Closing the Main Cabin Door with One Hand

Gulfstream G450

Eddie sez:

I've heard from Day One in the GIII that getting your fingers pinched while closing the main cabin door is just one of those things that happens. I've never closed the main cabin door on a GIII since we had flight engineers in our Air Force GIIIs. My next Gulfstream was a GV and I was taught the right way from early on so, all these years later, I've never shed any blood to the main cabin door. But I continue to witness the bloodletting. Learn early and you can avoid all that.

Note: this style of door has finally gone away. Our GVII has an electric locking mechanism.

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Closing the Main Cabin Door With One Hand

See Also:

Gulfstream G450 Aircraft Operating Manual, Revision 35, April 30, 2013.

Gulfstream G450 Airplane Flight Manual, Revision 35, April 18, 2013

Gulfstream G450 Maintenance Manual, Revision 18, Dec 12, 2013

Gulfstream G450 Operating Manual Supplement, G-450-OMS-02, Extended Operations (ETOPS) Guide, Revision 2, April 2, 2009

Gulfstream G450 Performance Handbook, GAC-AC-G450-OPS-0003, Revision 20, November 30, 2011

Gulfstream G450 Quick Reference Handbook, GAC-AC-G450-OPS-0003, Revision 34, 18 April 2013

Gulfstream G450 Weight and Balance Manual, Revision 3, March 2008