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G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours  
User currently offlineg500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 998 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20437 times:
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A few years ago Gulfstream flew Beijing-Savannah, Georgia non-stop to show the long-range capabilities of the G550... I wonder what city pair they will connect this time with the G650 to show off its range.

"The green, unpainted aircraft, flying under an experimental certificate, flew IAD-GVA at an altitude of 43,000 feet at speeds of Mach .90 to Mach .92, over a ground track of 7,000 km (3,780 nm). Gulfstream said it will apply for a city-pair speed record from the National Aeronautic Association"


http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...ompletes-first-transoceanic-flight

[Edited 2012-05-13 12:58:28]

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User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2206 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20241 times:

Not all the news is positive today for the G650:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...overshadowed-by-ntsb-probe-371778/


User currently offlineg500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 19985 times:
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Quoting runway23 (Reply 1):
Not all the news is positive today for the G650:

yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...


User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2206 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 19554 times:

Quoting g500 (Reply 2):
yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...

Problem is that flight global ran that article on the first page of today's EBACE magazine.

Luckily today was only a press and exhibitor set up day, but many people will have read that article.


User currently offlinenjxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 17828 times:

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
Quoting g500 (Reply 2):
yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...

Problem is that flight global ran that article on the first page of today's EBACE magazine.

Luckily today was only a press and exhibitor set up day, but many people will have read that article.

And this one is significantly more harsh....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...s-preceded-g650-crash-ntsb-371677/

Congrats are in order for the performance, but this is some disturbing reading for a company like Gulfstream....


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4648 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16288 times:

I realise it is not this simple but I always wondered why Gulfstream has resisted installing slats on their wings.


They certainly make for a more forgiving airfoil at higher angles of attack.



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User currently offlineg500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11690 times:
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Quoting Max Q (Reply 5):
I realise it is not this simple but I always wondered why Gulfstream has resisted installing slats on their wings.

that doesn't seem to be a huge problem, I've done 12 hour flights out of 6000ft runways


User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8304 times:

600 kts / 690 mph at one point- wow!

09:07AM 50.8333 -58.2667 29° Northeast 600 690 43,000 Level Moncton Center

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N.../20120512/1100Z/KIAD/LSGG/tracklog



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
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