My first jet flying was on RAAF pilots course in the AerMacchi MB326H. I had flown many “lighties” prior to joining the RAAF, but never a high performance or jet aircraft.
I loved that little sports car of the skies...yes, she was a bit of a slug on takeoff until you were clean and hit 200kts, but then she became agile and sporty. I was fortunate to make it all the way through and earn my RAAF wings, and go into a career of instructing on Parrots (CT4s) and Hercs (C130s). But this little jet taught me how to fly up to the edge, lessons that have served me well in the 29 years since graduating from pilots course.
The fun continues now in another little jet, the Lear 35. Still having a lot of fun after all these years!
The G650 typically operates at altitudes well above most commercial traffic. That includes trips that cross the congested North Atlantic ocean. These are my personal notes on the G650’s driftdown and diversion procedures as well as a system by system assessment. Interested in getting a copy? Send me a private message with your email address