Monday, 8 September 2014

Another Manx G450?

G450 N303GA (4303) arrived at Ronaldsway this morning from Savannah and was caught by Alex Henthorn. It carries a taped on registration and is believed to have an M dash registration underneath.
Update. New registration M-SOBR revealed this afternoon. Photo also by Alex.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Recent LGB sightings

Some more shots from Long Beach by Michael Carter. G550 G-LSCW has had N571GA applied since so is con 5471. G650 M-VITA still awaits to be identified.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Yet another Manx G650

G650 M-WIND (6080) arrived at Farnborough last night from Bradley (KBDL). It was originally registered N7780 but this only lasted a few days so one suspects this is yet another one that has been sold on. This is the 7th G650 to be registered to the Isle of Man. It was captured in the fading light by Steve Roake

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bahrain G650 delivery

G650 A9C-BAH (6081) arrived at Farnborough early this morning on delivery from Savannah. Callsign Bahrain 6. The Bahrain Royal Flight have been a regular Gulfstream customer since they received G2 A9C-BG back in 1978. Click here for another shot

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Another day, another delivery

G450 M-KKCO (4306) arrived at Ronaldsway, IoM this morning on delivery from Savannah. It was caught by Alex Henthorn departing to Luton.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Another G650 on the Manx Register

G650 M-NNNN (6077) arrived at Guernsey this morning on delivery from Savannah. Photo courtesy of Colin F Smith

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ivory Coast G3 arrives at Luton

Continuing the series of rare Gulfstream arrivals. The Ivory Coast G3 TU-VAF (462) arrived at Luton a little before 0700 this morning from Abidjan. Using the callsign Ivory 03. Not a first visit of the frame as I saw it here as N303GA in February 1986.
arrival photo courtesy of Dave Lythgoe
TU-VAF departed the following morning back to Abidjan as Ivory 05 so not a fixed callsign. See departure shot

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

New G650s at Long Beach

Michael Carter has sent me these recent shots from Long Beach. N688GA (6088) has N380SE reserved. M-BADU (con number unknown) and N650JH (behind) is con 6076. Nice schemes on all.

Lower shot shows SX-GSB (c/n unknown)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

3rd G650 on the UK register

G650 G-REFO (6075) was delivered from Savannah to Ronaldsway, IoM this morning. It later continued on to Luton and was caught departing by Alex Henthorn, my man on the island.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Another G650 through IoM

Thanks again to Alex Henthorn for this shot of N666KQ (6036) which passed through Ronaldsway on June 2nd from Zurich to Basel where it is possibly based. A 2nd hand machine now as originally delivered as N650SS and has even had a change of scheme since then. Seen departing.

Friday, 23 May 2014

G650ER announced

19th May - Gulfstream announced an extended range version of the G650 at EBACE this week. The new version will have extra fuel capacity and have a range of 7,500nm compared to 7,000 on the standard version. It will also be able to fly 6,400nm at Mach 0.90 or 7,000nm at Mach 0.88 cutting off 30 minutes from a flight from Dallas to Dubai compared to the 650. Existing customers will be able to upgrade.

The full range of Gulfstream aircraft were again on display at EBACE in Geneva