Varsity1 wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Gulfstream500 wrote:
So... in less than one month, four Cessna Citation crashes have occurred. That’s like having a 737NG crash every week (except worse, because Cessna Citations do not fly nearly as often as a 737NG).
Lots of owner/operator Citations, lots of low experience pilots; both types in their first jet. Many Citation accidents are high energy approaches with resulting overruns; hypoxia accidents, landing accidents not vastly different from a private pilot trying to “spike” it after a bounce or high flare. Lastly, a Citation is easily the easiest, most forgiving jet anyone can fly—it can just barely kill you.
They are forgiving, but not always easy. Citations have really high power to weight ratios. Down low and on departure it's easy for experienced pilots to get behind the airplane. I flew the 525 series for 3 years and it was always a cold bath adrenaline rush on a cool 5am departure. Transport category jets aren't as much of a handful, but do have more complicated systems.
No, you didn't.