Gulfstream. That is all one needs to say to convey an image of superiority. The Gulfstream G-IV is just such an airplane. Evolved from the G-III to be a bigger and better aircraft, the G-IV has an impressive ramp presence, commanding the space around it with aplomb. With a redesigned wing as well as new, more better engines, the enchanced, stretched version of the G-II gained quite a bit of range and capability.
Beginning in 1983, the engineers at Gulfstream, in concert with Grumman, began in earnest with the modifications to create the G-IV. Stretching the fuselage by about five feet, allowed for a cabin with quite a bit more room. Wing modifications allowed for reduced drag and increased efficiency. That’s not the only benefit though; increased fuel payload as well as a lower stall speed are welcomed improvements over the G-III.
Gulfstream has a tendency to continually improve it’s products so that they are always highly sought after, and are the best in the industry for a wide variety of missions. Small improvements, such as engines with more thrust and greater efficiency are excellent examples of the continuous improvement that Gulfstream makes look so easy.
As an aside, Gulfstream uses Rolls-Royce engines and the engines on this aircraft are named after the Tay river in England. Interesting trivia is that all jet engines made by Rolls-Royce are named after rivers in England. The Gulfstream G-IV engines produce over 2,000lbs more thrust than the ones on the G-III, allowing the G-IV to fly faster than 580mph.
The success that this Savannah, GA based firm enjoys is totally deserved. Everything that they make is highly sought after, and that shows with multiple variants of the original G-IV still in production. To date there have been over 500 produced, in five different variations, including military versions. Present day finds the G-IV being produced in two different models, each succeeding quite nicely in their own niche. And that is exactly what the G-IV does so well. It’s the best and that’s why it succeeds.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.