CESSNA AIRCRAFT last week celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the original Citation. The first prototype took off Sept. 15, 1969, from Wichita Municipal Airport (now Mid-Continent Airport) for a one hour and 45 minute flight. The aircraft was certified in September 1971, and first delivery followed in January 1972. Cessna announced the aircraft, originally called the Fanjet 500, in October 1968, with a price of $695,000. The six-passenger aircraft flew at 349 knots true ...


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