Tue, Nov 28, 2006
Flies Over 1650 Nautical Miles In Under Four Hours
The results are in. On October 15, 2006 Sierra Industries CEO
Mark Huffstutler flew his company's new Sierra Stallion nonstop
from Scottsdale, AZ to Orlando, FL -– a distance of more than
1650 nautical miles –- in under four hours.
"This cross country flight to the NBAA convention in the
Stallion demonstrates the range potential of our latest re-engining
program," said Huffstutler. "Owners can count on a day to day range
of 1400 nautical miles with their Stallion while cruising at Flight
Level 430 and better than 380 knots true airspeed.”
The plane Huffstutler piloted -- a Stallion equipped with
winglets -- hit a true airspeed of 389 knots, completing the
1654-nm trip in three hours, 57 minutes. The plane burned 458
gallons (3070 pounds) of fuel, and had 106 gallons remaining upon
landing in Orlando.
A Cessna Citation 500/501SP featuring the more powerful Williams
FJ44-2A engines, the Stallion is the latest in Sierra’s
Citation product improvement program. The Stallion enjoys the added
power of the FJ44 engine, but retains the thinner, classic wing of
the Citation I.
The Stallion modification can be performed on any Citation 500
or 501SP and includes two new Williams International FJ44-2A
engines. The modification can be done in as little as 10 weeks and
is priced at $1,530,000. Sierra plans to complete 4 Stallions in
2006 and 9 Stallions in 2007.
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