From The Archives: Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream 4 On Second Flight Near Savannah
This image of a Gulfstream 4 on its second flight near Savannah, made it as the cover of the magazine in October 1985. Its first flight was made on Sep. 19, with the landing gear extended. During the second flight on the same day, the landing gear was retracted. Gulfstream's chief test pilot Leland Johnson took the controls alongside director of operations, Edward Mendenhall.
The Gulfstream is powered by two 12,420 lb.-thrust Rolls-Royce Tay engines
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