Cessna took a giant leap forward when they unveiled the Citation III in 1983. Now delineated as the Citation 650 series (III, VI, and VII models), this was a clean sheet design that was produced to compete in the high-performance mid-size jet category. And compete it did.
The Citation III became one of the best-selling mid-size jets of its era. With a range of 2,000 miles and at cruising speeds of Mach .83, this aircraft is able to go places, fast. This aircraft was designed for speed. The aircraft structure was designed with light-weight composites wherever possible and smooth-bonded materials to help reduce surface drag.
Inside, passengers enjoy a quiet cabin, spacious seating, a fully enclosed lavatory with a functioning sink, and a “stand-up” cabin. Typical configurations include a 4-place club section with two forward facing seats all the way aft and either a single or two-place divan in the forward cabin. Baggage space is ample with plenty of room. With 61 cubic feet to play with, the Citation 650 is able to accommodate all of your luggage needs for the weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta and then some.
In 1992, Cessna released the Citation VII. This model, in production for eight years, was by far the most popular variant of the Citation 650 series. Equipped with more powerful engines and a re-designed cabin to reduce ambient noise, the Citation VII is able to fly faster and farther in a much more comfortable environment.
To this day, the Citation 650 continues to be an efficient, proven performer that is a popular choice among private jet charter customers. With great range, ample speed, and a spacious cabin to complete trips between any Midwest City to either coast or a trip of New York to Miami, the Citation 650 series is a solid choice that will still be revered for many years to come.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.