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AD-2020-00716-A Cessna 210 and Cessna 177 Wing Spar (Additional Year Models Added)

SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (Type Certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 210N, 210R, P210N, P210R, T210N, T210R, 177, 177A, 177B,

177RG, and F177RG airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the in-flight break-up of a Model T210M airplane in Australia, due to fatigue cracking that initiated at a corrosion pit, and subsequent corrosion reports on other Model 210-series and Model 177-series airplanes. This proposed AD would require visual and eddy current inspections of the carry-thru spar lower cap, corrective action if necessary, application of a protective coating and corrosion inhibiting compound (CIC), and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

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Cessna Flyer Association Webinars



Cessna Flyer webinars are offered free to all interested. Topics include maintenance and flying tips to help you get the most from owning and flying your Cessna.

Upcoming FAA WINGS-eligible Webinars with Kevin Garrison

05/27/21 4 PM Pacific

Fuel Management - Source, Force, Course.   
Dates and times to be announced for June and beyond.
  • June: Weather Decisions “I've Looked at Clouds From Both Sides Now”
  • July: Know Your Limitations “Airplane and Personal— There are Limits”
  • August: Landings Equal Takeoffs
  • September: How to Prepare for a Checkride or Flight Review. “Nobody Wants to Bust”
Past webinars can be viewed on the Cessna Flyer YouTube channel. Like and subscribe!


The 17th Annual Cessna Flyer & Piper Flyer Gathering at Waupaca

The 17th Annual Cessna Flyer & Piper Flyer Gathering at Waupaca

Seminars, Camaraderie, Food, Fun, and a Bus Ride to AirVenture!

For nearly two decades, Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Association members have made a pilgrimage to Waupaca, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture begins in nearby Oshkosh. They come to gather with fellow members, CFA and PFA staff, and notables from various aviation companies, to share a love of aviation. The weekend includes opportunities to learn more about Cessna and Piper systems and operations. It also includes a good dose of just plain fun, with meals, social time, and a door prize drawing. 

Folks who come in for AirVenture are discovering what CFA and PFA members have known for more than a decade: Waupaca is a great place to fly into, and a great place to stay.


Event registration includes all meals, seminars, and bus transportation (except night bus). $125 EARLY BIRD per person Cessna or Piper Flyer Members and their guests, through May 15, 2021. Free for kids ages 8 and under; half-price for ages 9 to 16.
Special dietary needs can be accommodated for an additional cost.
Hotel and AirVenture admission fees are not included. (To book a room, see "Hotel Information")


Waupaca Municipal Airport (KPCZ
2601 Runway Dr
Waupaca, WI 54981
(920) 867-3070


Par 4 Resort Waupaca
201 Foxfire Drive 
Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 942-0500
Event rate $129/night when booked by June 1, 2021. Mention Aviation Group to receive these rates.

Call 626-844-0125


Saturday, July 24, 2021: Registration and welcome receptions
Sunday, July 25, 2021: Seminars and prize drawings will be held at the Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center on the grounds of the event hotel.
Monday, July 26 to Wednesday, July 28, 2021: AirVenture via luxury motorcoach 


Saturday, July 24, 2021

17:30—Registration (late arrivals can complete registration at any time during the event)

17:30—? Cocktail Reception. Includes beverage and a light meal.


Sunday July 25, 2021

07:45—08:00 Opening remarks

08:00—09:00 TBA

09:15—10:15 TEMPEST AERO GROUP- Vince Bechtel – Dry Air Pump, Now You Know (tentative)    

10:30—11:30 SUPERIOR AIR PARTS– Bill Ross – The Real Cost of Deferring Maintenance

11:30—13:00 Lunch break

13:15—14:15 TBA

14:15—15:15 TBA

15:15—16:15 Wrap up and door prize drawing

18:00—? Banquet at the Waupaca Ale House 


July 26/27/28, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning the bus to AirVenture will be at the Comfort Suites at 07:00 am and will leave for Oshkosh at 07:30 am. The bus will leave the AirVenture grounds at 18:00 to return to the Comfort Suites.