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Gulfstream testbed aircraft?

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posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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I remember reading somewhere that there was some sort of Gulfstream used at Area 51 as a flight systems test aircraft. It parks at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l at times I think. I'm not sure.

Does anybody here know the registration of the aircraft? I was planning on doing further research.

Any information on this Gulfstream is appreciated!




posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: lazyfortress

N105TB. Gulfstream II.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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You sure it's the one that operated at Area 51?



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: lazyfortress

Yes. It was doing countermeasures testing.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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Alrighty! Thanks a bunch!



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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Isn't Gulfstream a camper?

Remember, I am a yooper

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posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

It's one of the most popular business jets out there. The G650 is one of the fastest ones too.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yep. It could do 0,925 Mach in test flights. I think that in some places on the airframe the airstream was almost sound speed.
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posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rickymouse

It's one of the most popular business jets out there. The G650 is one of the fastest ones too.


Yeah, but the G-II (G-1159) is first generation gulfstream. You can buy all of them you want for less than a million each. the average price for the 650 is over 63 million dollars each. The base price new is over $65,000,000.00. And then add many millions for options, avionics, plush interior, etc.For some reason, there is now a glut of used G-Vs for sale, so if you have a spare $10-15 million, now is the time to buy. Grumman makes (and made) great aircraft. All the cats:Wildcat, Bearcat, Hellcat, Tigercat, Tomcat, Panther, Couger, Jaguar. And the "birds": Widgeon, Goose, Albatross.



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