Englewood, Colorado, June 15, 2011— Independence Aviation LLC (IA), based at Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Englewood, Colorado, has been designated a Cirrus Platinum Training Center by Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, Minnesota. The prestigious appointment recognizes IA as a training center that “epitomizes premium quality service, exceptional training, outstanding support and state-of-the-art technical skill.”
“At IA we take aviation seriously while also having fun. Our objective has been to craft the best flight school and rental operation available. Being recognized by Cirrus as such is a great compliment to our team and organization,” said Robert “Bob” Stedman, President and Chief Pilot of IA. He and Chief Instructor Pilot Charles “Chuck” Gensler are both Cirrus Platinum Certified Standardized Instructor Pilots (Platinum CSIP.)
In order to achieve Platinum status, IA has to meet and maintain stringent requirements, including training in Cirrus’ newest and most advanced aircraft utilizing Perspective by Garmin™ avionics. They also must use Cirrus-accepted training syllabi to promote a high level of standardization and safety during flight training. Both the available rental fleet and instructor corps reflect the business focus on safety and fun.
Currently one of a select few Platinum Training Centers in the world, IA is proud to be recognized as a leader in flight training, both in the Rocky Mountain region and the nation.
About Independence Aviation
Independence Aviation (IA) provides aircraft rentals, aviation instruction and pilot mentoring programs, plus aircraft and hangar management. Founded in 2007 by two veteran Certified Flight Instructors, the firm is guided by a philosophy that relationship-based flight instruction produces superior private pilots. Key elements of IA’s approach are to teach students in airplanes they’d be willing to fly cross-country, and mentor them as they evolve to aircraft that fly faster and higher. All IA planes are used for instruction and rentals to qualified pilots. The entire fleet is equipped with modern avionics and current databases, and each aircraft is impeccably maintained in both mechanical operations and appearance.
Independence Aviation, LLC
12780 East Control Tower Road, # J-15
Englewood, CO 80112