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 unknown) 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 raytheon.com
picture via Raytheon


Sunday, 16 November 2014

New G450 for Pakistan?

An interesting movement at Luton yesterday. "Pakistan 4270" arrived from Islamabad on the way to Washington-Andrews AFB. It is the former VP-CHH and the serial displayed on the tail is the con number. Interestingly, it was using the hex code of G450 J-756. Thanks to James Ronayne for his picture.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

G650s being converted to ERs

The first G650 has now been officially re-designated a G650ER on the US register. N524EA (6012) is the first one. Hopefully future conversions will also be updated. Keep an eye on registry.faa.gov/
N524EA arrives at Palm Beach in early 2014


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Thai flag spotted at LGB

G550 N580GA (5480) was caught by Michael Carter carrying a Thai flag on the tail. This currently has N550KP reserved so will be interesting to see if this appears on the Thai register or not.
UPDATE N580GA cancelled to Thailand on 9th December so N550KP not taken up.
Delivered through Luton 13/14 Dec as HS-KPI. See my picture


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

G2 engine test bed

1972 build Grumman Gulfstream 2 N900DH (111) is currently flying with a SNECMA Silvercrest engine on the right side and the original Rolls Royce Spey on the left. This new engine will eventually power the Dassault Falcon 5X and the Cessna Longitude.
See www.ainonline.com
via AIN Online


Thursday, 16 October 2014

1st G650 for China

Thanks again to Michael Carter for sending this shot of Hong Kong registered G650 B-KEY (c/n 6098) at Long Beach yesterday. Scheme suggests this will join (or replace) G550 B-KID.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

More from SAV

Frederick K. Larkin was lucky enough to be invited to Savannah yesterday and has sent me these pictures of G500 N500GA. Also, a bonus shot of FKL's ride to SAV.