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    I think its time to get jet aircraft

    http://www.businesspost.ie/russian-b...lled-airspace/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McGrath View Post
    I think its time to get jet aircraft

    http://www.businesspost.ie/russian-b...lled-airspace/
    Which would be more relevant to the AC Fighter thread below this one rather than in this thread.

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    is there much point linking to articles that sit behind paywalls?

    is there much point linking to articles that are so badly researched that they claim that the RAF used an aircraft that got turned into razorblades 5 years ago?

    with respect, this has been happening for the best part of a decade - if a new policy is called for, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropebag View Post

    with respect, this has been happening for the best part of a decade - if a new policy is called for, why?
    Because we effin well need to be in control of our own airspace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galloglass View Post
    Small and piston engine. It has a bigger brother though which is a turboprop: http://www.vulcanair.com/special-mission-a-viator

    This might just be the ticket actually http://www.vulcanair.com/userfiles/f...0_A-Viator.pdf
    Last edited by Graylion; 26th September 2016 at 23:46.

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    These are all small airframes. They hate small airframes, the people who end up stuck inside them for hours. Why do you think they hate the Defender?

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    Might have another visitor today, heard a PT6 whirring overhead in Dublin and thought it was a PC9... It wasnt

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    if it's a PC-12, the registration just might be HB-FRY.

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    http://dronefreaks.org/2015/08/08/la...in-the-market/

    50kg payload
    8hr flight time
    150kts
    400km range
    STOL

    50 kg is a lot of space for ISR sensors. You could fit a FLiR, hyperspectral camera, comms rebro etc

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    Not a chance in hell of a drone, no hours for pilots, and with the fleet halved in recent years that would be like turkeys voting for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
    Not a chance in hell of a drone, no hours for pilots, and with the fleet halved in recent years that would be like turkeys voting for Christmas.
    while, sadly, i don't disagree that thats how it will turn out, the question that the DOD and government should ask itself is 'since when do turkeys get a vote?'

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    The military would see it as additional assets improving surveillance coverage and augmenting and complementing existing capabilities.
    The govt would see it as an alternative.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    KOK KEK PEPE



    The next post of this nature gets points, this isn't even humour...
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    http://www.defence.ie/website.nsf/Minbrief3

    "Single engine" and "advertised .... in near future"

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    Larger single engine: Cessna caravan/PC12.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Flying in Ireland mag is giving the PC12 the nod

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    While not a PC12 Eagle/Spectre U28A the video in the link gives a nice internal view of the MC12 Liberty

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQDmt4CiY2I

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Flying in Ireland mag is giving the PC12 the nod
    From my ever diminishing internal sources, I get the same thing, besides I don't think the PC-12 is either suitable or desirable so that's what they will get, if this sounds cynical, well many of you have known me the guts of 15 years, the King Air is the only sensible choice.
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    1 engine too many?
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    1 engine too many?
    Depends on your [accountants] point of view, the PC-12 could be said to have one engine too few..
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
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    All the talk was of a twin, I'd say the financial realities say single

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    how very clever :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    All the talk was of a twin, I'd say the financial realities say single
    Multi engine complicates the training system. Ideally, once a wings course (on the PC9) is complete, the new pilot transitions to cessna single engine to get used to the business of flying for work. Adding a 2nd engine delays this transition, or removes this useful workup area to build flying hours.
    A multi engine replacement would require a major policy change for the Air Corps, not known for their flexibility.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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