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    Ä32m plus VAT for the 3 aircraft..... they are getting a good ISTAR package considering the airframe retails about Ä4m

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    it begins.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Is it possible it's being used to train/familiarise Air Corps personnel on the PC12 before our own machines are delivered?

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    Given the tight patterns it flew over Athlone and race-tracks over Dublin I would suspect the Garda more than the AC, not to say there might not be some AC on board.

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    I spotted it flying across Dublin City at around 1pm yesterday heading in a North Westly direction

    Ugly yoke
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilatus View Post
    Is it possible it's being used to train/familiarise Air Corps personnel on the PC12 before our own machines are delivered?
    No. Nothing to do with training AC personnel.

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    ... No.1 nearly here, early 2019, has anyone heard any indication on when it's due to arrive or other about it's configuration?

    Found a photo of the first machine (serial 1795) routing through Prestwick in May to the US

    * https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8967695

    I looked up details of the flight of that aircraft a while back, but it seemed to be routing to a Pilatus completion centre in the US (Broomfield, Colorado I think). Haven't seen any other public updates other than that, hope the plan is on track

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    ... No.1 nearly here, early 2019, has anyone heard any indication on when it's due to arrive or other about it's configuration?

    Found a photo of the first machine (serial 1795) routing through Prestwick in May to the US

    * https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8967695

    I looked up details of the flight of that aircraft a while back, but it seemed to be routing to a Pilatus completion centre in the US (Broomfield, Colorado I think). Haven't seen any other public updates other than that, hope the plan is on track
    First is delayed, so it will not be early '19. The other two will follow on schedule.

    Nothing forthcoming about AGS taking up the option for a fourth.

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    AGS may be waiting to see if the 1st PC12 is as good as promised before they push the button. They learnt a lot from their initial experience with the Defender.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Thanks Chuck, na grohmití for that. Pity about the delay on the first one, better to have it right than rush it. There's a fair few civilian ones around the place, but be great to see it in AC colours when it arrives and definitely a massive step up from the 172s.

    Have seen the Defender low over Kildare every so often over the last while, so someone must have sorted out a job lot of spares to get her back into the air

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