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Cessna Citation With Gullwings  
User currently offlinesgtusmc96 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

While growing up in Papua New Guinea we had a Cessna Citation fly into Aiyura International airport a few times. I remember it had Gullwings and was modified for dirt runways. I am trying to find out any info on this mod but can't find anything. I do remember that the owner was from Austraila. But don't remeber much else. The time period was around 1989-1990. I was in sixth grade and remember watching it then going and walking around it and talking to the owner. Having grown up around planes from a very very young age, I know it was a Citation just don't know anything else. Until I had my current job I had more time in Cessna 206, 204, and BN islanders. Use to love fly all over Papua Nee Guinea and trying to figure out how the bush pilots could possibly land or take off of some of the jungle runways I flew too. Truely amazing skills those pilots had. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks

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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

I can't imagine anyone going to the expense of changing the wings on a Citation, as a one off.

You may get more information on this pprune thread about PNG pilots and their antics.

http://www.pprune.org/dg-p-general-a...52566-png-ples-bilong-tok-tok.html

Alternatively there's this one, showing an unmodified Citation

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/408638-png-pilot.html



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User currently offlinesgtusmc96 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Thanks for the info. I received a text from my brother and he was finally able to figure it out. The info he sent me was this: "It was a citation 1with the eagle mod from Sierra industries. They are located in uvalde tx just southwest of San Antonio."

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Quoting sgtusmc96 (Reply 2):
"It was a citation 1with the eagle mod from Sierra industries. They are located in uvalde tx just southwest of San Antonio."
http://www.sijet.com/CitationProducts_eagle400.aspx

I'm not seeing a gullwing mod anywhere...


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
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Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
I'm not seeing a gullwing mod anywhere...

I think the term 'gullwing' is being used to describe SI's Citation winglet mod...



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1609 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
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Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
I'm not seeing a gullwing mod anywhere...

The wing root is thickened up, so the wing kinda looks gullwinged:

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BTW: the mod was developed by Astech Engineering. After Astech went bust ownership of the mod went through several hands before it ended up with Sierra Industries.


User currently offlinesgtusmc96 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

I think my memory is just off then. Because that's the mod I remember. I just was thinking it was more pronounced. Thanks again everyone!

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 5):
The wing root is thickened up, so the wing kinda looks gullwinged:

Hmmm yeah it does, ever so slightly. Interesting mod.


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