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Cessna Citation II landing Naples Florida

A Cessna Citation 550 charter jet crosses the beach at Naples Florida for a landing on runway 23 at APF. Landing view from the cockpit. The Naples Florida airport is just off the beach and landing on a clear day offers a great view of the beach area. Naples is not served by scheduled airline service, so the only flights in and out are general aviation flights or corporate jets.

Cessna Citation II St Louis to Dallas Love

A Citation II flight from St Louis to Dallas Love. This video includes cockpit and cabin views. The Cessna Citation II or Citation 550 was designed as a Stretched version of the Citation one configured for 8-10 passengers. It first flew in 1977 and competed with the turboprop market as a step up entry level jet. When production had ceased Cessna had built 603 CE-550’s. It’s powered by two Pratt and Whitney JT15D-4 turbofan engines that generate 2,500 lbs of thrust each. It cruises at 360 kts and has a range of 1,200nm.

Cessna Citation II Landing Chicago Midway 4R

landing in a Citation 550 on runway 4R at Chicago Midway airport. Midway is basically a one mile by one mile square set in a heavily populated area south of Chicago. All of the runways have displaced thresholds due to the close proximity of buildings. KMDW is one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports. It’s a hub for Southwest airlines and the FBO’s serve hundreds of corporate jets and private air planes on a daily basis. This Cessna Citation II is landing on runway four right. Of interest is how close houses are to the ends of the runway.

Cessna Citation II Night Flight

A Night flight over the St. Louisarea in a Cessna Citation II (CE-550) business jet. On  a clear night the lights from large cities can often be seen by pilots up to 200 miles away.

Cessna Citation II Landing in Rain

The Cockpit view from a Cessna Citation 550 corporate jet as we fly around weather. We use weather radar and a GNS 530 with XM Satellite and WX Weather Service to avoid the cells.  This combination is the best way to go. I like to think of the Garmin as my strategic display for weather planning and the weather radar as my tactical display for maneuvering around cells. At our destination we have to fly around some cells and get into a little rain just before landing.