Ugh I MEANT A G650 I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m trying to fix it
I mentioned the word “Minnesota” to Fancy Kristen, and she immediately turned violent. Had to repeat “St. Tropez” over and over, very quietly, until she calmed down.
And just to add, it doesn’t even have a regular door. More like a curtain-type thingy.
It hoons MUCH better than a turboprop, the pilot said.
It says HONDA on it in lots of places. See:
It’s got space for two pilots, but it only really needs one. Ours sat on the left side.
It felt like a door, except it also had STAIRS on it! Truly, an incredible innovation.
Not a test mule! In fact, because Honda’s pretty much sold out of the jets, they had to rent this particular one themselves from a charter company in Salt Lake City. So it’s pretty much as customer-spec as you get.
The brief ride was a little bumpier than your standard Boeing 737 or whatever.
43 in 2017, and 84 jets all told.
It FEELS nice. But not like “holy crap WOW this is nice.” A Mercedes S-class, for instance, feels nicer.
3,934 feet for the runway, 1,200 miles, and hell yeah it can barrel roll. I wouldn’t recommend it, and I didn’t experience it, and the pilot said he wouldn’t do it, BUT HELL YEAH IT CAN BARREL ROLL.
No AcuraJet, sadly.
It has regular Honda seats from Honda. You must supply your own *magic*.
The seats were quite comfortable, a lot more like a leather seat in a luxury car than your traditional airplane seat. There’s not really enough room to walk around in there, but it’s so small lengthwise it’s not like you’ve got many places to go anyway.
Jinbos gave a great answer here, but just to add, the pilot said that mounting the engines above the wing (as opposed to on the body like most other business jets) reduces the cabin noise and vibration significantly, allowing passengers to maintain a conversation even on takeoff.