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 Community and Digest
The CFO Community provides an interactive environment for discussion, enabling rapid interactions with reduced moderation. It furnishes content for the CFO digest which will continue for those who prefer a more concise and periodic summary.
The Community functions in concert with our web page and the CFO digest. Messages sent to the digest input email are routed to the Community for discussion, then to the Digest.
The CFO digest is a periodic summary of our ongoing conversations starting in 1997. The now nearly 2 million messages in the archives can be searched based on keywords of your choosing, giving us access to over 20 years of knowledge.
We look forward to seeing you on the CFO Community!
The CFO Web Site
As the focal point of the CFO, the CFO web page contains information in several areas:
If you are interested in the Cessna Cardinal you will find a great deal of information on the prepurchase pages. Find specifications, changes across the years and advice about the buying process. Most of the information in this section can be accessed without joining.
You will want to become a member before you purchase a Cardinal, because this is just a taste. But this taste should let you know whether the Cardinal is the airplane you wish to learn more about and pursue as an aircraft to own.
There are a few unique things about operating the Cardinal and they are discussed in this section.
It is separated into Basic operations, which can be read without joining, and the Advanced section which does require membership.
At the center of the Cardinal Flyers Online are the people who fly these marvelous aircraft. On the Community page you will be able to interact with those folks and see what they are working on and thinking about.
The Community section will fill you in on the ways in which we communicate and provide access to the information we have exchanged since CFO began.
CFO is about and for our members. This section lets them exchange information about themselves through the MHM section and share stories from good days and bad days.
You will also find reports from our past events and a few other categories of information to help you get to know our members better.
For many members, modifying their aircraft to their taste is the spice of life. This section describes a number of modifications which are frequently applied to Cardinals.
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!
There is quite a bit of data which can be helpful to a Cardinal owner, ranging from the type certificate data to selected service bulletins, letters and advisories.
Like what you hear? Join us and let's get started!
- CFO Conventions
We get together somewhere in the USA 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, Hartzell, Sporty's and a few resorts. Watch the main CFO page for details on the next convention location!
- CFO Gatherings at Aviation events
The CFO family gathers at the larger airshows and aviation
events around the country, including Sun & Fun and Oshkosh.
The format varies with the event, watch the CFO events pages for details.
- Regional Flyins
At time certain 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!
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