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I was reintroduced to general aviation in 2013 and decided that it was time to get my private pilot’s license.  Fortunately, a good friend introduced me to Santa Paula Airport and CP Aviation.  I trained with Judy Phelps, Owner of CP Aviation and instructor Mark King.  The aviation community and atmosphere there is very supportive, it is the perfect place to learn to fly.  As all pilots know, a pilot’s license is a license to learn to fly.  There is always more to learn.  CP Aviation offers advanced flight training: tailwheel, Emergency Maneuver and Aerobatic training.  I recently had the pleasure of completing the EMT training at CP Aviation. It was a great confidence builder, has improved my pilot skills and was great FUN!

Lisa Kienholz

Hi Mark, Hi Judy

I’m finally back in cold and snowy Switzerland and I would like to say thank you for the great time I had at CP Aviation again. I’m sure I improved my flying skills and made a lot of new experiences! Very friendly and helpful staff, well maintained aircrafts and beautiful Santa Paula Airport! Hope I will be able to visit CP Aviation again in future.

Thanks again all the best!

Rene

In 2015 I was selected as the Vickie Cruse Memorial Scholarship winner for CP Aviation’s full EMT/Acro course developed by Rich Stowell. I received the news with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. CP Aviation’s reputation is well known, reaching all the way out to New York State where I live and work as a flight instructor. I knew I was being offered an a superb opportunity, but I worried whether I’d be up for the challenges presented by Emergency Maneuvers Training and Aerobatics, especially given some powerfully negative experiences I’d had in the past.

I’ve been flying for more than 25 years, and and have made my living in aviation for decades. Over the years, I developed some cynicism about flight instruction, especially when somebody claims to have all the answers. I am delighted to report that CP Aviation exceeded all my expectations. Judy Phelps and her team presented a challenging course that required me to fly at my best, but always gave me the tools I needed to understand the material and succeed. The aircraft were clean and well maintained, ready for dispatch and flew beautifully. With a waivered aerobatic box just a few miles off the end of the runway, we didn’t waste any time shuttling back and forth to the practice area. Most importantly, the teaching was highly professional. The material was presented in a way that provided ample time for discussion, and I always knew exactly what was going to happen before we strapped into the airplane.

Judy and Mark (King) stayed focused on making sure I was learning as much as possible, and didn’t waste any time trying to impress me, show off or polish their own egos. They challenged me to think about being “in control” in new ways, and I flew both harder and better than I ever have before. I came away from the experience with a tremendous sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. I know that I am a better pilot and a safer flight instructor thanks to the training I received there.

Wayne Bezner Kerr CFI/MEI/DPE

EMT® and Aerobatic Program Highlights

  • Unique training methods, coupled with a world-renowned syllabus, featuring the PARE® spin recovery procedure and other trademark procedures developed by Master CFI Rich Stowell.
  • CP Aviation’s Certified Flight Instructors specializing in emergency maneuver, spin, and aerobatic techniques. We support the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), the International Aerobatic Club, and the FAA Aviation Safety Program.
  • Training is completed in Citabrias and Decathlons.
  • Waivered airspace just three miles from Santa Paula Airport maximizes hands-on learning time.
  • Spin endorsements for Flight Instructor Applicants who satisfactorily complete Module I.
  • Approved under the FAA’s Pilot Proficiency Award Program (Wings Program).
  • Videotapes hosted by Rich Stowell are available for viewing between lessons to supplement ground and flight instruction.
  • Each Module can be completed in as few as two days, covering two lessons per day.

Customized EMT® and Aerobatic Programs

We can design tailor-made programs in stall/spin awareness, advanced spin training, and competition aerobatics to suit individual needs and experiences. Aerobatic aircraft checkouts and tailwheel endorsements also available.

EMT Module One

STALL SPIN AWARENESS

Lesson One

  1. Climbing Dutch Rolls
  2. Turns & Slow Flight
  3. Stalls – Power On & Power Off
  4. Rudder Stall Exercise
  5. Introduce One-Turn Spin

Lesson Two

  1. Review
  2. One-Turn Spins Left & Right
  3. Two-Turn Spins Left & Right
  4. Spin Orientation
  5. 180° Power Off Approach to Land

Lesson Three

  1. Review Spins
  2. Spin Dynamics
  3. Selected Aggravated Spin Modes
  4. Unusual Attitudes – Spin Recoveries
  5. 180° Power Off Approach to Land

Lesson Four

  1. Incipient Spin Entries
  2. Skidded Turns
  3. Critical Flight Operations
  4. Spirals
  5. 180° Power Off Approach to Land
  6. Optional – Introduction to Rolls

Also Included With This Module:

Spin Endorsement (CFI Applicants Only)

Prerequisites: None

EMT Module Two

IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES

Lesson One

  1. Review Dutch Rolls & Spins
  2. Aileron Rolls Left & Right
  3. Half Aileron Rolls Left & Right
  4. Inverted Flight
  5. 180° Power Off Approach to Land

Lesson Two

  1. Review Spins
  2. Rolls & Half Rolls Left & Right
  3. Unusual Attitudes – Overbanked recoveries
  4. Aerobatic-Style Turns
  5. 180° Power Off Approach to Land

Lesson Three

  1. Review Spins & Rolls
  2. Slips Left & Right
  3. Slipping Turns Left & Right
  4. Turning Dutch Rolls
  5. Slip to Land on Final Approach

Lesson Four

  1. Review Spins & Rolls
  2. Simulated Control Loss Practice
  3. Simulated Off-Airport Landings
  4. 180° Power Off Approach to Land
  5. Optional – Introduction to Loops

Also Included With This Module:

When completed within 12 months of Module I, FAA Wings (issued to qualifying pilots) & a Flight Review

Prerequisites: EMT® Module I, or equivalent.

EMT Module Three

BASIC AEROBATICS

Lesson One

  1. Review Spins & Loops
  2. Half Loops
  3. Full Loops
  4. Immelmanns

Lesson Two

  1. Review Loops, Spins & Rolls
  2. Half Cuban Eights
  3. Reverse Half Cuban Eights
  4. Hammerhead Turns

Lesson Three

  1. Review All Maneuvers
  2. Design & Fly an Aerobatic Sequence

Lesson Four

  1. Review All Maneuvers
  2. Inverted Turns
  3. Inverted Dutch Rolls
  4. Inverted Spins Left & Right

Prerequisites: EMT® Module I & II, or equivalent.

EMT Rates

EMT/Acro Instruction from MCFI-A Judy Phelps

EMT® & Aerobatics

Citabria 7GCBC

Decathlon

Super Decathlon

Pitts-S2B

Instruction (CP CFI)

$95

Hourly

$130

$174

$194

$300

$75

CP Aviation in German flying magazine

German, Marcus de Heus took our EMT course while here on holiday. Upon his return to Germany, he wrote this article for Flieger Magazin. It is in German.

Read the article here

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