The First Gulfstream G500 Flight

The First Gulfstream G500 Flight

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The all new Gulfstream G500 takes flight

Just seven months since we first saw the Gulfstream G500 roll out of their Savannah, GA headquarters the G500 flies for the first time. The flight took place on May 18th, 2015 and departed from the Savannah Hilton Head International airport and was piloted by Scott Martin and Kevin Claffy. Also along for the ride was flight-test engineer Bill Osborne.

The flight initiated with a climb to 10,500 feet and then the pilots took it to a speed of 194 knots; that’s approximately 223.25 mph. While that may seem quite fast it is a small percentage of the aircraft’s capabilities. In fact, the maximum operating speed of the Gulfstream G500 is Mach 0.925; that’s about 700 mph.

Notable Gulfstream G500 Specifications

 range

MAX RANGE

5,000 nm 9,260 km

passenger-outfitting

Typical Passenger Outfitting

Up to 18

sleeps

Sleeps

Up to 8

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Max Operating Speed (Mach)

0.925

 weight

Max Takeoff Weight

76,850 lbs 34,859 kg

 max-cruise-altitude

Max Cruise Altitude

51,000 ft 15,545 m

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Gulfstream G500 In Flight

 

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