Cardinal Flyers Online
The Cardinal Flyers Online has a simple mission statement:
To bring Cardinal Flyers together around
the world while communicating Cessna Cardinal knowledge, information,
experiences and wisdom in creative and effective ways. We are about
building a community of Cardinal owners as well as technical
Put a more practical way, the Cardinal flyers are here for three things:
Flying Safely, Saving Money and Having Fun. We do that through the use
and application of several membership tools and benefits:
The CFO Email Digest.
This almost-daily online magazine is at it's heart an exchange of information between and
among Cardinal owners is the essential source of information and entertainment for
Cardinal owners. Under the inspired leadership of its moderator Paul Millner, the
digest covers subjects ranging from the latest Cardinal products and services
to where to land when visiting Orlando to the molecular
properties of the gas in your nose gear strut, without spending too much time at
The CFO Digest will provide safety information, cost saving opportunities and
a great deal of entertainment as Paul wends his way through the daily
flurry and mix of profound esoteria. For more information on the digest click here.
The CFO Members Web Site
As the central focal point of the CFO, the
member's web page has three basic areas:
- CFO Home
Many of the services provided by CFO are on this page. The Classified ads,
archives of the CFO Digest and information on the regional flyins are on
In addition there will be a range of CFO-wear, suitable for showing that
you are connected with CFO.
Learn where the best value in parts is, how to use an equivalent part from
a different source or find someone looking to sell the very part you've been
looking for. Once good lead from this section of the web page can pay your
membership fee for a decade!
- Technical Area
The technical area is primarily about safety, although there are many
cost savings to be found in these pages. We need to know what kinds of
things are going wrong with the fleet, how to detect them and how to
fix them right. These pages provide the information you need to do that.
If you have any technical question about your Cardinal, this
is the place to start. The most common, trickiest and most obscure issues faced
by Cardinal owners are covered side by side in this area.
The technical information is presented in a number of ways. The Preflight page
helps us catch the subtle details before we fly. The Annual page gives us a
guideline to make our annual inspection more effective. And the Index lets us
see all the facts, for those times when something odd pops up.
In addition, the technical page offers information on parts and service
sources, operational suggestions, Prepurchase hints and suggestions, data on
the Cardinal through the years and several other useful areas.
If it's not on the technical page, float a question on the digest. You will,
at the least, get a number of good guesses!
- Flyers page
And finally, we need to have a little fun!
At the center of the Cardinal Flyers Online are the people who fly
these marvelous aircraft. On the Flyers page you will be able to see the
things they do to customize their airplanes, the places the go and the things
they do to have fun.
See their aircraft, hear about their good days and their
bad days. And check out the links to the many related Cardinal sites on the web.
This is a quick overview of the benefits of membership in CFO. Much more, and
more detail, will be presented in the new CFO web page format, available soon.
- CFO Conventions
We get together somewhere in the USA just about every year for several days
of fun, camaraderie and learning. The location varies by year, always at an interesting
location, and includes a more social side trip to a local attraction.
The main portion of the convention includes technical discussions, programs of
interest and an in-depth walkaround of the Cardinals in attendance, as well as
good food with fun people.
In the past we have visited Cessna, Lycoming and a few resorts. Stay tuned for
details on the next convention location!
- CFO Gatherings at Aviation events
CFO will put on some form of gathering at the larger airshows and aviation
events around the country, starting with Sun & Fun in the spring of 2000.
Just what form these will take is yet to be
determined, but we plan to have a good time getting to know our fellow
Cardinal owners who attend these events.
- Regional Flyins
A number of Cardinal Flyers have volunteered to organize local flyins that
have been a great success. CFO is a clearing house for information on those
flyins, and hopes to provide an exchange of information to help make those
events easier to put on and more fun to attend.
If you would like to host a CFO flyin be sure to read the policy and
instructions first! We've learned how to make them successful, so take advantage
of our experience!
Like what you hear? Join us and let's get started!
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