It takes a lot of coordination to safely tow this gorgeous beast, especially in a congested ramp. In addition to the tug operator there are two wing walkers whose job it is to ensure the tail and winglets are clear of any obstacles and to promptly warn the tug driver of an impending collision
Ok, who let these monkeys out of their cage??? and just as importantly, how do we get them back inside??
Hazy day but uneventful arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH). Post-flight inspection and paperwork complete, lavatory and potable water service complete, crew luggage offloaded. Time to shut down and head home
The G650’s massive wing is well suited for both high speed cruise (M0.90) and low approach speeds (120 KCAS at a typical 65,000 LB landing weight). Pictured above are the G650’s large fowler type flaps extended to the landing configuration (39 degrees).
Testing the new toy. A remotely controlled tug. The tug operator can tow the aircraft via a remote control. It worked exceedingly well. For optimum safety we always use wing walkers and a brake rider
This beauty is slender but requires a lot of space. It is nearly 100 feet long, 100 feet wide and its tail is 26 feet tall