Cessna and Civil Air Patrol Offer Program for Cadets

July 25, 2005

Wichita, KS - July 25, 2005 - As part of an ongoing partnership, Cessna Aircraft Company and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) teamed up to offer a Cadet Special Activity at the Cessna Independence facility.

In cooperation with the CAP Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance Academy, (AMMA), Cessna organized a one-week "Summer Program" for CAP cadets. On July 17th, twenty-one CAP cadets from all over the United States arrived in Independence for the program. The week kicked off with an orientation program, including a Cessna history overview. For the remainder of the week, cadets shadowed Cessna employees in various stages of the aircraft production process. As a special treat, each cadet also had the opportunity to fly along as an observer on a training flight involving the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.

The program concluded with a graduation ceremony at the Independence Community College.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron. Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com or www.cessna.com.

For additional information or questions about the general aviation industry, contact the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at 202-393-1500 or www.GAMA.aero.

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