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Can You Identify These 7 Citation Jets?

Cessna's famous jet line is celebrating 45 years of flying this year. How much do you know about the Citation jet family? Find out.


  1. 1) Cessna's first prototype Citation jet took flight September 15, 1969. What was the prototype's name?

    You got it. The 'FanJet 500' made its first flight September 15, 1969.

    Nice try. The 'FanJet 500' made its first flight September 15, 1969.

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  2. 2) The Citation X+ is the fastest civilian jet in the world. What is its max operating speed?
    Cessna.com

    You got it. The Citation X+ has a max operating speed of Mach 0.935. That's fast.

    Nice try. The Citation X+ has a max operating speed of Mach 0.935. That's fast.

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  3. 3) You get to fly a Citation Encore. Which jet are you climbing into?

    You got it.

    Nice try. The Encore is the top-left jet.

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  4. 4) The Citation I sacrificed high-speed performance with its straight wing design. What was the purpose of the straight wing?

    You got it. The straight wing improved short field takeoff performance.

    Nice try. The straight wing improved short field takeoff performance.

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  5. 5) The Citation X is Cessna's largest jet. What is the second largest Citation jet in current production (based on takeoff weight)?

    You got it. The Sovereign is Cessna's second largest aircraft in current production, with a max takeoff weight of 30,300 lbs.

    Nice try. The Sovereign is Cessna's second largest aircraft in current production, with a max takeoff weight of 30,300 lbs.

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  6. 6) The Citation CJ3+ received FAA certification earlier this month (9/5/2014). Which of the following is a CJ3+?

    You got it.

    Nice try. The top-right jet is a CJ3+.

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  7. 7) The Citation X has 37 degrees of wing sweep. Which of the following is the only civilian jet that has more wing sweep?
    Jerome

    You got it. Only the 747 has more sweep, at 37.5 degrees.

    Nice try. Only the 747 has more sweep, at 37.5 degrees.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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