Cody Pierce, Chief Pilot, King Air 350
I’ve done a bit of contract work in an older CE-550. Having now seen both those, and our 350 in action it puts things into perspective. Leg times are nearly identical, the jet burns 33% more fuel and is significantly more uncomfortable in every way. I’m sure you know all this, but it was really interesting for me to see both aircraft side by side. Makes me really appreciate what we have.
The other big thing was time to climb. We can get to 34k in about 15-17 minutes. 28 minutes in the Citation.