Cardinal Safety Clinic
Our course objective is for every attendee to become a more skilled, risk aware and safety conscious pilot of not only their Cardinal and Cardinal RG, but other airplanes they may fly as well.
You do not have to be a Cardinal owner to attend this course. This is a perfect opportunity for prospective Cardinal owners to obtain a wealth of information pertaining to risk management and operation of the Cessna Cardinal and Cardinal RG series of airplanes.
The program includes many specialized charts, drawings and photos including historically interesting shots from Guy's years with Cessna when they were building the Cardinal.
Additionally, this program makes extensive use of exclusive, in-house prepared Cardinal flying technique demonstration videos along with scenario based videos addressing major accident causes and related human factors.
A course notebook will be provided, as well as a completion certificate suitable for framing and/or providing to your aircraft insurance carrier.
YOUR CARDINAL SAFETY CLINIC INSTRUCTOR: GUY R. MAHER
Guy R. Maher is well known in the aviation community as the foremost resource for Cardinal sales and training. He is a Certified Flight Instructor for Airplanes/single engine and multi-engine, Helicopters, and Instruments. Guy has been flying since 1968 and has accumulated over 17,000 hours, all civilian general aviation. (Over 5,500 of those hours are in Cardinals alone),
In 1973, he began instructing and flying charters for a NJ Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), and regularly ferrying new Cessna airplanes from the factory back to the Cessna East Coast Zone office in NJ.
It was that zone office that soon hired him full time as a Cessna Pilot Center Specialist. His responsibilities included overseeing 90 CPC's throughout the northeast U.S., monitoring contract compliance, liaison to the FAA, flight standards and training for CPC chief pilots and instructors, sales demonstrations, and customer check-out flights in the full line of single and multi-engine airplanes. Guy's regular "company car" was always a new Cardinal.
In addition to his extensive overall background in general aviation aircraft sales, safety, training, and human factors, Guy brings his history with Cessna, past relationships with Cessna engineering, maintenance, and flight-test employees directly involved with the Cardinal project, personal archives of original brochures, photos, manuals, and training materials, and Cardinal specific background to each and every one of his flight and ground training sessions.
Click here for more information on Guy's background and experience, and the multitude of services he offers to the general aviation industry.
The Cardinal Safety Clinic is intended to bring to its registrants the most comprehensive collection, and professional presentation, of critical flight operational and safety information available for pilots of the Cessna Cardinal series of airplanes.
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The Host Hotel and location for the clinic is the Spring Hill Suites, 115 Arnold Palmer Dr., Latrobe, PA, 15650, [724-537-7800].
They have set aside a block of rooms for the clinic at the special rate of $134 per night. [The hotel's rack rate for this time period is $169 and will most likely rise as the date nears.] The room rate also includes their Hot Deluxe Breakfast Buffet. We suggest that you register early to make sure you get the block rate.
It is up to the registrant to make his and/or her own hotel reservations and credit card guarantees. You must mention “Cardinal Flyers” when registering [Either with the hotel or 1-800-MARRIOT] to get the group rate. Lanier Media Aviation Services will not be responsible for seeing that the registrants have room reservations.
This special Cardinal Flyers rate is available for the entire weekend period surrounding the clinic date. The cut-off date for the block of special-rate rooms is July 18, 2018.
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And definitely – Bring your flying companion! There is plenty to do in and around the Latrobe area.
We are also planning a “Dutch-treat” dinner for Saturday night after the conclusion of the clinic for all interested attendees and their companions at a restaurant near the hotel. The final details will be provided as the clinic time draws near.
Transportation - Getting to Latrobe, PA
The location for this clinic couldn't be much more convenient. The Spring Hill Suites is adjacent to the Latrobe Arnold Palmer Regional Airport [KLBE] and they offer free shuttle transportation to/from the airport, as well as within a 3 mile radius for other needs, such as dining.
Vee Neal Aviation is our host FBO. They are offering a 50 cents per gallon fuel discount to the Cardinal Flyers group and will waive the ramp fee with fuel purchase. If you do not purchase fuel, the fee will be just $10.
If you elect to use commercial air transportation, Latrobe is an easy drive from the Pittsburgh Airport.
CARDINAL SAFETY CLINIC DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:
The clinic will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, beginning at 8:30 am sharp, and run until 5:30 pm. A Deli-Buffet Lunch is included in the clinic fee.
The fee for the clinic is $325 and is due at time of registration. Please read the cancellation policy below prior to registering. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 18, 2018.
CANCELLATION/REFUNDS: Any cancellation received by a scheduled attendee to the 2018 Cardinal Safety Clinic will be subject to the following refund policy:
1. For cancellations received before July 1, 2018, a course fee refund less $150 will be returned to the registrant.
2. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after July 1, 2018.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above cancellation policy applies to the Cardinal Safety Clinic course fee only and NOT THE HOTEL ROOM. Please make sure you receive the separate cancellation policy for the Spring Hill Suites when you book your room.
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What prior attendees had to say about the Cardinal Safety Clinic
Great Cardinal knowledge refresher. Liked that safety and ops were overlapped.
Many critical questions I didn’t even know I had were answered.
Very comprehensive review – especially the specific flying techniques demonstrated and explained with the use of videos.
Been flying many aircraft over many years – learned several new and valuable items.
Excellent subject materials, informative of actual events.
I knew going in that it would be excellent, and wasn’t disappointed.
If Guy takes his clinic to other parts of the country, I'd encourage everyone to register. What you learn will pay off in both the short and long run.