In January 1999, our department was flying a Gulfstream GIV-SP and two Falcon 2000s. We did some European flights, flew once a year to Asia, and did some South American trips in the Falcons, but basically, we were a domestic operation. That pattern aside, I was one of three pilots, along with a flight attendant, who were assigned to an around-the-world trip in the GIV-SP. The first leg was New York to Tel Aviv. To accomplish that required a middle-of-the-night fuel stop, in a driving ...

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