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December 05, 2009

Gulfstream G650 Logs Some Hours, Passes Initial Flight Tests

Gulfstream: 'Performs Flawlessly' During Nearly Two-Hour Flight

Gulfstream is providing new details about the G650's successful completion of its first series of flight tests. During a 1-hour and 45-minute flight, G650 project pilot Jake Howard and senior experimental test pilot Tom Horne, along with flight engineer Bill Osborne, tested the aircraft’s handling qualities, engine operability and flap operation.

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FAA Shoots Down Spitfire

FAA Proposes $4 Million Civil Penalty for Spitfire Aviation Services

The dear old FAA has set its sights on a charter operation that seems to have been flying a mite outside the regs. The FAA has proposed a $4 million civil penalty for Spitfire Aviation Services, LLC, of Fayetteville, Ark., for numerous violations of the FARs.

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