Cessna 750 Citation X  N750XX         (c/n  750-0094)


                                    For years the Citation had a reputation of being a "slow jet". This, the pundits said, when comparing
                                    it the the Learjet.  Even though that comparison was no longer true when the later Citation IIIs et sec
                                    came out, still the reputation held.  It came as a surprise to the industry therefore when Cessna
                                    announced the Citation X at the NBAA convention in New Orleans in 1990   This, they claimed,
                                    would be the fastest executive jet in the world.   After a long and difficult certification process, the
                                    first Citation X was delivered (in 1996) to long tine Cessna customer, and  golfer, Arnold Palmer.
                                    True to its word, and with a top speed of Mach 0.92, these aircraft continue to set point to point
                                    world speed records.  The above shot is another of Manas Barooah's fine work and shows a 1999
                                    model on short finals into San Jose's Norman Y. Mineta International Airport in January of 2004.
                                    Billy Sierra provides the shot below of the Target Corporation's Citation X seen at Ramey Air Base
                                    at Borinquen, Puerto Rico in March 2011.

                                     N484T    (c/n  750-0199)                          Target Corporation