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G650 on a long 10-hr flight to no-where . . .

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It's not every day you see a flight overfly SEA, SFO, LAX, PHX, SLC, ABQ, and DEN all in one flight. Sorry, this one doesn't spell-out anything. Come on Gulfstrea; get creative next time :) (flightaware.com) More...

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egiannico
ELTON BRAGA 10
Before the new aircraft is delivered to a new owner, they do what's called a "cold soak" flight, that sometimes is combined with the acceptance flight.
Most of the times, those are 4 to 6 hours flights.
Sometimes, depending on the customer, they ask for a longer flight.
We just did ours last month and it was over 9 hours in a 550. Starting in SAV, going all the way to the west coast, up to ORD, then back to SAV.
This is the opportunity to check all the systems, in the cockpit, galley and cabin.
Also, it's filled this way, so if there is any problem, the airplane is close to LGB, ATW or SAV (mfg facilities).
flyingcookmosnter
Thanks for the scoop Elton. I hadn't heard about this before - very cool.
carpetshoe
carpetshoe 3
I think the point trying to be made was that Gulfstream didnt create any cool 'drawing' with their flight track. In the past, Boeing has done some cool ones.
aoehlers
aoehlers 3
would love to see an example of Boeing's if you happen to have one saved.
carpetshoe
carpetshoe 9
http://s3-blogs.mentor.com/jvandomelen/files/2014/01/Boeing_FLIGHT-TRACKER_12the_Man.jpg which was done for the superbowl

and

http://cloud.empowerednews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Dreamliner-Logo-on-US.jpg showing the 787 during its test

and

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/img/photos/2011/10/06/28758346.jpg showing the 747-8 test flight
bgodfrey
Brien Godfrey 2
And we won big time
nasdisco
Chris B -1
I question the accuracy of those Boeing flights. Images are easy to fake.
carpetshoe
carpetshoe 3
@Chris B, I can assure you of the accuracy of those images. I have been a member of this forum for 4 years now and from time to time, you get to see these 'tracker images' come up. It's good to be skeptical though!
bryanswann
Bryan Swann 2
The Super Bowl Flight . . . . http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N770BA/history/20140130/1830Z/KBFI/KPAE
csquared2002
chris carrick 4
That was a test flight ATW is a main mfg facility
kruzelc
kruzelc 0
Uh, no its not. There is nothing there.
csquared2002
chris carrick 2
I work across from this airport and I know Gulf Stream has a plant there
wombatz
Neil Kennedy 1
What a brilliant way to waste a day
andreliedtke
andre liedtke 1
interesting
epopchock
Evan Popchock 0
very weird, to say the least.

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