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Replacment for Cessna 172

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭roadmaster


    sparky42 wrote: »
    Well, yeah. The Commission has basically sidelined the Stability Pact, so the budget restrictions are put aside. There's also the fact that everything is being done at an emergency pace.

    The air corps should tell the government they need 2 Spartans as well and crew


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42


    roadmaster wrote: »
    The air corps should tell the government they need 2 Spartans as well and crew

    Any of them sitting around available? I’d make the case of the need to stick a cargo 295 onto the order at the very least.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    sparky42 wrote: »
    Any of them sitting around available? I’d make the case of the need to stick a cargo 295 onto the order at the very least.




    Nope, but funnily enough, as of today it was reported on Twitter the RAF are flogging off their surplus C130's & a person that works for a major aircraft publication has said he spoke to an RAF engineer that said there is plenty of years left in them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Sounds interesting!


  • Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭Savage93


    Psychlops wrote: »
    Nope, but funnily enough, as of today it was reported on Twitter the RAF are flogging off their surplus C130's & a person that works for a major aircraft publication has said he spoke to an RAF engineer that said there is plenty of years left in them.

    The RAF hercs are beat to death ftrom their Afghanistan commitments.**** buy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Stuff that idea then. Another 295 or maybe a couple of the new Embraer transports


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Savage93 wrote: »
    The RAF hercs are beat to death ftrom their Afghanistan commitments.**** buy


    Given that they are being retired a decade before planned, yeah they woul be hanger queens.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,951 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    A400 on a PCP please!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭punchdrunk


    https://fr24.com/PCH898/244f2478

    En route as we speak!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Shouldn't take too long now. Bet Pilatus were pleased to pick up that extra order in the present difficult times. Was probably a cancellation.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭punchdrunk


    Shouldn't take too long now. Bet Pilatus were pleased to pick up that extra order in the present difficult times. Was probably a cancellation.

    Judging by the scheme I’d say it was a cancellation- hopefully a little bit cheaper too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,440 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    Do the aer corp have many pilots trained up for the pc12 ?
    Although I suppose you don't need many extra for 1 plane ...
    Are the other pc12s still in the states ?

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭Peregrine




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    ‪BRAND NEW! Operating over Naas, “280”, Irish Air Corps Pilatus PC-12 SN1898, Brand new delivery as of today, possibly to be operated by 104 Squadron “HAWKEYES” as part of 1 Operations Wing.‬


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Maybe this new aircraft is the new Aer Force One?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    Maybe this new aircraft is the new Aer Force One?


    Would you ever just go away. Also no such thing as "Aer Force" as we have an AIR CORPS. The only Organisation with AER in their title in the Nation is AER LINGUS. If you want to address the Air Corps please address them correctly as The Irish Air Corps or An tAerchór.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    Markcheese wrote: »
    Do the aer corp have many pilots trained up for the pc12 ?
    Although I suppose you don't need many extra for 1 plane ...
    Are the other pc12s still in the states ?


    Yes the AIR CORPS do, there was a PC-12 here for a few weeks before this one arrived today, not sure if it is still here, the one that was her for training was OH-GTH.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭Psychlops


    PC-12NG "280" SN1898 HB-FXT arrived today at Casement AB, Air Forces Monthly reported on it carrying out a pre delivery flight before leaving for Casement, it is an addition to the fleet which will add to the 3 already on order & says the one that arrived today will take the serial 280, and the next 3 which are currently in Colorado at Rocky Mountain Airport will be 281,282,283.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Badly written article said the plane had air corps markings etc...whereas the photo shows it doesn't!
    Anyways...I stand corrected on the spelling issue which caused such offence, and I seriously think this aircraft in the right level of fit out would make an excellent component of VIP air wing. Not suitable for intercontinental trips but well capable of taking a few ministers and aides off to Brussels London Berlin Paris etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Aer Rianta has aer in its title Psycops! Point of information.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,698 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    Is it true that the Irish Air Corps doesn't have any military jets?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    I'm afraid so Henry. Ne'er a one! Check out the Fighter Jets thread for a lively discussion on this topic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Badly written article said the plane had air corps markings etc...whereas the photo shows it doesn't!
    Anyways...I stand corrected on the spelling issue which caused such offence, and I seriously think this aircraft in the right level of fit out would make an excellent component of VIP air wing. Not suitable for intercontinental trips but well capable of taking a few ministers and aides off to Brussels London Berlin Paris etc.

    Actually if you checked she’s already had her air corps number and the slogan painted on her, so she has some markings, and the point is made the rest will be done when time allows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Is it true that the Irish Air Corps doesn't have any military jets?

    Arguably hasn’t had them since the Vampires were retired (and that’s being generous to the vampires).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭jonnybigwallet


    Not forgetting the Fouga Magisters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Not forgetting the Fouga Magisters.

    Trainers at best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,951 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Aer Rianta has aer in its title Psycops! Point of information.

    What the hell are you on about now?

    Aer Rianta is a fully Irish phrase meaning Air Track (for reasons probably long lost in history)

    Air Corps is English (from the Napoleonic French), the Irish is Aer Chór (na hÉireann)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,951 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Is it true that the Irish Air Corps doesn't have any military jets?

    In point of fact, of the 23 Aircraft on the current roster and the 5 on order, only one is jet powered, the Lear 45 exec jet.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,698 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    In point of fact, of the 23 Aircraft on the current roster and the 5 on order, only one is jet powered, the Lear 45 exec jet.

    That's why I used the word military


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