This Gulfstream 650 was parked on the ramp at the Southampton Airport this past week where I had a quick over and back from NY. I took the opportunity to capture a few photographs of this new aircraft. As I learn more about its capabilities and having the latest cool pilot stuff onboard, it would be a dream to fly for me. Even though I’ve been flying Gulfstreams for 17 years its hard to call myself an “old timer” in this aircraft type as I know many that have been flying Gulfstreams a lot longer than I.
We took off ahead of them and yet they arrived to the west side of the North Atlantic Tracks at the same time we did. We were cruising at Mach .83 where the new G650 can cruise at normal speed of Mach .90. That works out to be about 595 mph.