A Gulfstream IISP (for Special Performance–GIIs equipped with Aviation Partners’ winglets) set a world speed record December 15 on its way from Los Angeles to Kitty Hawk, N.C. The record flight was made to honor the Wright brothers’ first manned powered flight 100 years ago. The GIISP made the cross-country flight in 3 hours 48 minutes at an average groundspeed of 548 knots. On board were pilot Clay Lacy, test pilot Bob Hoover, Aviation Partners founder and CEO Joe Clark, TV newsman Hal Fishman and other aviation notables.
GIISP Sets Speed Record from L.A. to Kitty Hawk
- January 29, 2007, 9:53 AM