Monday, 25 January 2016

Gulfstream Photography

The keener amongst us head to Zurich each January to catch the movements for the annual World Economic Forum. Ramp tours can be booked through Buchair where amazing access can be had.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Random Gulfstream photo #4

Another great picture worth sharing here. This shot of G450 N71GE (4302) was taken by Antony Pratt at Luton at the end of December last year. Seen arriving from Le Bourget. My 100th post to this blog.

Friday, 8 January 2016

RAAF to receive AEW G550s

It has been widely reported that Australia will receive 2 modified G550s. They are believed to be replacements for elderly AP-3C Orions and should be delivered by the end of 2017. Australia will join Israel, Singapore and Italy in operating this version. See
G550AEW of the Israeli AF at Farnborough in 2008

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Random Gulfstream photo #3

Have just received this stunning shot of G550 G-LSCW (5471) arriving at Zurich last month by Bruno Geiger. Have also included his shot of G650 A7-CGA at Zurich on 2nd January. Many more of his shots can be seen at his blog: gulfstream-jets.blogspot
Happy New Year to all fellow Gulfstream fans

Friday, 18 December 2015

Jordan receives a 3rd G650

The Government of Jordan received their first G650 in February 2013 with the delivery of VQ-BNZ (6009). This was subsequently sold and is current as N923WC. Their 2nd one was delivered in December 2014 and registered VQ-BMZ (6102). A 3rd was delivered last week and has re-used the registration VQ-BNZ. This is con 6158 and visited Northolt today. One assumes BMZ will be put up for sale.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

End of the road for some G2s and G3s

At the end of this month, any Spey engined Gulfstream that has not been fitted with a hush kit will not be able to fly within the 48 mainland states of the US. One fears this will effect many aircraft.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Qatar receives first G650

The first G650 (A7-CGA con 6153) for Qatar Executive arrived at Doha this morning on delivery following an overnight flight from Savannah.

picture via Qatar Executive

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Random Gulfstream photo #2

This gorgeous G550 N550JU (5442) is seen arriving at Las Vegas on 17th November during a trip there for the NBAA by Alex Peake. Many thanks for this one.

Friday, 4 December 2015

1st G650 for Aruba

G550 N647GA (6147) arrived on the Isle of Man (EGNS) on the 29th October. It was cancelled that day to the Manx register but looks like it never took up M-ABIU. It departed today to Shannon as P4-AZG and will be based at Baku in Azerbaijan. Caught leaving by Alex Henthorne.
Although 6140 was cancelled to Aruba and allocated P4-LSM, this was very quickly cancelled to LX-DLF and I have found no evidence that this actually flew with the Aruba registration. Confirmation welcome.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

G500 arrives at NBAA

Gulfstream's new G500 N500GA (72001) did it's first cross country flight on 13th November and arrived at Henderson (near Las Vegas) to take part in the annual NBAA. See gulfstreamnews
courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace

Saturday, 14 November 2015

New G650 for Denis O'Brien

It was a little over 2 years ago that we reported the delivery of G650 M-GSIX to Denis O'Brien. He has now replaced that with a brand new G650ER. M-YSIX (6156) arrived at Ronaldsway last night and was caught by Alex Henthorne. It is expected to continue on to Dublin this morning.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Random Gulfstream photo #1

Have just been sent this shot of G450 I-XPRA (4279) arriving at Bristol on 11th September. Looks to be fighting a crosswind. Many thanks to Graham Wasey for starting what may become a series.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The next Manx G650

G650 M-YNNS (6120) arrived at Ronaldsway IoM this afternoon from Guernsey. It is the former 9H-IKO which I saw depart Luton on the 20th so presumably was re-registered on or about the 21st. Replacing a Falcon 7X with the same reg. Thanks to Alex Henthorn for the picture.