Gulfstream has sold its last G450, which will be delivered to a customer early in 2018, the company said recently. The G450 began as the GIV, and evolved into the GIV-SP. All together the company built more than 870 of the airplanes. The jet will be replaced in the company’s line by the all-new G500, now in flight testing.
NBAA will host its annual convention and expo next week, Tuesday through Thursday, in Orlando, Florida, with 27,000 visitors expected to attend. The event will feature more than 1,100 indoor exhibits and more than 100 aircraft in two static displays, at Orlando Executive Airport and at the exhibit hall. Dozens of education sessions are scheduled, covering topics of interest to those new to aviation as well as to flight-department veterans.
Bob Hoover, whose extraordinary aviation life included flying in World War II, test-flying for the Air Force and performing a unique airshow act demonstrating the laws of aerodynamics with a twin Shrike Commander, died this morning at age 94. Hoover was widely regarded as "the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived,” as Jimmy Doolittle described him.