Cessna Delivers First Skycatcher

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Cessna Aircraft Company has delivered its first Model 162 Skycatcher Light Sport Aircraft during a ceremony at Yingling Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. Yingling is one of three U.S. re-assembly facilities for the Skycatcher. As previously announced, Rose Pelton, wife of Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton, received the first Skycatcher.

Cessna, in association with King Schools, has also developed a new Web-based training system for sport and private pilot certificates that will be available through the Cessna Pilot Center network of flight schools.

Cessna launched its Skycatcher program at AirVenture Oshkosh in 2007 and has since amassed more than 1,000 orders.

Source: Cessna
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

few years ago when i first saw the picture of what was going to be skycatcher I fell in love with it and ploped down 5K to reserve one.
but the recent modification to the tail(the ventral fin and extended rudder)looks so unnatural and just plain ugly and I suspect that it was rushed thru as a quick fix to allow production and delivery to start ASAP.I would propably be concerned and apprehensive that if take-off rotation is not gentle enough,that stupid ventral fin might start scraping the runway.
In January issue of AOPA Pilot, Alton Marsh tried politely to point out some problems:door latch,flap handle,leading turns with the rudder and the need to be retrained for turns and soft field take-offs. I hope when I take delivery of my skycatcher, I will be proven wrong.