M.o. 2008-03-22 11:49:14
I know some of you have had experience with the Cleared For Takeoff, Cessna
Private Pilot training kit…
I have a chance to pick up the package second-hand, and I was just wondering
if there are any problems using the software with any unique serial number /
login after the first owner has used and / or possibly registered it. I
Can’t verify for certain that he/she has registered the software, can the
disks still be used if they have? Would I still be able to validate testing
with the disk at participating cessna training centers if somebody has
already registered this software…etc…?
Thanks for any help.
Darrell taylor 2008-03-22 14:25:57
I used the Cessna CBI Cleared for Takeoff in my PPL last fall. As long
as you get the login and password from the user that you buy it from,
you won’t have a problem using all the lessons (if I remember right, if
you don’t have the password, it will only let you go through the first 4
I used it in a part 61 school (just a retired guy who teaches flight),
so I didn’t use the Cessna ‘taking the disk to school to prove I did
everything’. I’m assuming that you are talking about using it in a part
141 school (a Cessna/FAA managed school). Just my guess, that it would
be like any other transfer of software license and you wouldn’t have a
problem when you take the disk in to show the lessons. If Cessna has a
problem with it at all, just have the software license transferred over
to you because you bought it from someone. The only potental problem I
could see is if you are using it at the same time that someone else is
My opinion is that if Cessna has a problem with you purchasing the
software second hand, and they are problemed that you didn’t purchase a
$300 flight package even though you are going to spend $4,000 with them
on flight training, I would be looking for a part 61 school which is
going to be cheaper in the long run anyway.
If you need any help along the way, let me know. I just got my license
a few months ago!
Brien 2008-03-23 00:08:30
The license is non-transferable, so you wouldn’t have any legal right
to buy it from a licensee and use it.
Aside from that, there are technicalities. The school uses their
“master computer” to register the student’s copy with King Schools.
After that, it’s not possible for another student to register the same
copy at that or any other school.
You would be able to install and run the software on your PC, but only
by using the identity (and course history) of the original student.
You could look at the lessons and answer the questions.
The problem with that, though, is that it doesn’t “count.” The nice
thing about the Cessna / King “Cleared for X” courses is that they ARE
ground instruction, and they count towards your rating. Without the
license, they don’t count.
M.o. 2008-03-24 04:10:52
Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate the info.