Gulfstream G650ER (G-VI) blank illustration templates

By Norebbo •  5 min read

I think that I’m really starting to like business jets. After spending the last two weeks working on this set of side view templates for the Gulfstream G650ER, I’m beginning to think about which business jet I’m going to buy the day I become obscenely rich.

I’m not exactly sure if that day will ever come, but…it probably behooves me to start coming up with some ideas for a cool “Norebbo” livery. I like to be optimistic, ok?

Coming up with a great livery for my personal corporate jet will be easy now that I’ve got blank illustration templates of both the G650ER and the Citation X. I don’t necessarily have to make a choice of what aircraft I’m going to purchase quite yet, but it’s nice to have visuals to help guide my decision.

Oh – and or the record, I think the G650ER is a much better-looking aircraft than the Citation X. If I had to make a purchase today, it’s highly likely that I’d drive right on past the Cessna dealership on my way to take the Gulfstream for a spin. Just sayin’.

Blank side view templates of the Gulfstream G650ER (G-VI)

Compared to my Cessna Citation X templates, drawing the G650 was a breeze. This is a fairly generic-looking aircraft, much like the CRJ-200. That’s not to say that it’s ugly or anything. It’s really not. “Sophisticated” and “professional” are the words I think of first whenever I see a G650. For the Citation X, it’s usually something along the lines of: “what the hell?”

Gulfstream G650ER side view

Side profile illustration of an all white Gulfstream G650ER (G-VI)

Gulfstream G650ER Line Drawing blueprint

Gulfstream G650ER (G-VI) line drawing

buy the Gulfstream G650ER source files

As I mentioned above, the G650ER looks very much like a CRJ-200. More specifically, a CRJ-200 combined with an ERJ-135. It’s a beautiful aircraft, and I don’t think I would have ever appreciated it as much as I do now if I never made these illustrations.

From the way that the wings flex upwards in their resting state, to the way the wing box blends into the fuselage – the designers and engineers at Gulfstream did a heck of a good job on this one.

What exactly is the G650ER?

Besides being a business jet which looks a heck of a lot better than the Cessna Citation X (buuurn), the G650 was presented to the public in 2008 as Gulfstream’s fastest, largest, and most expensive business jet ever. That title has since been eclipsed by the G700 in October of 2019, but the G650 was very cutting edge for it’s time.

The ER (Extended Range) variant of the G650 was certified in October of 2014. It increased the maximum takeoff weight by 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), and range was increased to 7,500 nautical miles (which is nearly six times as far as the Learjet 45 can go). For those of you who are geographically-challenged, a range of that length means that the G650ER can fly from Los Angeles to Sydney. Nonstop. Now you know why this thing is at the tippy-top of my wish list.

However, with a price tag of nearly $70 million (which doesn’t include the cost of actually flying it anywhere), it may never become a reality for me. Oh well. At least I have these detailed templates to play with.

Other neat facts about the G650ER

You know what they say about absence making the heart grow fonder? Not being able to afford one of these things has led me down the Google (and YouTube) rabbit hole of trying to learn as much about this aircraft as I can.

Besides being constantly reminded of how far I am from being able to buy one of my own, I’ve learned a lot of neat little tidbits about the G650ER that are worth sharing:

What is the next Norebbo aircraft template going to be?

To be honest, I’m not exactly sure yet. One of my goals for this year is to build out a decent amount of business jet templates, but I still have an itch (it’s more of a legitimate need actually) to go back and fill some gaps in my airliner collection.

Then there are the growing number of Chinese aircraft that I’ve yet to create templates for (most specifically, the Comac C919). Maybe that’s worth starting? There are so many options. Which means that it probably doesn’t do me any good to sit and think about it too much…

Rest assured, I’m just days away from starting my next set of side view aircraft templates. Stay tuned…


My name is Scott, and I started in the design industry over 20 years ago with a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. I have an extensive background in both 2D and 3D illustration, and these days, I spend a majority of my time creating aircraft templates and airliner art. I’m basically an airplane dork.

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