New Pilatus PC-9M's

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New Pilatus PC-9M's

Post by mark » Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:06 pm

Anyone know when the new Pilatus PC-9M aircraft for the Air Corps are being delivered?
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Post by Frosty » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:18 pm

Pictures of the Pilatus are available at: http://www.irishairpics.com/aircorps/index.html
They are supposed to be delivered at the end of March but I'm not sure what date. I'll keep searching.
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Post by dc3 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:40 am

The latest Irish Air Letter says 260 made first flight on 6 Feb as HB-HQS and is to go to Austria for weapons trials.

Consequently 261 is likely to be the first we will see here.

All aircraft are expected in Ireland by mid year, but no delivery dates were indicated.

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Post by dc3 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:54 am

Keep a look out this Wed, around 14.00 possibly.

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Post by mark » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:38 pm

Hi all,

The first 3 of 9 PC-9M's arrived in formation at Baldonnel, did a 10 min display and at 1510 all 3 landed runway 23.

Anyone know when they'll be out flying next?
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Post by Delta Romeo » Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:13 am

Im sorry did you say 'weapons'????? What a laugh that'll be?!
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Post by Guest » Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:50 pm

Hi Mark,

Have been reading your posts with interest over the last while,
however have nothing to add, so havn't been able to stoke the fires of conversation!

Noticed this discussion on Pprune though!http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91207&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

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Post by C152 » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:11 pm

What's happening to the 260's and 172's

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Post by lazza » Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:29 pm

jezuz,

260? heathen, SF 260 (Stelio Frati), designer of one of the most beauftiful aircraft in the world, give the man his dues for this design who's roots are 50 years old next year

anyway, as to their sale, the warrior wing puts them way of out private or permit use( IMHO)

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Post by Biturbo » Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:55 am

Even for externally-slung loads or agricultural use?

See http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/4776-0.pdf for other example!

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Post by stovepipe » Sun May 30, 2004 12:25 pm

Hi all
the Cessnas have long had their firing circuits removed. It would be equally simple to do the same to the Marchettis. The aperature in the wing where the pylon fits could easily be riveted over. There is talk that the Belgian Air Force are interested in taking them. More importantly, what will be bought to replace the 172s, or has that function already been catered for by the Defender?.
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Post by Flyer1 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:03 pm

The PC-9,s flew what i THINK was their first public display on the 19th June at the Kinair. The aircraft flown were 262,266,267. They flew some formation and then a simuated go around onto 27 and then flew back to Baldonnell

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Post by Akerosid » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:32 pm

This week's Flight International (p.18) reports that our Strategic Fighter Wing :roll: will be arming the PC9s with seven rockets and (on each) wing a 2in machine gun.

Thank goodness. I'm flying home tomorrow and I feel so much safer.

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Post by C152 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:54 am

They will not be able to take off with the weight and so get caught in traffic jams on the M50 :twisted:

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Post by afterburner » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:03 am

i see 4x pc9s will attend raf valley in wales on the 11th of august for a charity photocall.

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