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Sport-private training program developed by CessnaSport-private training program developed by Cessna

Working with King Schools, Cessna Aircraft Co. has developed a flight training system called the Cessna Sport/Private Course under the Cessna Flight Training System. The new Web-based system will be available through Cessna Pilot Centers. Cessna expects to expand the program to include the instrument rating in the future.

It is part of Cessna’s effort to make flying more accessible and to re-energize pilot training, the company said in a press release.

“We are very excited about this unique flight training system, which will seamlessly integrate the sport pilot and private pilot certification processes and make learning to fly even easier and more fun than it already is,” said Julie Filucci, manager of Cessna Pilot Centers.

Customers pursuing the sport pilot certificate have access to all parts of the Cessna Sport/Private Pilot Course, and can easily move into the portion of the course for private pilots when ready. The Web-based system keeps track of every aspect of a pilot’s training. Since the course is Web-based, updates can be made instantly. Instructors can customize the program to meet the requirements of the local training environment.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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