Air Force’s. Rank advancement                        and rescue and disaster relief
Wartime volunteers flew             over 1,500 squadrons, with each             comes through service and                           missions, because it provides
500,000 hours, rescued downed       state plus Puerto Rico and the             training.                                            pilots and crews accurate
pilots and sank two enemy           District Columbia being a wing.                                                                 information about location,
submarines. In the decades          Funding comes from Congress,               “They want to support America                        terrain, weather and aircraft
since, the federal government       states and donations, and except           and do good things for their com-                    function. Cessna’s 182 and 206
has given CAP three missions:       for a small staff at Maxwell Air           munity, and it’s a great opportu-                    models are highly adaptable
aerospace education, cadet          Force Base in Alabama, virtually           nity to do that,” says Burke, an IT                  and can accommodate a variety
programs and emergency              everyone is a volunteer.                   director who joined as a cadet in                    of special equipment and
services. Post 9/11, it’s                                                      1980 and met his spouse in CAP.                      sensors.”
increasingly helped with            CAP members consist of
military training. CAP              students, teachers, engineers,                                  PLE A S E S E E N E X T PAG E

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CAP Con’t
                                                                                                                             training for educators, including                                        Each summer at Cessna’s
“The ugly memories were when I                                                                                               orientation flights. Schools have                                        Independence factory,
had to call a family and say, ‘I’m                                                                                           adopted their textbooks, and CAP                                         cadets learn the nuts, bolts
sorry we couldn’t find them,’ ”                                                                                              developed Science, Technology,                                           and rivets of aircraft
he says. A search last summer                                                                                                Engineering and Math (STEM)                                              production through a
ended much better, with the                                                                                                  national curricula for
                                                                                                                             kindergarten through college.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      program in which hundreds
spotting of two hikers lost for 48
hours on the Upper Peninsula.                                                                                                                                                                         apply and about 20 are
“These people would not be here,                                                                                             The cadet programs are inter-                                            selected. “They come out
their daughter would be an                                                                                                   twined with aerospace education.                                         and we assign them
orphan, if not for what our                                                                                                  Serving more than 26,500 cadets                                          mentors,” says Terry Clark,
volunteers did that weekend.”                                                                                                ages 12 to 20, the program                                               general manager at the
                                                                                                                             teaches leadership, aerospace,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      plant. “They get to work on
Disasters bring the CAP out in                                                                                               fitness and character develop-
numbers. In recent years,                                                                                                    ment. “We are a youth program                                            the production line with the
volunteers from near and far                                                                                                 that is more heavily accented                                            mentors and help build
worked floods in the Midwest,                                                                                                toward leadership,” Vazquez says.                                        airplanes.”
hurricanes, and the oil spill in
the Gulf.                                                                                                                    Cadets progress as they learn
                                                                                                                             about aviation, space and           end up, whether in the military,     “We keep kids off the street and
Over three months in 2010,                                                                                                   technology. They take orientation   in government or in business.”       teach them to stay in school,
50-plus CAP aircraft flew over                                                                                               flights in powered aircraft and                                          be a good person and be a good
1,000 missions totaling nearly                                                                                               gliders, study model rocketry       The success of the national          citizen,” says Smith, sharing his
2,400 flight hours during the        “If we are not doing it, it’s        is ready to take its place on the                  and attend summer camps.            cadet program is measurable,         colleague Virginia Keller’s
Deepwater Horizon spill. Crews       going to be the Coast Guard, or      line. A customized radio suite                                                         providing about 10 percent of        conviction that, “with our search
from across the country rotated      the Army with helicopters, or        and other special equipment                        “I learned a lot about leadership   each U.S. Air Force Academy          and rescue mission, we save
in to perform reconnaissance,        the Air Force with their jets,”      have been installed. Special                       and those skills translated into    class. In addition, cadets who’ve    about 100 lives on a yearly
taking aerial photos that helped     Vazquez says. “It’s going to cost    search and rescue software has                     every job that I’ve held,” Burke    attained a certain level can enter   basis, and we probably save
track the oil spill and progress     10 times as much for them to         been added to the G1000                            says. “The cadet review boards      most service branches at a           that many lives in our cadet
containing it.                       do it. We are freeing the military   avionics. And the plane has                        were more difficult than any job    higher pay grade. Success comes      program on a daily basis.”
                                     to do other things, and we save      been outfitted in CAP red,                         interview I had. The goal is for    in more basic ways, too.
When Hurricane Ike hit Texas in      the taxpayers millions.”             white and blue.                                    them to be leaders wherever they
2008, CAP crews took 40,000
photos and made maps of              PROVIDING NEEDED TOOLS               “One of the best parts is the
damage for the state of Texas        AND TRAINING                         factory training at Indepen-
and FEMA.                                                                 dence,” Smith says. “Everyone
                                     When CAP picks up a Cessna           who comes out says it’s the best
                                     from the factory, the aircraft       training they’ve ever received,
                                                                          including Air Force pilots.”

                                                                          AEROSPACE TRAINING AND
                                                                          YOUTH LEADERSHIP

                                                                          Teaching the public about avia-
                                                                          tion was a goal starting in the
                                                                          1940s, and has been updated for
                                                                          the space age and beyond.

                                                                          CAP supplies lesson plans,
                                                                          classroom materials, and

                                                                                            PL E A S E S E E N E X T PAG E

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       hours (overhauled is 1000 hours)                                                a break-over devise that transfers energy from the excit-
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responsible for all aviation fuel                                                                                         completed at your Cessna
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complete the publication of                                                                                               go to
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                                                                                                                          Direct Approach newsletter.           We are pleased with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aaron Burkhart (right),
Get information or online quotes                                                                                          Cessna apologizes for the glitch in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            the owner of AB Aviation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard could not believe
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      he said he never
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LONGER BATTERY LIFE                                                                                                   McCauley                        Selling Direct

IN AIRCRAFT THAT SIT                                                                                                  MCCAULEY PROPELLER SYSTEMS,
FOR MORE THAN ONE                                                                                                     (MCCAULEY) UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP,
WEEK AT A TIME, THE                                                                                                   ANNOUNCED AT SUN ‘N FUN THEY WILL
BATTERY WILL TEND TO                                                                                                  ENTER INTO RETAIL SALES.
SELF-DISCHARGE DUE                                                                               RG24-16
TO INACTIVITY.                                                                                                        This means customers now have the option of
                                                                                                                      purchasing propellers and products directly from
Just like the muscles in your                                                                                         McCauley, the original equipment manufacturer,
body – if you do not use them,                                                                                        or through a McCauley Authorized Service
you lose them. Concorde highly                                                                                        Facility.
recommends that the battery be
maintained with a charger that                                                                                        Brad White, McCauley’s Business Leader, stated,
is voltage regulated with tem-                                                                                        “After analyzing the general aviation market and
perature compensation, like the                                                                                       economic trends, McCauley has decided to
BatteryMINDER. Or, if the aircraft                                                                                    expand our current distribution strategy into
is parked outside, with a solar                                   RG24-15M
                                                                                                        RG-380E/44    retail sales.” Domestic or international
charger. For maximum life and                                                                                         customers may call 1-800-621-7767 to place
performance, these maintainers                                                                                        orders directly with McCauley. White went on to
should be on 24/7, keeping the        operator, to install a Concorde      Erroneously, some pilots believe           comment that, “In today’s world with improved
battery in a ready state of charge.   Battery into your unpressur-         that higher capacity batteries may         freight and logistical services, there is no reason
                                      ized Cessna aircraft with just a     be detrimental to the aircraft             that a customer should not be able to pick up the
Sometimes, but not every time,        logbook entry. Concorde Battery      systems. The opposite is true.             phone and order what they need directly from
modern avionics are hot wired         Corporation has obtained FAA         With a higher capacity battery the         McCauley and have it the next day.”
directly to the battery, bypassing    Parts Manufacturing Approval         starter, starter contacts, and all
the Battery Master Switch. This       for every Cessna battery part        associated electrical equipment            Historically, McCauley has operated under a           All retail sales are covered by the McCauley
may cause a very small parasitic      number.                              and avionics are taxed less                distribution model in which product has only          warranty. T&C’s are available on the McCauley
load. In time, though, this condi-                                         because the systems voltage                been available through the company’s                  web site at Orders will
tion takes a toll on small aircraft   RG® VRLA-AGM BATTERIES               remains higher and the amper-
                                      Recombinant Gas (RG®) Valve                                                     Authorized Service Facility network. Moving           be accepted with an approved credit card or money
batteries causing them to                                                  age draw is lower. Therefore, the          forward, McCauley will continue to partner with       wire transfer. Warranty will be honored based on
discharge faster than they would      Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA)           highest capacity battery available
                                      Batteries or Absorbed Glass Mat                                                 their 54 worldwide service center affiliates, but     the T&C’s and installation in accordance to Fed-
by simply self-discharging due to                                          for your aircraft is the safest and        now will also satisfy customer demand directly.       eral Aviation Administration requirements.
temperature. Lead Acid Batteries      (AGM) Batteries have almost re-      provides the longest life.
                                      placed the flooded, or vented, dry                                              McCauley‘s intention is to ensure that customers
self-discharge at a much higher                                                                                       can obtain product as conveniently and quickly
rate at warm temperatures than        charged batteries that need to       PLATINUM® SERIES VERSUS
                                      be activated, charged and tested     STANDARD BATTERIES                         as possible.                                          For more information:
in freezing temperatures.                                                                                                                                         
                                      before being placed in service.      There is a difference. Platinum®
TERMINAL CORROSION                                                         Series has more positive and               McCauley has grown its internal sales and             1-800-621-7767
Battery cables and their ring         RG® Batteries have plates            negative plates per cell than the          customer service team to accommodate this
                                      wrapped in electrolyte-absorbed                                                                                                       McCauley has been designing and manufacturing high-quality
terminals are copper, and all                                              standard battery series. Thereby,          change. “We are reengineering the way we do
                                                                                                                                                                            propellers for more than 75 years, supporting commercial, general
Concorde Batteries have               AGM and packed closely together,     it has lower internal resistance,          business to ensure we continue to serve our           aviation and defense products with propellers and supporting
copper terminals that do not          with less space between the          for greater cranking power and             customers by delivering reliable and high qual-       systems. McCauley is a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, a

corrode. Copper alloy terminals       plates. The reduced electrolyte      more capacity for emergency or             ity products. Selling direct is only one of many      Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company.

and hardware come with the            weight has been replaced with        essential power.                           changes contemplated to provide customers
battery and provide low               more lead plates per cell, which                                                with more reasons to fly McCauley propellers,”
resistance connections.               means more active material and       Concorde Battery has been manufacturing    said White.
                                      lower internal resistance for        military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA
                                                                           and OEM certified aircraft batteries for
FAA APPROVED INSTALLATION             greater cranking power, along        over 30 years.
FAA Aircraft Circular AC 23-27        with more power for essential or
allows you, as the aircraft owner/    emergency requirements.

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product spotlight                                                                                                        CESSNA PURCHASES COLUMBIA
                                                                                                                                                               In 2009 production moved to
                                                                                                                                                               Chihuahua, Mexico, where Textron
                                                                                                                                                               has a facility, and to Cessna’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                      redesigning and controlling the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      wing production so vortex
                                                                                                                                                                                                      generators weren’t required,
                                                                                                                         Derived from a Lancair kit design,    factory in Independence, Kansas.       relocating and consolidating the
CORVALIS TTX               ®                                                                                             the all-composite Columbia 300
                                                                                                                         was certified in 1998 and the         “Mexico lays-up or puts together
                                                                                                                                                                                                      oxygen system components,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      improving the floor structure, and
IS FAST,                                                                                                                 400 – basis of the TTX® – in 2003.    every composite part, the fuse-        using more durable paint. “We
SLEEK,                                                                                                                   Just four years later, wrestling
                                                                                                                         with bankruptcy, Columbia Aircraft
                                                                                                                                                               lage shell, the wing, everything,”
                                                                                                                                                               says Jesse Martinez, Corvalis
                                                                                                                                                                                                      didn’t have to make revolutionary
                                                                                                                                                                                                      changes. We got a high-quality
GRACEFUL                                                                                                                 was sold to Cessna.                   operations process leader. “It’s all   product to start with,” Ake says.
AND FULL                                                                                                                 “We had an opening in our product
                                                                                                                                                               shipped to Independence and the
                                                                                                                                                               airplane is assembled. They add
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              P L E A SE SE E N E X T PAG E

OF UPGRADES                                                                                                              line that the airplane fit into       the engine and the avionics.”
                                                                                                                         below the small jet category,” says
                                                                                                                         Richard Ake, Corvalis business        After taking over production,          Photos from Chihuahua, Mexico facility.
What do you do with the                                                                                                  unit team member.                     Cessna began making upgrades:          Top left: wing assymbly area. Top right:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      prime/paint room. Bottom: fuselage
fastest single-pilot piston                                                                                                                                                                           assymbly.
aircraft in production, one
with great ramp appeal,
the latest in avionics and
a long aviation legacy
backing it?

For Cessna, the answer was         resume in December, and the
clear: Make the Corvalis even      airplane is sold into the third
better. As production resumes,     quarter of next year. Starting
a host of upgrades and new         at Oshkosh, a flashy black
features will roll out with the    and gold TTX® will make the
newest model, the TTX®.            rounds to announce the
                                   airplane’s return.
Onboard are Garmin G2000
touchscreen avionics, a            “We are a firm believer in this
communications system with         product. The money we’re
voice and text, lightning          investing in production facilities
detection, the option of the       is a commitment by Cessna, not
TKS Flight Into Known Icing        to mention all the improvements      “It’s the most advanced
system plus a more extensive       we’ve made,” says Scott Howell,      single engine in the air
warranty package. Four plush       product marketing manager for
new interior schemes are           piston products.                     today. And we have the
available, plus flashy new paint                                        support and service
for an airplane already so sleek   “Cessna and Textron strongly         network to do right by it.”
“it looks like it’s going fast     support the program, and we see
when sitting on the ramp.”         that through our senior leader-      Terry Shriner
                                   ship and their commitment to
With production gearing up         capital investments to make
through summer and into            the program what it needs to
fall in Independence, Kansas,      be,” says Terry Shriner, Cessna’s
and Chihuahua, Mexico,             business unit leader for the
deliveries are expected to         Corvalis.                                            PL E A S E S E E N E X T PAG E

Corvalis, con’t.                                                                                                                              Corvalis, con’t.

“Part of the reason we went                 Cessna made large investments                improvement, transportation
into it was to learn about                  in new environmental control                 and paint visited Independence                       IMPROVEMENTS ON THE TTX®
composite structures,” says                 systems. Illustrating the                    to learn about production on
Terry Clark, general manager                commitment to quality, if                    that end. Kansas employees                           The TTX® was in the works when
in Independence. “The Corvalis              humidity or other measures                   visit TAM as well. Much as parts                     production stopped in 2010, so it
gave us a chance to understand              deviate from requirements in                 must fit tight and true, the intent                  made sense to get all the TTX®
what it takes to build a com-               Mexico, pagers start buzzing in              of the exchanges is creating a                       improvements lined up before
posite airplane. We’ve gotten a             Independence and the issue is                work force that understands the                      restarting production.
good education.”                            investigated and resolved.                   big picture of how the airplane
                                                                                         comes together.                                      The Garmin G2000-based
In December 2010, a portion                 “Cessna is not going to send a                                                                    Cessna Intrinzic™ avionics suite
of a Corvalis wing delaminated              plane into the field unless we’re             “They want to assemble the                          is one of the most noticeable
during a test flight. Aircraft              fully confident in it,” Clark says.          best-possible product and the                        changes. The displays go beyond
were grounded and inspected                 “The TTX® is going to be a                   team in Mexico is going to give                      touchscreen, as infrared sensors
and production stopped. “It was             phenomenal airplane.”                        us that,” says Larry Taylor,                         mean a pilot’s fingers don’t even
a one-off problem,” Martinez                                                             value stream manager in                              have to touch the screen itself.
says, noting no other parts                 Training was bolstered along                 Independence and a liaison                           “You can swipe with your finger,
issues were found. “But Cessna              with equipment at the Mexico                 to TAM.                                              like an iPhone,” Howell says.
decided to shut down produc-                plant, known as TAM. “The
tion and make sure everything               downtime was not spent just                  “People are pumped and excited                       The G2000’s twin displays are
was done the right way.”                    doing construction. They were                to relaunch,” Clark says.                            14” wide aspect, compared to
                                            building parts, so that team                 “Everyone wants to come back                         10” on the G1000, and views
ENSURING EVERYTHING                         members would know the                       and work on it.”                                     can be split so a map and traffic
                                                                                                                                              could show on one, with weather     weather’s North America
COMES TOGETHER RIGHT                        procedure, and making sure
                                                                                                                                              on the other, for example.          satellite broadcast. An
                                            the process was right,”
                                                                                                                                              “It reduces pilot workload,”        Avidyne TWX670 lightning
The wing issue was traced to                Martinez says.
                                                                                                                                              Howell says. “With the map and      detection system is another
humidity and temperature
                                                                                                             PL E A S E S E E N E X T PAG E

                                                                                                                                              approach plate up, you can see      new, optional safety feature.
settings at the Mexico plant that           Recently, TAM employees
prevented proper curing, so                 specializing in continuous                                                                        what you’ve got coming up and
                                                                                                                                              also see where you are relative     With its speed, sleek
                                                                                                                                              to everything else.”                profile and fine finish, the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Corvalis surpasses the
                                                                                                                                              Climate controls are integrated     competition, Howell says.
                               Left photo: Painted Corvalis, Independence, Kansas.                                                            into the G2000, and a pulse         “The sidestick provides
    Right photo: Working on Corvalis: Dustin Cain and Kris Dixon. Left to right: Brian                                                        oximeter is built into the panel    finite control. I’ve flown
       Whepley, Tom Ronnau (editor of Direct Approach Propeller), Larry Taylor with
                                                                                                                                              as well. The autopilot control is   high wings pretty much all
              Independence facility, and Mitzie Hall (coordinator of Direct Approach).                                                                                            my life, and I’ve flown the
                                                                                                                                              now in the brow, the same as
                                                                                                                                              in a Citation Mustang, making       Corvalis and there’s
                                                                                                                                              transition to the Mustang even      nothing like it. The Corvalis
                                                                                                                                              easier.                             is an aviator’s airplane. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tranquility, with ivory and
                                                                                                                                                                                  more precise and for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    exotic hardwood accents. “You
                                                                                                                                              The TTX® comes with an optional     someone who appreciates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    won’t find a lot of plastic on the
                                                                                                                                              GSR 56 Iridium-based                the finer things.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Corvalis – even the center
                                                                                                                                              communications platform,                                              console is leather wrapped,”
                                                                                                                                              which networks with G2000           Among the finer features are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Howell says.
                                                                                                                                              avionics and provides voice and     four interior schemes: Classic,
                                                                                                                                              text communications. The GSR        with creams and browns;                          P L E A SE SE E N E X T PAG E

                                                                                                                                              56’s international weather          Twilight, with bluish grey;
                                                                                                                                              capability complements XM           Sport, in black and grey; and

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                                                                                                                       ANTI-ICE SYSTEM -
Corvalis, con’t.                                                                                                       TKS ON CARAVANS
The power plant didn’t escape
                                                                                                                       CESSNA HAS REFINED THE PREFLIGHT
upgrades, either. It now comes                                                                                         OPERATIONAL TEST FOR THE TKS ANTI-ICE SYSTEM                              The initial revision’s requirement
with a five-year parts and labor                                                                                       INSTALLED AS AN OPTION ON SOME CARAVANS                                   for even flow may not be met
warranty and a new starter that                                                                       Jerry Shapiro
                                                                                                                                                                                                 when surface temperatures are
improves turnover.                                                                                    flying in his    The initial revision to the POH     the TKS panels and raise the          above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This
                                                                                                      Corvalis.        supplement requires the             freezing point of the fluid within.   system characteristic is due to the
Clark knows the characteristics                                                                                        system to be operated four          This elevated freezing point can      reduction in viscosity of the TKS
of Corvalis owners and the TTX®                                                                                        minutes in backup mode to           reduce initial system function        anti-ice fluid at elevated tem-
target market: “They are pilots                                                                                        purge the panels. This assures      in-flight when icing conditions       peratures. The second revision to
who want to be at 25,000 feet                                                                                          only TKS fluid is present in the    are encountered.                      the POH supplement requires the
flying 300 knots. They are loyal                                                                                       panels at departure. The revision                                         system to be operated in Backup
and love their airplane.”                                                                                                                                  When surface conditions make          Mode initially to check operation
                                                                                                                       also requires all panels are
                                                                                                                                                           it necessary to apply Type II, III,   of the Warn Light and then Max
                                                                                                                       observed for even flow or
OWNER’S EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                                        or IV deice fluid to increase hold    Mode to provide the increase in
                                                                                                                       wetting of the panel active
THE CAT’S MEOW                                                                                                                                             over time, after the initial deice    fluid volume to more fully wet out
                                                                                                                       surface during the purge. This
                                                                                                                                                           and preflight activities are          the active area of the panels. At
                                                                                                                       four minute purge is to be
Jerry Shapiro, a dentist in                   Since 1999, he’s flown hundreds     beacon allowing patients and                                             complete, the TKS system should       surface temperatures above 80
                                                                                                                       performed after any ground
Southhampton, Pa., near                       of patients on sightseeing trips    others to track his progress.                                            be operated in the Backup Mode        degrees Fahrenheit, flow may not
                                                                                                                       deicing operations.
Philadelphia, purchased a new                 as a way to market his practice.                                                                             during the application. This          be present on the upper portion
Cessna Skylane in 2005, but                   New York City and the Jersey        “I just love the Corvalis. It’s      Experience has shown that           reduces the possibility of ground     of the vertical stabilizer panel and
then,” I wanted to go faster,                 Shore are popular jaunts. Two       performed for me. At the             atmospheric moisture, such as       deice fluid contamination of          the outboard upper areas of the
so I bought a Corvalis.”                      years ago, he and a pilot-patient   highest airports it was like sea     rain and ground deice fluid, can    the panels.                           wing panels during operation in
                                              took three weeks and put the        level. It’s quiet and smooth.        penetrate the active surface of                                           Max Mode. This is a system
“I tested every aircraft there                Corvalis’ speed and range to        Even when it’s turbulent for                                                                                   characteristic and is not cause
was. I wanted to have the                     work on a dream trip around the     other aircraft, I don’t feel it in                                                                             for a maintenance action.
finest,” says Shapiro, who is                 United States. “I landed every-     mine,” he says. “My plane is
6’ 2”. “Somebody told me to try               place cool,” he says. Along the     the cat’s meow.”
the Corvalis, and it was roomy.               way, the Corvalis carried a
It was incredible.”

Maximum Cruise Speed                         235 ktas
Maximum Range1                               1,250 nm
Takeoff Distance (S.L., ISA, MTOW)2          1,900 ft.
Landing Distance (S.L., ISA, MLW)            2,640 ft.
Maximum Operating Altitude                   25,000 ft.
Maximum Climb Rate (Sea Level)               1,400 fpm
Avionics                                     Intrinzic (Garmin G2000)
Engine                                       330 hp Continental TSIO-550-C                                                                                 The flow during high temperatures. Note that only the
Fuel capacity                                102 gallons                                                                                                   lower portion of the panel active area has wetted.
                                                                                                                                                           Once again, this is a system characteristic and does not
    45 minute fuel reserves, 45% power @ 25,000 ft.
                                                                                                                                                           represent a cause for a maintenance action.
    Distance to 50 feet above the runway

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NEW G1000
                                                                                             New G1000 con’t.

                                                                                             Another new feature:
Two new Service Bulletins upgrading G1000 soft-
                                                                                             You can now load a
ware released in April, SEB-34-03 for non-WAAS
                                                                                             “future” Jepp Nav Data
equipped and SEB-34-02 for WAAS equipped
                                                                                             database while the
Cessna G1000 single engine high wing airplanes.
                                                                                             “current” database is still
The upgrade evens the playing field for both WAAS
                                                                                             being used by the G1000.
and non-WAAS models. The same system software
                                                                                             When the effective date
version, 563.26 is applicable to both G1000 systems.
                                                                                             for the “future” database
There are several new and exciting features offered
                                                                                             arrives, the database will
by these upgrades.
                                                                                             be automatically used by
                                                                                             G1000 as the active
The much-anticipated enablement of “pathways”
                                                                                             Also please note that if
for operators who have installed Synthetic Vision.
                                                                                             you are getting the AHRS
Pathways provides a three-dimensional perspective
                                                                                             MV DB (IGRF) out of date
view of a selected route of flight, shown as colored
                                                                                             message, this database is
rectangular boxes representing the horizontal and
                                                                                             bundled into the Jepp Nav
vertical flight path of the active flight plan.                    PATHWAYS                  Data database. You need to
                                                                                             follow the prompts listed
Fixed Content Data Logging. This feature provides                                            in the CRG to load this
the capability of logging flight data to a comma-                                            database into the G1000.
separated-value (CSV) file on an SD card in the upper
MFD slot. Data Logging will automatically store
critical flight and engine data on an SD card (up to
                                                                   MFD screen shot showing
16GB). The system will write one data point every
                                                                   database synchronizing                                                       MFD screen shot showing
second as long as power is applied to the G1000
                                                                                                                                                the effective date of a
system, whether the airplane is flying, or sitting in
                                                                                                                                                future Jepp Nav Database
the hangar. Another feature of the Garmin Data
Logging is the ability to track flights using a
program that can be downloaded for free from the                                             These new features are highlights of what the website. The program converts                                              SEB-34-03 for non-WAAS equipped or SEB-34-02 for
the flights logged to a csv file on the SD card to KML                                       WAAS G1000 software upgrade has to offer.
file for viewing in the Google Earth environment.

NEW FOR WAAS AND NON-WAAS                                                                    For more information or to schedule your G1000
EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT:                                                                           software upgrade, please contact your Cessna
                                                                                             Authorized Service Facility. To locate the one
A new feature of the 563.26 software is the ability to                                       nearest you, call 866-777-6150 or 316-261-8063
transfer databases from one -43 database card to                                             (international).
the other one. This will ensure that the data is the
same on the PFD and MFD database card and should
eliminate issues with database mismatch alerts on
the G1000.
                                       PLE AS E S E E N EXT PAGE

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                                                                                                                     Satellite-Based Flight
CESSNA PUBLISHED THE                                                                                                 Tracking System That Shows
                                                                                                                     Your Location at all Times.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR                                                                                     Around the world, pilots and fleet operators
MODELS DELIVERED WITH                                                                                        are recognizing the safety and benefits of
                                                                                                             following an aircraft’s location and progress
MAINTENANCE MANUALS.                                                                                         on every flight.
                                                                                                             Spidertracks can send the location, altitude,
These inspections were developed from                                                                        speed and direction of the aircraft every one or
                                                                                                             two minutes, via the Iridium satellite network to
condition reports, service difficulty reports and
                                                                                                             secure websites. The track is displayed over
data gathered from maintenance professionals.                                                                topographical and satellite maps.
When properly performed, these inspections
will identify issues that will contribute to the                                                             Friends and family can follow the flight in real
reduction in structural load carrying capabilities                                                           time from any PC, anywhere, or by using the free
of the airframe.                                                                                             iSpiderViewer iPhone app.

                                                                                                                Pilots are operating in more than 25 countries
PDF copies of the maintenance manual revisions
are available at Choose Service and                                                                 Simple to use
then Customer Access. Sign up for an account -         testing training. This training will allow
                                                                                                                Portable – can be moved easily
it is a free service that provides access to service   maintenance technicians to perform the NDT               between aircraft
bulletins and letters, as well.                        tasks required by the inspection on high time
                                                                                                                Automatic SOS alerting with Spiderwatch
                                                       airframes. General information and contact               active tracking service
The compliance statement as follows allows a           details to take advantage of this training are also
                                                       available at the web address above.                      Weight: less than one pound
two year grace period for performance of the                                                                                                                 “…The reliability of this system has been proven to be second to none.”
                                                                                                                Position accuracy within 8’
initial inspection:                                                                                                                                                                          Barry Diamand,
                                                       Cessna encourages all owners and operators to            No installation costs
                                                       take advantage of these inspection programs to                                                                                        Sydney Flight Training Centre
The SID inspection times are based on total air-
frame hours or calendar time in service. If a          assure their airplane is maintained properly and
specific airframe component has been replaced,         any issues are identified early to minimize
the component is to be inspected, based on total       repair expense.
component hours or calendar time requirements.
However, any attachment structure that was not
replaced when the component was replaced must
be inspected, based on the total airframe hours or     Questions, please contact:
calendar time requirements. Inspections are due        Cessna Customer Care
at the lesser of specified flight hours or calendar    316-517-5800 or 1-800-423-7762
time. The inspections must be completed by   
                                                                                                                                                          Click here for a quote.
June 30, 2014.

Cessna in partnership with the National
Center for Aviation Training in Wichita, Kansas,
has developed task-specific, non-destructive

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Customer Profile

                                                                                                                                         Kean shipped out to Europe in late 1944 and              Most of his time aloft is for fun. “Flying is one of the
                                                                                                                                         served with an infantry division in Belgium and          favorite things I do on vacation. I rarely fly straight and
                                                                                                                                         Germany, with action including the Battle of the         level. I enjoy practicing various maneuvers and
                                                                                                                                         Bulge and the Bridge at Remagen. “We didn’t              landings. I go out over islands or watch the whales
                                                                                                                                         think it terribly dangerous; they didn’t go after        near Provincetown, then I go back and shoot some
                                                                                                                                         us,” he says of the Messerschmidts and Stukas            landings there.”
                                                                                                                                         that zoomed by in attempts to destroy that key
SINCE HE                                                                                                                                 bridge over the Rhine.                                   Trips to Florida, with a son along, are more involved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  He’ll stop for the night in Charleston or Hilton Head,
STARTED                                                                                                                                  The Battle of the Bulge had alarming moments.            S.C., or Savannah, Ga. Then it’s on to North Palm

FLYING,                                                                                                                                  “Our position was overrun at dawn on December
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beach County Airport, where he keeps the plane. On
                                                                                                                                                                                                  return trips, the nighttime stop is usually at

HE JUST                                                                                                                                  16, and we took off one by one, avoiding tracers
                                                                                                                                         from Tiger tanks rumbling over the side of a hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dare County Airport on North Carolina’s Outer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Banks – “I stop by there for seafood.”

HASN’T                                                                                                                                   to our east. It was close to the ground flying. We
                                                                                                                                         did not operate out of airports. We picked fields        The Skylane winters in Florida. After the season off,
STOPPED                                                                                                                                  and sometimes roads, whatever you needed
                                                                                                                                         to land a bunch of planes on. Fields with cows
                                                                                                                                                                                                  when Kean returns to the cockpit, “I act like a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                  pilot and teach myself how to fly again. If I was only
                                                                                                                                         meant no land mines,” he says, recalling that for        flying every couple of months, I think that would be
                          Photos courtesy of Nico Kean. Bob Kean shows his granddaughter Schuyler “Sky” Kean his 1965                    years afterward he could not look at roads and           dangerous. It’s a year-to-year thing at this age.
                          Skylane several years ago when she was six.                                                                    fields without wondering if they could serve as a        I have a belief that you shouldn’t fly unless you
                                                                                                                                         landing strip.                                           fly a lot.”
Bob Kean isn’t one of those pilots who looked                 OFF TO FLIGHT SCHOOL AND WAR
skyward at age six and couldn’t imagine going                                                                                            Generally, “we led a pretty good life,” he says of
anywhere but up.                                                                                                                         his service, which earned him a Distinguished
                                                              Kean joined the Army ROTC during college and
                                                                                                                                         Flying Cross.
                                                              reported for active duty after graduation in 1943.
But after entering the Army during World War II               While at training camp, “I saw these little planes
he developed a passion for flying that hasn’t                                                                                            NEVER STOPPED FLYING
                                                              coming in. It intrigued me and I signed up.”
let up over nearly seven decades. At age 89, he
plans to remain in the pilot’s seat as long as                                                                                           Back in the States, Kean couldn’t stay away from
he can fly regularly in the Cessna 182H he                                                                                               aviation.
                                                                      “The romance and freedom of
bought new in 1965.                                                   flying soon enthralled me,                                         “It was hard to give it up. I’d go to little airports
                                                                      and have stayed with me                                            and rent something. I found out if you signed up
Kean, who will turn 90 in August, is a retired water
                                                                      undiminished ever since.”                                          to the reserves, they let you fly a certain number
utility executive who lives in Oldwick, N.J.
Married with five grown boys, each summer he                                                                                             of hours on the government – they wanted to keep
                                                                      -Bob Kean
spends a month on Cape Cod in Mass., and each                                                                                            these pilots’ skills up,” Kean says.
winter travels to Florida. Both trips come aboard
the Skylane, which is based at Solberg Airport, a                                                                                        He bought his first plane and then a second
Cessna Service Center, when he’s home in New                                                                                             before settling on the Skylane he owns to this day.
                                                              Flight school was with the infantry-supporting
Jersey. All together, he’s accumulated more than                                                                                         “I think it’s a very safe and stable plane, I like the
                                                              artillery. He learned to fly in Pittsburg, Kan., from a
4,800 hours at the controls.                                                                                                             visibility and it’s fast enough to get you there.”
                                                              civilian crop duster, and trained as a field artillery
                                                                                                                                         Paint and regular maintenance aside, Kean hasn’t
                                                              spotter at Fort Sill, Okla. “Once I got started and felt
“He’s a fine gentleman, delightful, intelligent and                                                                                      done much to his 182 in four-plus decades. “I
                                                              I could handle it, I was sold,” he says. “You didn’t
enthusiastic about flying. He handles the plane                                                                                          fancied up the cabin with good leather about five
                                                              have any ammunition or means of defense, but you
beautifully. He’s not afraid of the wind,” says Suzy                                                                                     years ago,” he says. “Otherwise, it is still the
                                                              could call in three battalions of artillery.”
Solberg Nagle, whose family operates Solberg                                                                                             perfect plane for me.”
Airport in Readington.                                                                                  PL E A S E S E E N E X T PAG E
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob Kean and “Sky” Kean in the cockpit of his 182H.

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                   ask THE EXPERTS                                                               ANSWERS

                      SHARE ADVICE AND SHED LIGHT

        Is it permissible to use “you name it” for cleaning or polishing the airplane?

       Cessna publishes tested and approved cleaning and polishing information in the Service or
       Maintenance Manual, Section 2 (GAMA Manuals) or Chapter 12 and 20 of (ATA Manuals) respectively.
       Some of the early manuals do not contain a great deal of information; the latest is contained in the
       Single Engine Restart manuals. In most of the manuals, section or chapter, there is a Note that states:
       “Equivalent substitutes may be used.” The only way to determine if a particular substitute may be used
       is to learn whether or not the cleaning compound meets the “sandwich corrosion,” “total immersion,”
       “effects on plastic” and “pH” requirements established in either MIL-PRF 85570 or Mil-C-43616.

       What is a “Sandwich Corrosion Test?” This is used to evaluate how corrosive the aircraft maintenance
       chemical is when present between faying surfaces (the sandwich) of aluminum alloys commonly used
       for aircraft structures. The goal is to determine whether aircraft structural aluminum alloy is suscep-
       tible to damage by application of the chemical being tested during routine maintenance operations.

       You can obtain information from the product manufacturer to see if a specific product meets either
       MIL-PRF 85570 or Mil-C-43616 specifications. If so, they could be consider equivalent substitutes.
       Otherwise, Cessna does not approve the use of other cleaning products.

       How To

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