Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1991 Cessna 550 Citation II

Piston pilots looking to upgrade should consider jets among their options.

Jets from the long-running Cessna Citation series can be great values for pilots who are stepping up. [Courtesy: Airside Aviation]

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When pilots are ready to take a big step up from piston powered aircraft they often turn their attention to turboprops, but there are a lot of jet options worth considering, too, like this updated, air-conditioned Cessna Citation II.

This aircraft, part of the long-running Citation series that have brought Cessna decades of strong sales, has an updated panel that includes a Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. The Cessna also has new windshields and de-icing boots, and an interior installed in 2016.

Whether used as a family transport, for business, or a combination of missions, this airplane offers an opportunity to give your passengers the smoothness and reliability of airline travel with the luxury of private space and the freedom to set your own schedule. The Citation’s ability to operate from relatively short strips also opens up a wide range of destinations far beyond what major airlines offer.

This Citation II has 9,620 hours on the airframe, and 2,335 and 3,382 hours on its two Pratt & Whitney JT15D-4 engines, respectively.

If you have always wanted to fly a jet for personal or business use, this classic Citation, which is available for $1.3 million at AircraftForSale, could be your next step. You can arrange financing of the airplane through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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