National Geographic : 1966 Sep
InterContinental Business Machine Forty Gulfstream II's, Grumman's 585 mph fan-jet, have been ordered by leading corporations. Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines and a 3600-mile range will give Gulfstream II greater speed and endurance than any other corporate jet in the world. It will cross oceans. Or fly non stop from New York to Los Angeles against a continuous 90-knot headwind with ten passengers, a crew of three and 500 pounds of luggage. The cabin is designed for men who work in flight. It has plenty of space to walk around in, 73 inches headroom and a flat floor. A direct descendant of the fabulously successful Gulfstream I turboprop, the "flying boardroom," Gulfstream II is pure get-up-and-go, with Grumman guts when the going gets rough. It's one of the most thoroughly tested aircraft ever, with an expected life span of 50 years. No other corporate plane can touch it. GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORPORATION DISTRIBUTORS: Atlantic Aviation, Wilmington, Delaware; AiResearch Bethpage, New York Aviation Service Company, Los Angeles 45, California; Timmins Aviation, Province of Quebec, Canada.