samedi 26 novembre 2011

Gulfstream 1s in groups!

Thanks to Gulfstream's maintenance specialist Jet Aviation and
the only two G159 Gulfstream 1s ever registered in Switzerland based
at Geneva,the type was very common to spot in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Now itis quiet very rare with the last visit (N748AA) going back to
November 28. 2008.

May 21. 1991
A nice trio! From left to right: HB-IRQ of Geneva based Leopair, which
was available for executive charter in a 24 seats configuration. In the middle,
long term stored I-TASO, one of four operated by Milano based Tas Airways
and right, N717RA of Roxane Music, the personal aircraft of UK singer Sting.

March 5. 1991
Another trio, once again I-TASO & HB-IRQ, completed by
G-BRAL of Ford Motors UK, who operated 2 of the type.

Now a few duos:

March 11. 1993
Air Provence International F-GFGV is standing by for its
passengers during the annual International Motorshow, when
Geneva based HB-LDT is taxiing back to its hangar, after
another calibration flight.

November 22. 1988
Roma-Urbe based Mistralair operated two G1s, including
I-MGGG (left). This aircraft was also a long term resident
at Geneva, ending its days as a Police trainer until around 2006,
before being broken-up. On the right, F-GFEF of Air Provence
International, which used five of the type at that time, with the fleet
growing to nine during the three next years!

March 23. 1995
On the left, former Tas Airways I-TASC, now wearing the
colours of Cuneo based Sunline in company of "old"
sistership I-TASO. Both departed Geneva during 1997
& 1998 for a new life in Kenya.

December 12. 1993
Two shots of short lived Sunline's G1s I-MKKK & I-TASC, taken
during a clear and beautiful sunny day. Both were sold in Kenya, before
ending their days in Venezuela.

I take profit of this message to recommand a visit to this
very interesting and complete website about the G1:

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