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What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:18 pm

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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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:26 pm

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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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:27 pm

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

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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:28 pm

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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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:32 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:41 pm

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

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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:41 pm

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

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RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sun May 27, 2001 5:42 pm

You beat me again!

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