Plane spotter: Airplane from another galaxy

June 24, 2013

Plane spotting is best practiced on terra firma. Still, plane spotters’ knowledge goes where they go—and nothing will grab the attention of two spotters flying the traffic pattern in a Cessna 172 like the tower saying, “Make short approach. Your traffic is a Galaxy on a two-mile final.” Landing and (promptly) taxiing clear, the plane spotters check how closely the huge C-5 was trailing, only to see a mid-sized bizjet touching down. Did somebody cut in? No. This is a Gulfstream G200, named after its original manufacturer, Galaxy Aerospace.