PC-9M Over Galway City (Salthill) 9/11/07

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PC-9M Over Galway City (Salthill) 9/11/07

Post by DonalMW » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:58 pm

Hello.
While working near Salthill today a Air Corps Pilatus passed low level over the residential area I was working in. It flew about 1 mile away (Out of my vision but I could hear it) before passing back again, at equally low level. What a fantastic aircraft they are.
My question is this, why was it in GAlway?? We only usually see the Pilatus our way for the Salthill Airshow, or maybe a one off display, ie Leavally earlier this year.
I know it's not an important topic this but I am just a little curious!! :lol:

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Post by Nanolight » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:41 pm

Student on XC?
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Post by GoGoGadgetGoAround » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:59 pm

Bored flying around Kildare all day?
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Post by MarBergi » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:49 pm

GoGoGadgetGoAround wrote:Bored flying around Kildare all day?


Or students and slightly lost :twisted:

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Post by Warthog » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:35 pm

Nav exercise.

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Post by michael747 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:57 pm

Just tryin to piss us off by wasting more of the tax we pay!!!! :D
They really know how to rub it in dont they!!!!! :twisted:
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Post by spider2000 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:34 am

Sounds more like a student on a low level xc navigation exercise to me, and why the suggestion that he was lost? Can he not fly over Galway or would that be an indication that he was lost? I would think that in the same way as a ppl student performs navigation exercise so would an Air Corps student therefore it really doesn't seem that odd to myself.

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Post by Nanolight » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:47 am

They're just jealous.
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Post by DonalMW » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:17 pm

Also guys, what's the cruise on the PC-9M ??
Are they available to civilian use/purchase??

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Post by michael747 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:15 pm

Nanolight wrote:They're just jealous.


Of course we are :D :D :D
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Post by Nanolight » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:24 pm

EI-DGV Zephyr Microlight wrote:Also guys, what's the cruise on the PC-9M ??
Are they available to civilian use/purchase??

http://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/media/P ... -Sheet.pdf

They seem to be aimed at the military though(pardon pun).

How mush better is this colour scheme though! Cant believe our ones are poxy grey like.
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Post by Warthog » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:28 pm

Nano i think you will find those colours are "Display" and ours are not "poxy grey". Grey is a standard Mil colour scheme.

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Post by Warthog » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:32 pm

MarBergi wrote:
GoGoGadgetGoAround wrote:Bored flying around Kildare all day?


Or students and slightly lost :twisted:


Id find it extremely difficult to be lost on this Island, especially in the PC-9M as it's equipped with a comprehensive, fully tandem-capable VFR/IFR avionics package for navigation, communication and identification, using state of the art equipment. The IAC PC-9M's feature modern avionics including a Head Up Display (HUD) and Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS) where primary instruments are displayed.

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Post by TrickyDicky » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:45 pm

The only thing the IAC's PC9 advanced avionics cant find is the way out of the Hanger :lol:

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Post by GoGoGadgetGoAround » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:06 pm

michael747 wrote:
Nanolight wrote:They're just jealous.


Of course we are :D :D :D


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