CO787
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Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:16 am

I was wondering if somebody could tell me what the main differences are between the two. Not just the range, speed, altitude, but visual/spotting differences so I can tell them apart at Teterboro.

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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:23 am

The length and the engines (silver exhausts on the G-IV).


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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:31 am

In addition, I was wondering if the G-IV's had 6 windows and the G-V's have 7 windows. I see this G-V has 7 windows, but other ones in the database are labeled as G-V's, but only have 6 windows. Just wondering if anyone could clear that up for me. Thanks
 
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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:31 am

I find that just saying "length" is a bit difficult because visually they can fool you, what may appear to be a G-V from a distance is actually a G-IV and vice-versa. Instead, if you're on the left side, of the aircraft, look at the exit door. If it's a G-IV the door will be right up against the flight deck windscreen, whereas if it's a G-V the door will be back slightly. Also, the G-IV has 6 windows along the side, the G-V has seven.
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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:32 am

I believe 5 smaller oval windows on the V and 4 on the IV
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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:37 am

The aircraft with 7 windows are the G550 derivative of the G-V. Both G-V's and G-IV's have six windows.


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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:29 pm

I believe the G-V also has a greater wingspan than the G-IV.
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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:45 pm

Easiest way: Take note of the relation between the engines and the windows. The G-IV's windows will be essentially right next to the windows while the G-V's have a considerable distance between the rear most window and the engines.

The wingspan of the G-V is noticeably larger than that of the G-IV. If you spend any time out at TEB you'll be able to spot the differences in no time. When they're circling overhead on the VOR/DME A for runway 24 or 19 and they are wing up turning base... you'll know

If I remember right, the engines on the G-V are a bit bigger and I think the overall shape is more of an oval....compared to the relatively "straight" G-IV engines. Also the exhaust duct/reverser sections aren't painted where they are on the G-V.

If you can see them with the thrust reversers out, the G-V's buckets are "thicker" (for lack of better term) as well as usually painted with a bright orangish color around the inner edge.

If you have a VHF scanner you can listen for the registrations of the planes... Since NetJets flies to TEB all the time, listen or look for planes registered as N5xxQS with the xx's being random numbers.

Lastly, if you spend a lot of time at TEB you'll become familiar with the usual G-V's that fly in there since most are either based there, or come in nearly everyday.
 
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RE: Gulfstream G-IV's And G-V's

Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:49 pm

Also.... to point out G-III's, picture a G-IV with tiny engines that are quite smoky, really loud, and have hush-kits on the back.

G-II's (which rarely make it to TEB) can be distinguished by the cockpit windows being rather vertical and blunt when compared to the streamlined versions of the newer planes. N2000 is really the only G-II that frequents TEB on a regular basis.

Gulfstream 200's (G-200) is basically an updated version of a Galaxy... Netjets has a few these among others.

...All this in case you wanted to know  Smile

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