Re: Smoky Gulfstream

Date:         19 Aug 98 00:57:24 
From:         Trevor Fenn <>
Organization: RCN Internet
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Robert Carpenter wrote:
> While recently plane-watch at DCA, I noticed a Gulfstream take off. It
> left a trail of soot that made even the oldest 727 look lily-white. I
> haven't seen such a trail for many years.  The Gulfstream was new enough
> to have winglets.

The Gulfstream you saw was probably not new at all. It was most likely a
Gulfstream IIB which if I'm not mistaken combines the fuselage of the
original G II with the wing and winglets from a G III. Many  IIB's are
flying still with the original dirty engines lurking under that gleaming
new paint job.

Trevor Fenn