Jimmie Johnson's G150 mishap with Rick Hendrick


#1

Rick Hendrick and his wife were slightly injured in a crash tonight while onboard Jimmie Johnson’s G150. EYW is a bad place to lose brakes.

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#2

Im not a fan of those wanna be Gulfstreams. Glad to hear there ok.


#3

The Astra’s and before them the Westwind’s are pretty good short field birds as long as you stick to the numbers.


#4

Have you Flown the G150 or are you just making an uninformed biased observation?
FYI- The G150 has GREAT short field numbers, and given the fact that it has a small wing says a lot.

I fly a Pretend-a-Gulfstream and think it’s a sh*t hot bird.


#5

Hey Jason,
Have you ever looked at an Astra/G100 wing out on the ramp when one is parked next to a Falcon 50?
IAI never admitted who designed the wing but after an unofficial ramp inspection I think the answer is obvious.

John in Saudi


#6

I’ll take a look next time- We have the same wing as the G100 on the G200, only ours is a bit longer. Most ideas in aviation start some where else :smiley:


#7

Bigger is always better, right?


#8

Always!


#9

You’re still giddy from the modern glass cockpit and the new airplane smell!

And having flown the Astra SPX/G100, they are mighty fine airplanes.


#10

More like getting tired of random erroneous ICAS messages. This weeks- the lovely “bag smoke” message
Also had an RTU go blank for 5min. Same RTU would randomly switch stations-last month went NORDO over texas for about 20min. Needless to say we have a new one on order.


#11

So did you throw the old bag overboard?

:laughing:


#12

Don’t you love “integrated avionics”? My personal best was having the #2 FMS “un-sync” itself and then reset it’s position while cruising down the AR to the Islands. Hilarious.