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What Biz-jet Is This?  
User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

Today at my airport I noticed this jet. It had these features:

-large(size of lear 45 or 60)
-two engines
-6 windows on each side......oval in shape, sort of like eggs turned on their side
-no fins underneath the stabalizer(as in the lear45)
-reg number was N800??(something, something...I cant remember)
-the nose looked something like that of Bomabrdier jets.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 994 times:

We might need more information then that....Did it have a T tail or a conventional one.

Based on the infor that you just gave I would guess that you saw some sort of Sabreliner. This aircraft was actually one of the first two types of biz-jets developed. It was developed for a Air Force contract in competition with the Lockheed Jetstar.

It was the egg shaped windows that I am basing this opinion on


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User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 888 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Sounds like a Gulfstream IV or a Hawker 800 or Global Express? Did it have winglets?

Derek F



Whatever.......
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Just want to add that the nose shape does make me wonder if it was a Sabreliner. As you can see these are very un-Lear like.


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User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Damn I forgot, It had a t-tail. At first glace I thought It was a Lear 45. Also the the door plates on the gear strut covered half the wheel. I dont know if I can get more specific than that. The widows on that plane look like triangles, not eggs and the plane was much more gracefull. Ohh yeah, the engines looked fat so they must be those new high-bypass turbfans. Im guessing if the plane was old the engines would be the long skinny type.

User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Damn, you guys are too fast. Yes it had winglets. They curved around the wing tip(no sharp angle at the joint, almost as if they were bent up). They were fairly long and not very wide.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Hmmm... to me it sounds like a G-IV Gulfstream.

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side view of a G-IV

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For Comparision the larger G-V

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I think you saw a G-IV



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User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Ok, I had a look at the suggested planes, it looked most like the Gulfstream IV

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.....Thanks for the help.


User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 979 times:

You beat me again!

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