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Gulfstream 650 Rollout

gutshotdraw

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Here's a video of the 2011 or 2012 Collier Trophy winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx1-KycH17s

It's tough to think down the road to better times, but this machine will blow away any business aircraft ever built. First flight by the end of this year. Certification probably in 2011. I predict it will certify early, on budget, and will beat performance guarantees by 2-3 percent.

Hmm, lets see. 5000 miles at .92? Simply amazing engineering.
 

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It looks like the offspring of Gulfstream, Hawker 4000 and a Global 5000 three some...


man I bet that would have been a noisy orgy...
 

jonjuan

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No kidding-looks like a long global. Anyone know if flexjet has ordered any?
 

glasspilot

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Whatever...looks like a G5 Unicorn pretending to be a candy cane.

Merry Magical Christmas.
 

glasspilot

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I'm just not seeing a big difference between it and the 550. I guess the wing root looked a little different. Maybe the numbers are really impressive, but the video didn't show much of that.

GulfStream makes a beautiful plane. There is no denying that.
 

gutshotdraw

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It's hard to judge how much bigger it is because it is so well proportioned. Those windows are 18% bigger than the windows on a IV or V. There are also 8 of them instead of 7 so the cabin is longer too (and wider from what I read). The "guppy" look at the wing attach point is a bit different for Gulfstream but to make 7500 + NM range, they needed room for a bit more fuel...
 

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Wow. Too bad they didn't unveil it back when people actually were buying these things.
 

gutshotdraw

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By the time it's certified, people will be back to buying them. They have deposits on more than 100 copies and only a few have been returned. The airplane will sell just fine.
 

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It's hard to judge how much bigger it is because it is so well proportioned. Those windows are 18% bigger than the windows on a IV or V. There are also 8 of them instead of 7 so the cabin is longer too (and wider from what I read). The "guppy" look at the wing attach point is a bit different for Gulfstream but to make 7500 + NM range, they needed room for a bit more fuel...

Hardly any more gas Gut. It has an .85 LRC is where there getting the range. Just what I heard.:cool:
 

gutshotdraw

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You'll have to be senior enough to bid it, first. Doubt I will be for another 10 years.
 

gutshotdraw

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Are you taking the leave BV? Heard you might be strapping on the shield and gun for a while. (and if you have a choice, don't carry one of those wimpy Glocks. Carry a real gun, a 1911)
 

wolfpackpilot

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Heard you might be strapping on the shield and gun for a while. (and if you have a choice, don't carry one of those wimpy Glocks. Carry a real gun, a 1911)

That's a big 10-4. The only flying I'm doing is down I-40...

Rookie school is a blast! I'm the 4th oldest person in the class (31 cadets) and the 5th fastest runner...

I carry the Glock 27 or my H&K with my NC CCW permit. The department issues a Sig 226.
 
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