Flying Dassault Falcon 8X Private Jet to Paris
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Flying Dassault Falcon 8X Private Jet to Paris

August 29, 2019

(upbeat music) – [Sam Chui] Hi Guys.
Last week I was invited by Dassault Aviation of France
to try out their new flagship of their business jets,
Dassault Falcon 8X. Which is a three-engine business jet that can fly faster and further. The design of the Falcon 8X
is from the same design house of the famous fighter jets Dassault Mirage and Dassault Rafale. I absolutely loved the
look and design of it. It is so different to the
conventional two-engine, T-tail business jet. Not every day I get a chance to fly in a VIP private jet like this. So I would like to share
with you my exciting journey inside a Dassault Falcon 8X in this video on my flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris. The great thing about flying a private jet is you can have all the flexibility. I arrived at just twenty
minutes before the flight and I could even observe the
cockpit during the flight. Let’s enjoy the takeoff
first and I will show you more of the cabin feature
and service later. (energetic music) (pilots chatting) (engine noise) (soft music) This is what the interior of my Falcon 8X flight looked like. It was configurated with 14 seats across three section of the cabin. I’ll show you later how the interior can be converted into six fully flat beds. The interior is fully customizable. You can even install a
shower in the bathroom. Here you go. – Yeah, you can move
around, just like the same, so we have plenty of space. – Very cool, I really like this swing – It’s very smooth. (laughing) (soft music) – There, we have French butter, the best. This one is my favourite. I’m on a French private jet. Now of course, we’re gonna have
the French croissant, right? Hopefully the French
croissant tasted better on the Dassault Falcon. – Bon appetite. (upbeat music) – I’m really impressed
about the croissant. The croissant came
straight from Abu Dhabi, but we’ve got a Frenchman’s approval here. He also enjoyed a croissant, – It’s a real one. – Really good croissant. After breakfast, I started to
feel more relaxed on board. I enjoyed looking out the
window while we fly over the snow-capped landscape of
the Northwest part of Iran and Northern Turkey on our way to Paris. The Falcon 8X have a
much lower cabin altitude during the flight, at
just about 4000 feet. I definitely felt better on board, and less jetlagged after arrival. It is also worthwhile to
mention the noise level is surprisingly low on the Falcon 8X. Captain Boscal. – Bonjour. – [Sam] Could you give us
some flight information? How long was our flight
from Abu Dhabi to Paris? – The flight is going to be six hours and fifty-five minutes. – [Sam] Oh, so it’s quite
a long flight today. – Yes. – [Sam] And what’s our cruising speed? – We are cruising at point
eight five in term of Mach, and that means indicative
airspeed at 260 knots. – [Sam] 260 knots. Right now it’s doing Mach 85. – [Captain] That’s correct. But this aeroplane can
go to Mach 90, right? – [Captain] That’s correct. – [Sam] And now we’re at 40,000 feet. Man, this is beautiful. Look at his screen, it’s
fully colour and digital. So Captain, how much fuel
do we have loaded on board? – We have about 25,000 pound. – [Sam] 25,000 pound. – [Captain] Yes. – [Sam] I can see on the play screen here. – [Captain] You can
look at the three banks. – [Sam] And how much fuel will you think this flight will take? – [Captain] We are going
to burn 19,000 pounds. – [Sam] 19,000 pounds. So we have some 8,000 pound remaining? – [Captain] 6,000 pound
remaining on arrival. – [Sam] 6,000 on arrival. And what will be the final
cruising altitude on our flight? – [Captain] It will be
43,000 feet at the moment, just to optimise the time of the flight. – [Sam] 43,000 feet. I was told earlier this
airplane’s capable to cruise at flight level five one zero. – [Captain] That’s correct. – [Sam] I see. And just for our information, we just left Iran’s controlled
airspace, we’re in Turkey, northeast side of Turkey
near the city of Van. – [Captain] That’s correct. – [Sam] Well, thank
you very much, Captain. – [Captain] Welcome. – This is Catherine. Catherine looks after
me on this private jet. – Good morning. So Sam, welcome in our Falcon 8X. So this is the crew rest
area, and now I will show you that we can transform it
in a very comfortable, flat crew beds. – [Sam] Okay, you’re going
to convert it into a flat bed in the crew rest area. – Yes, very comfortable. – [Sam] Excellent, okay, waiting. (upbeat music) It’s a very long bed. Okay, see you guys. (upbeat music) It’s so beautiful, guys. This is why I love aviation, it’s just the views under
43,000 feet is so inspiring. It make you fall in love
with the romance of aviation. This is one of the reasons
I really really love the Falcon and flying. And I’m at home, almost like,
I turned into my slippers, pyjamas, my usual clothes, I just felt so comfortable on the flight. This is the advantage
of a private jet. (soft music) Oh, it can go the other way around. Oh, it can come down. Wow. So it can go like, ah, a person can sleep. (soft music) Ah, the table can come out. Wow, lots of hidden features here. – [Dassault Representative]
Yeah, you can have five people on this. – [Sam] Oh, we can have
people sitting here and also can enjoy the dining together. (soft music) What they have done is to
convert two double sofas you’ve seen earlier, into a gigantic, this is probably bigger
than a king size bed. And luxuriously decked out. I’m gonna try out my bed here, and there’s a door here
you can fully close. Well guys, this is it,
this is the epitome, the luxury on the private jet like 8X. I have a huge bed here, and it’s converted from the
double sofas in the rear cabin. They can convert it to
a huge king-size bed. Or even bigger than a king size. So I’m just gonna lay on my
bed and have a little nap before lunch is served later on. Before landing in to Paris. Hello, guys, guess what I’m doing? I’m doing yoga on the
flight to avoid the DVT, you should exercise in your flight, no matter if it’s a private
jet or a commercial flight. So, namaste. (relaxing music) (speaking French) Oh, poulet. Beautiful. – [Dassault Representative]
You speak French, huh? (laughing) Say just one sentence,
but he speaks French. – [Sam] If I remember. (upbeat music) Because it’s French, and you have beautiful
multi-plates cuisine, and to top off with the lunch we have beautiful
macaroon here, let’s see. And also we have chocolate
and a variety of cakes and dessert to go with, so. This makes flying the private
jet experience complete. (cockpit transmissions) (engine hum) – [Electronic Voice] 500. 300. Autopilot. Autopilot. Approaching minimums. Minimums. 200. (landing chatter) 50. 40. 30. 20. 10. Five. (landing chatter) (energetic music) – Well guys, here I am, Paris Le Bourget, after six hours and 40 minutes, with the beautiful Falcon 8X. Let me tell you, I think this
is the private jet to have, because it not only has two engines, it has three engines and
it has such a quiet cabin. I mean, I enjoyed a lot of it, because there’s just lots of good moments. I was so into aviation, I
was looking out the window, and I was totally immersed
myself into that experience. (upbeat music) – Welcome to Paris. (upbeat music)

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  1. Now the video also have captions available. All you need to do is to turn on caption in the video setting to enjoy!

  2. One thing about the 8X is the panel is so high it somewhat impedes forward vision compared to other cockpits. I know you can change the seat height but it still seems they compromised a bit, could've been a bit cleaner on the design IMO

  3. Wonderful Sam, Loved it every bit way. Thought it looked every way to work symbolic like it is work related jet where person travel on work related activity rather then leisure!!!!
    Probably relax leisure flying type would have different look of it. Enjoyed your journey, food was little pepped up huh 😉

  4. The people who can afford this usually will not be relaxing too much. Time is money and rich people don't like wasting it.

  5. No Sam, the reason why you love aviation is because you always get to fly first class and never fly on a bad airline! I love your videos btw!

  6. Well, I can't afford to steal or buy a Falcon 8x, but this week I bought 250 grams of Isigny sainte mère butter, while on the plane it's just a very small portion for the flight, I can also buy macaroons and chocolates from one of the best chocolate manufacturers in Paris ( la maison du chocolat), pure butter croissants and chocolate bread from my baker, while Dassault only offers the "mini" version!!!
    A good bottle of champagne, a very good bottle of red wine and a very good meal typically French and well you know how much it cost me, no more than 100€ for two people, so ok, I didn't travel in the sky in Falcon 8x for this price, but with all these good things I would have taken care to taste, it's my mind that travelled and crossed all France from gastronomy!!!!

  7. forget the plane and the flight, i cant even afford the meal they ate!!! donno why i am watching this, but, SAM CHUI, you are the best…

  8. So at 19000 lbs of jet fuel used on this 6.5 hour flight at 6.7 lbs per gallon and estimate $5.20/gallon fuel alone was $14,000 USD. Yikes! Not anytime soon

  9. When you were sliding your seat around bumping into the Dassault rep, that should have been the end of the demo for you. Probably one of the most unprofessional things I've seen a person do in a situation like this. Remember where you are before you act like you own the place (airplane)

  10. Everybody talking about the beautiful aircraft and I'm over here thinking….when's that hot blonde flight attendant gonna show some sexy skin or when are her boobs gonna fall out of that loose blouse. She's got the legs and loves posing them. Hope she's included in the price of that flight!!!!

  11. 6:10 the flight attendant looks like shenaz hussain a beauty expert from india who uses way toooo much makeup!

  12. The Flight Attendant was BEAUTIFUL and the crew seemed really nice. To bad it was not a 14 hour flight. Sign me up !

  13. Dear Sam….Excellent video as always!!!.. Probably you didn't notice but I think I recognize Capitain Pascal Verneau who was part of the Airbus crew in the A350-900 maiden flight back on September 2013.. What an honor!! See the link for reference:

  14. I just can't make up my mind between the Dassault Falcon or the Gulstream …..I like the Gulfstream design better, but it seems the Dassault has a roomier cabin.

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