Includes First Public Ground Display Of The NGP!
Cessna Aircraft Company
tells ANN it is featuring a special display at the Lakeland Fly-In
in central Florida April 17–23, 2007 in honor of the
company’s 80th Anniversary. The planemaker plans to highlight
its past... while also showing some tantalizing glimpses of its
The display inside the 2,400 sq ft Cessna Center building will
include a current aircraft model display, a photographic display of
current and historical aircraft, and several trophies... including
the 1996 Collier Trophy, awarded to the Citation X Team for
creating the fastest commercial aircraft built in the United
States; the 1936 Detroit News Trophy awarded to former Cessna
President Dwane Wallace for winning the Efficiency Contest in the
All American Air Races in Miami in the Cessna Airmaster; and the
1936 Amelia Earhart Trophy awarded to Betty Browning for winning
the Closed Course Race For Women Pilots at the National Air Races
in Los Angeles, also in a Cessna Airmaster.
The aircraft model display inside the Cessna Center will include
all 13 Cessna aircraft types currently in production. There are
nine Citation jets designed for business operations, a turboprop
powered Caravan, and three models of single engine aircraft.
With the exception of the Citation Mustang, all Cessna’s
Citation jets and the Caravan are manufactured at the Mid-Continent
plant in Wichita. The Mustang and all single engine piston aircraft
are assembled at the Independence, KS facility.
Aircraft on display outside the Cessna Center will include the
Citation Mustang, Citation CJ1+, Grand Caravan, Turbo 182, Turbo
206, Skyhawk SP... as well as the first public ground display of
Cessna's Next Generation Piston proof-of-concept aircraft, first
seen in a few all-to-quick fly-bys at Oshkosh 2006
Cessna is flying the NGP to the event; as of Sunday, the
aircraft was in Jackson, MS.
Cessna's Light Sport Aircraft proof-of-concept airplane will
also be displayed.