Friday, 22 May 2015

G500 flies

picture courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace
The first G500 (N500GA) took off for the first time from Savannah at 10.39 EST on 18th May 2015.The flight lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes and reached a height of 15,000 feet. Full details at

Thursday, 14 May 2015

A pair of Cayman registered G650s delivered in two days

G650 VP-CYL (6123) was delivered yesterday (13th May) from Savannah to Stockholm where it night stopped. It was caught departing today by Anders Nilsson on the way to Hong Kong.
G650 VP-CJJ (6122) is on delivery from Savannah as I type. Routing to Stockholm again. This is believed to also have a distinctive scheme.
G650 N898NC (6125) was delivered today to make 3 deliveries in 2 days.
UPDATE: VP-CJJ caught by Anders Nilsson 15th May, again departing to Hong Kong.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Egyptian G4s being replaced?

Have just been sent the attached picture of a pair of Egyptian G4s taken recently at Sharm El-Sheikh. The one on the right has had the flag, titles and registration removed suggesting this one may be withdrawn. The one on the left is SU-BPE.
Egypt has a fleet of 6 G4s, the first being delivered in 1998 and the last in 2004. Can anyone identify which one it is on the right?

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Indian G650 at LGB

Michael Carter has sent me this shot of G650 VT-NKR (c/n 6115) at Long Beach yesterday.

Friday, 27 March 2015

G650 on delivery to Russia

G650 N614GD (6114) has just left Savannah en route to Surgut in Russia. This is where G4 RA-10201 and G550 RA-10202 are based so may be joining these. UPDATE This was cancelled from the US register to Russia on 31st March and is believed to have taken up RA-10205.
RA-10201 at Zurich in January 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

G650 delivered to Azerbaijan

G650 4K-AI88 (6107) was delivered from Savannah to Baku in the early hours of today. Will join the Silkway fleet which already operates G450, G550 and G280 aircraft.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Another Manx G650 delivered

Gulfstream G650 M-PLUS (6113) was delivered through Ronaldsway this morning and was caught departing to Basel by Alex Henthorn. This is the 11th G650 registered to the Isle of Man.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

PBI G1 update

Further to my post at about this time last year, things have changed with the G1s at Palm Beach. The G1C N195PA was thought to be ending it's days due to corrosion but close inspection reveals it may be back in the air after a major overhaul, The reserve G1 N196PA is away on an 18 month inspection so the gap is being filled by G1 N164PA (054). These details via Scott Morris.
N164PA arriving at PBI on 4th February

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sad sight at St. Lucie part 2

Westleigh Bushell visited St.Lucie on 30th December and captured some more Gulfstream 2s here which are unlikely to fly again.

HP-1691 (078) is unmarked but still wears the logo of the Panamanian Government. N188DC (188) has now joined N125DC here. N355KM (226) makes up the new trio.

Friday, 19 December 2014

The next Manx Gulfstream G450

It's been nearly a month since the last new Gulfstream arrived at Ronaldsway. G450 M-WONE (4319) arrived this morning and is seen departing to Farnborough where we believe it will be based. Caught by Alex Henthorn.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Malaysian G550 seen at LGB

Thanks as always to Michael Carter for this shot of G550 9M-TMJ (con 5493) at Long Beach yesterday. Appears to carry the flag of the State of Johor so may be replacing a certain G4.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Another Manx G650 delivered

G650 M-INSK (6096) was delivered to Ronaldsway IoM today. Caught arriving by my regular photographer Alex Henthorn.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Another special mission Grumman

Raytheon and Calspan Corp. have recently been using Gulfstream 3 N710CF (448) as an aerial platform to test a new electronic warfare jammer. See
picture via Raytheon