The G650 took 6 hours and 55 minutes to make the trip, cruising at up to Mach .92 at one point, a speed it could have maintained for the entire trip had the pilots not wanted to slow things way down, to Mach .90, for an 1,100-nm portion of the trip. To underscore just how phenomenal an airplane the 650 is, Gulfstream president Larry Flynn pointed out that the trip required less than half of the 650’s maximum endurance, which is in excess of 14 hours. The 650, as we’re reported previously, has earned FAA provisional type certification, allowing Gulfstream to do finishing work on the first customer airplanes. It has flown more than 3,000 hours and around 950 flights. Gulfstream expects full certification for the 650 by midyear and to make first deliveries in the third quarter.