Gulfstream introduced the GIII in 1980 as the third iteration of their highly successful purpose built business aircraft line. The GIII was designed to be the fastest, biggest and fly the farthest of all the business airplanes in existence at the time. By designing the GIII so that it could be based off of the GII that preceded it, Gulfstream added three feet to the length of the cabin to increase the overall size of the interior.
Other increases included a six foot addition to the wingspan, which added another 125 square feet to the wing area, allowing the GIII to carry a little over 28,000 pounds of fuel. That enables a little more than eight hours of endurance. That endurance can be enjoyed in the serene comfort of the GIII’s cabin, which allows the trip to be enjoyed to the fullest, instead of being cramped in a smaller airplane. The size of the cabin allows for an eight hour trip to be completed with a couple of meals served during the course of a trip. The full size lavatory as well the full size galley adds to the experience.
The Rolls-Royce Spey engines powering the GIII have a little over 11,000 pounds of thrust, which propels the aircraft a little faster than 575 mph. A range of a little over 4,000miles allows city pairs to be connected with ease. Winglets, a first for Gulfstream with the GIII reduce drag and allow for longer ranges. NASA designed airfoil sections along with optimization studies including weight, drag, cost, performance and fuel volume added to the success of the GIII.
With a cabin that stretches quite a distance, the GIII allows for all involved in the trip to stretch out and enjoy the trip, accomplishing all sorts of business along the way. This business machine can be the most productive member of the company thanks to shortening destinations with ease.
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”.