Gulfstream Claims Its G150 Set Three New City-Pair Records
One of the 10 Gulfstream G150s presently in service recently established three new city-pair records, the manufacturer said last week. The first of the three new city-pair records took place on Friday, Jan. 19. The G150 took off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., at 10:10 a.m. local time and flew 2,542 nm at an average airspeed of 0.78 Mach, landing 5 hours and 53 minutes later at the Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, Calif., at 1:03 p.m. local time. The aircraft flew into headwinds averaging 62 mph and at an average temperature of ISA +10, landing with 1,900 pounds of fuel remaining. The flight was commanded by Scott Evans, Gulfstream chief pilot, advanced programs midsize aircraft, and Wendi Sparks, Gulfstream international demonstration captain. The same five passengers onboard this flight were also onboard the next two record flights.
The following day, Evans and Sparks set the second G150 record, flying from Long Beach to Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo. During this leg, the G150 flew 685 nm at an average airspeed of 0.81 Mach in 1 hour and 34 minutes. The third G150 record was set later that same day. Again piloted by Evans and Sparks, the G150 took off from Aspen at 12:47 p.m. local time and flew 1,584 nm at an average airspeed of 0.80 Mach, landing at Westchester County Airport 3 hours and 8 minutes later, at 5:55 p.m. local time. Gulfstream said it has submitted applications to the National Aeronautic Association to confirm each of these three new city-pair records.