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

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:58 pm
by DonalMW
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:

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:41 pm
by Nanolight
Student on XC?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:59 pm
by GoGoGadgetGoAround
Bored flying around Kildare all day?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:49 pm
by MarBergi
GoGoGadgetGoAround wrote:Bored flying around Kildare all day?


Or students and slightly lost :twisted:

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:35 pm
by Warthog
Nav exercise.

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:57 pm
by michael747
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:

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:34 am
by spider2000
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.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:47 am
by Nanolight
They're just jealous.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:17 pm
by DonalMW
Also guys, what's the cruise on the PC-9M ??
Are they available to civilian use/purchase??

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:15 pm
by michael747
Nanolight wrote:They're just jealous.


Of course we are :D :D :D

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:24 pm
by Nanolight
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.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:28 pm
by Warthog
Nano i think you will find those colours are "Display" and ours are not "poxy grey". Grey is a standard Mil colour scheme.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:32 pm
by Warthog
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.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:45 pm
by TrickyDicky
The only thing the IAC's PC9 advanced avionics cant find is the way out of the Hanger :lol:

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:06 pm
by GoGoGadgetGoAround
michael747 wrote:
Nanolight wrote:They're just jealous.


Of course we are :D :D :D


Without a doubt!