Citation 650, citation III, VI, VII Type Rating & Flight Training Courses
The Cessna Citation III was the first of the Model 650 series of Citation jets, which are mid-sized, high-performance business jets. The Citation III led to the later development of the Citation VI and Citation VII. The 650 series was the second of six distinct “families” of jets marketed by Cessna Aircraft Company under its Cessna Citation brand.
Design and development
While the Citation I and II were successful from a sales perspective, their nearest competitors were twin turboprop aircraft. Cessna decided it needed a high performance, mid-sized jet to compete with the growing market of fast corporate jets. To develop such an aircraft, Cessna started from scratch for its design, rather than building on the existing Citation line. Development of the Citation III began in 1978, and the first prototype made its maiden flight May 30, 1979, with the second prototype flying on May 2, 1980.  After a typical development flight test program, the aircraft received its FAA type certification on April 30, 1982.
The aircraft is flown by a crew of two, and with a typical corporate interior will seat six passengers, although in a high-density configuration, it can seat up to nine. It was powered by a pair of Garrett TFE731-3B turbofan engines.
In 1983, just after the first aircraft were delivered to customers, the Citation III set several class records, including two time-to-climb records and an overall speed record of 5 hours, 13 minutes for a flight from Gander, Newfoundland to Paris’ Le Bourget Airport. Production continued for nine years until 1992, with a total of 202 Citation IIIs being built.
In 1989, Cessna announced that the Citation III would be upgraded with larger fuel tanks for extra range, while other modifications would increased the aircraft’s short-field performance. However, Cessna cancelled the program before the first aircraft was built.
Instead of the Citation IV, Cessna focused their attention on developing two other versions of the III simultaneously. The first of these, the Citation VI, was intended to be an economy version of the III, with a basic, standardized avionics package and a generic cabin interior, without the option of custom interiors that were designed for each customer as was the practice with the III. The first flight of the VI took place in 1991, but the market didn’t respond well. Only 39 aircraft were built before the model was discontinued in May 1995.
The second aircraft that Cessna worked on after the cancellation of the IV was the Citation VII, which again was based on the III but intended to take a big step forward in performance. This Citation was a slap in the face of its competitor Learjet, whose pilots often jeered at Cessna’s jets as “Slowtations.” The Citation VII has an advertised max cruise speed of 480 knots. This bests anything in Learjet’s lineup, which to this day advertises max cruise speeds of 465 knots for its Lear 45/60 lines. Improved Garrett TFE731-4R engines enabled the aircraft to operate from higher-altitude airfields during hotter weather, when density altitude prohibited operations of the III. First flight of the VII took place in February 1991, and by the time production ended nine years later, 119 aircraft had been built.
- Citation III (Model 650) all-new design.
- Citation IV was a proposed upgrade of the III, but was cancelled by Cessna
- Citation VI (Model 650) was a low-cost derivative of the III which had a different avionics suite and non-custom interior design
- Citation VII (Model 650) was an upgrade of the III that was in production from 1992 to 2000
Specifications (Citation III)
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 11 Passengers
- Length: 55 ft 6 in (16.92 m)
- Wingspan: 53 ft 6 in (16.31 m)
- Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
- Wing area: 312 sq ft (29.0 m2)
- Empty weight: 11,670 lb (5,293 kg)
- Gross weight: 22,000 lb (9,979 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Garrett TFE731-3B-100S Turbofans, 3,650 lbf (16.2 kN) thrust each
- Cruise speed: 544 mph (473 kn; 875 km/h)
- Range: 2,345 mi (2,038 nmi; 3,774 km)
- Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)
- Rate of climb: 3,700 ft/min (19 m/s)
Azma Flt Inc Offers the Following Type Rating Courses for Cessna Citation 650 Which Qualifies You To Perform Duties Of Pilot in command and or Second In Citation III, Citation VI and Citation VII
- Initial Pilot in Command Type Rating Course for Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650
- Initial Second in Command Type Rating Course Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650
- Recurrent Training, FAR 61.58 Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650 for Pilot in command and second in command
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Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650 Type Rating Flight Training:
Azma FLT Inc. Will Provide you with an accelerated Pilot in Command type rating flight-training course specifically designed for you, based on your previous education and flight experience in a Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650.
Your CE-650 type rating will be added to your Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
FAA type Rating Practical Test will be conducted by John Azma Current and qualified FAA Pilot Examiner in CE-650 and or a qualified FAA Examiner of your choice.
Duration and Location of your Flight Training
Depending on your previous flight experience, education Azma Flt Inc will be able to provide you with an accelerated course designed based on your skills in between 3 to 5 days in duration, which will require your full time participation. Our dedicated instructors are able to travel to your location and provide you with your flight training in Cessna Citation III, VI and VII at your location and or in our office located at Orlando International Airport.
Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII Designated as CE-650 Type Rating course will include:
A- AIRCRAFT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS
- Landing gear—extension/retraction system(s); indicators, float devices, brakes, antiskid, tires, nose-wheel steering, and shock absorbers.
- Power plant—controls and indications, induction system, carburetor and fuel injection, turbocharging, cooling, fire detection/protection, mounting points, turbine wheels, compressors, deicing, anti-icing, and other related components.
- Fuel system—capacity; drains; pumps; controls; indicators; cross feeding; transferring; jettison; fuel grade, color and additives; fueling and defueling procedures; and fuel substitutions, if applicable.
- Oil system—capacity, grade, quantities, and indicators.
- Hydraulic system—capacity, pumps, pressure, reservoirs, grade, and regulators.
- Electrical system—alternators, generators, battery, circuit breakers and protection devices, controls, indicators, and external and auxiliary power sources and ratings.
- Environmental systems—heating, cooling, ventilation, oxygen and pressurization, controls, indicators, and regulating devices.
- Avionics and communications—autopilot; flight director; Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS); Flight Management System(s) (FMS); Doppler Radar; Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); Global Positioning System/ Wide Area Augmentation System/Local Area Augmentation System (GPS/WAAS/LAAS); VOR, NDB, ILS, GLS, RNAV systems and components; traffic (MLS deleted) awareness/warning/avoidance systems, terrain awareness/warning/alert systems; other avionics or communications equipment, as appropriate; indicating devices; transponder; and emergency locator transmitter.
- Ice protection—anti-ice, deice, pitot-static system protection, propeller, windshield, wing and tail surfaces.
- Crewmember and passenger equipment—oxygen system, survival gear, emergency exits, evacuation procedures and crew duties, and quick donning oxygen mask for crewmembers and passengers.
- Flight controls—ailerons, elevator(s), rudder(s), control tabs, balance tabs, stabilizer, flaps, spoilers, leading edge flaps/slats and trim systems.
- Pitot-static system with associated instruments and the power source for the flight instruments.
B. TASK: PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS
- Performance and limitations, including a thorough knowledge of the adverse effects of exceeding any limitation.
- Demonstrates proficient use of Citation CE-650 performance charts, tables, graphs, or other data relating to items, such as:
- Accelerate-stop distance.
- Accelerate-go distance.
- Takeoff performance—all engines and with engine(s) inoperative.
- Climb performance including segmented climb performance with all engines operating—with one or more engine(s) inoperative, and with other engine malfunctions as may be appropriate.
- Service ceiling—all engines, with engines(s) inoperative, including drift down, if appropriate.
- Cruise performance.
- Fuel consumption, range, and endurance.
- Descent performance.
- Landing distance.
- Land and hold short operations (LAHSO).
- Go-around from rejected landings (landing climb).
- Other performance data (appropriate to the airplane).
- Describes Citation CE-650 the airspeeds used during specific phases of flight.
- Describes the effects of meteorological conditions upon performance characteristics and correctly applies these factors to a specific chart, table, graph, or other performance data.
- Computes the center-of-gravity location for a specific load condition including adding, removing, or shifting weight.
- Determines if the computed center-of-gravity is within the forward and aft center-of-gravity limits, and that lateral fuel balance is within limits for takeoff and landing.
- Adverse effects of airframe icing during pre-takeoff, takeoff, cruise and landing phases of flight and corrective actions.
- Procedures for wing contamination recognition and adverse effects of airframe icing during pre-takeoff, takeoff, cruise, and landing phases of flight.
- Procedures in applying operational factors affecting airplane performance. Stabilized approach procedures and the decision criteria for go-around or rejected landings.
C- FLIGHT TRAINING PREFLIGHT PROCEDURES, INFLIGHT MANEUVERS AND POSTFLIGHT PROCEDURE
- PREFLIGHT INSPECTION
- PRE-TAKEOFF CHECKS
- TAKEOFF AND DEPARTURE PHASE
- NORMAL AND CROSSWIND TAKEOFF
- CONFINED-AREA TAKEOFF AND CLIMB
- INSTRUMENT TAKEOFF
- POWERPLANT FAILURE DURING TAKEOFF
- REJECTED TAKEOFF
- DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
- APPROACHES TO STALLS
- POWERPLANT FAILURE
- SPECIFIC FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS
- RECOVERY FROM UNUSUAL ATTITUDES
- STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVAL/FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROCEDURES
- PRECISION APPROACHES (PA)
- NON PRECISION APPROACHES (NPA)
- CIRCLING APPROACH
LANDINGS AND APPROACHES TO LANDINGS
- NORMAL AND CROSSWIND APPROACHES AND LANDINGS
- LANDING FROM A PRECISION APPROACH
- APPROACH AND LANDING WITH (SIMULATED) POWERPLANT FAILURE
- LANDING FROM A CIRCLING APPROACH
- CONFINED-AREA APPROACH AND LANDING
- REJECTED LANDING
- LANDING FROM A NO FLAP OR A NONSTANDARD
- FLAP APPROACH
- NORMAL AND ABNORMAL PROCEDURE
Your course of training will include aircraft flight training manual current ATP practical test standards.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JOHN AZMA