Friday, September 07, 2007

Important Visitors

Today started out pretty quiet. Normal cloudy fall weather but flyable, so everything is running smoothly. To liven up a quiet day, these private jets started to arrive. Someone important is up visiting the field. The 'entourage' showed up about 8:30 am and Security picked them up. Then the corporate jet showed up empty about 2:10 pm. So someone very important is going home on it. I'd guess back to the UK.

It certainly is a pretty plane.

Wikipedia says:
The Gulfstream V (also referred to as the G-V) first flew in 1995, was certified in 1997, and was one of the first "ultra-long range" (~6000 nautical miles) business aircraft. Capable of carrying up to 16 people in standard seating configurations, and able to fly up to 6,500 nautical miles (12,038 km), the GV became the longest range business jet ever made (at the time of its introduction).

And here is the entourage. There were 3, these 2 Falcons stayed and the Citation left. I didn't get a picture of it.

Here's what the manufactures web site has to say:
The Falcon 2000EX swiftly rises above.
An inspired airframe, a remarkable wing and two Pratt & Whitney Canada engines give the Falcon 2000EX the ability to sprint up to 3800 nautical miles at Mach .80 and fly shorter trips even faster.
Cabin Height 6 ft 2 in
Cabin Width 7 ft 8 in
6 passengers

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