Gulfstream G-V N502QS with EHAM tower 25032011
Gulfstream Aerospace G-V c/n 601 N502QS about to depart from the business aircraft center at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) in the early evening of 25 March 2011. The pilots are starting the engines. The aircraft was manufactured in 2000. According to the FAA registry It is co-owned by no less than 11 companies, a lovely bunch with some wonderful names like the Ziff brothers, High Meadows, Pingo Jet and Woodstone (no, not Woodstock!). The control tower on the left dates back to the opening of the then new central Schiphol terminal in 1967. The high tower was built in 1991 because the planned new buildings at the airport would obstruct the view from the old one. To the right of the Gulfstreams tail the name of the airport is visible on the terminal building. The biz aircraft center is located on the spot of the original Schiphol airport, which dates back to 1916. This part is now called "Schiphol East", or, as older locals like me prefer to call it: "Old Schiphol". An image of N502QS taken from the same spot, but without the windsock, was posted to this EnoAeroPics gallery on 1st April 2011. Images of the Gulfstream IV of the Royal Netherlands Air Force were uploaded to this gallery on 26 September and 2 October 2010.