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In our first aircraft analysis, we examined the Grumman Gulfstream I (left) a few months before its first flight. The list price was $700,000, but we estimated the equipped price at $900,000. We figured the hourly operating cost at $365, based on a pilot salary of $16,000, a copilot salary of $8,000 and 27 cents per gallon for kerosene. The aircraft was certificated in June 1959.