Re: Single engine jet.

Date:         21 Dec 97 02:32:47 
From:         kennish@kabuki.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (Ken A. Nishimura)
Organization: University of California, Berkeley
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David A. Stuart, Sr. (dstuart@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us) wrote:
: In the December WIRED magazine they have a short profile of a single
: engine corporate jet, the Vantage by VisionAire

: (  www.visionaire.com  )  It is powered by a single  Pratt & Whitney
: JT15D-5.

: My question is: Didn't Gulfstream also market a single engine biz-jet in
: the 1980's? I don't think it ever made it into production though. Does
: anyone else recall that aircraft and it's name?

(RESENT due to disk failure)

It was the Gulfstream Peregrine.  I believe they had a engineering
proto, but it fell victim to the FAA 61 knot rule.  They tried
to get a waiver, but none was forthcoming.  Problem is how
to get the wing loading down low enough for a 61 knot stall
without sacrificing high speed efficiency.  Oh well, it would
have been a nice toy for Xmas.

						==ken