Dreaming of flying...
What if I tell you, that in two hundred years we’re all going to live on the Moon? Let me guess. Some of you would tell I am crazy, some would just smile. Probably no one would treat me seriously. No matter. But let us move back in the past. Did anyone expect that we are going to fly?...
People always dreamt of flying. They spent hours watching birds flying without any effort. Those birds seemed so free (‘free as a bird’ someone would add). There were a lot of attempts to reach the sky (starting with Icarus from Crete). The death-roll was getting higher and higher until mankind understood that flying was never a humans’ destination. But, for a wonder, breaking the nature’s laws became one of men’s favorite activities. People eventually managed to reach the sky. But that still was just a half of way. The final destination was to make flying possible for everybody. And this is the moment, when role of Cessna begins.
Cessna Aircraft Company, the best-known producer of light aircrafts. Although flying still is awfully expensive, Cessna makes it available for more and more people. Their light, single-engine, high-wing models help transforming dreams into reality.
Cessna (exactly: Cessna Aircraft Company) is the first name most people think, when they’re asked about small aircrafts. Why is that? To find the answer we need to remind us the history that happened almost one hundred years ago.
Claude Cessna from Kansas was an ordinary farmer with extraordinary dreams. Things changed on June, 1911 when he decided to make his dreams come true. Cessna managed to build an aircraft basing only on wood and fabric then flew it between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Claude Cessna was the first man to do that. The legend begun. But the whole Cessna empire was created a few years later by Dwane Wallace – Claude’s grandson. Nowadays, Cessna Aircraft Company is one of the best-known producer of light aircrafts.
Currently Cessna aviation company offers three families of Cessna aircraft: Citation, Caravan and Single Engine airplanes.