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  • Byraer
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    Hmm, Think I know what you are on about. Hawkeyes is the sqaudron name, hence called because they help to "keep a watch" on the coastline, over events, etc. Alot of stuff to do with their role has since been outsourced to the CASA sorties and the GASU

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  • romeo43
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    reims rocket was the older type hawk xp the newer one. They could be refering to the squadron name Hawkeyes formerly ACOS, army co-op squadron.

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  • snip1
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    I know what the ROCKET sounds like i hear her regularly in castlebar, and it is like music to my ears. That said never see her on a wet day, yet! But thanks anyway for the help. MOD: Operational information deleted

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  • snip1
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    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    hi there
    A normal Cessna 172 plods along, making a NNNNNNNN noise.An Air Corps Reims Rocket positively zooms along, making a NNNNWOWWWWNNNNWWWWOOOWWWW noise, especially when flown in formation over a drizzly St Patrick's Day parade outside the Pale.As the world's slowest flypast goes by, you get the reflect that our national superheros are flying "ROCKETS". It's so Roger Ramjet!! They also use the coolest callsign, "hawkeye" as if to suggest keeneyed, eternal vigilance instead of a migraine from the throbbing propellor....
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    GttC
    So your saying its only a callsign, and nothing special?

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    hi there
    A normal Cessna 172 plods along, making a NNNNNNNN noise.An Air Corps Reims Rocket positively zooms along, making a NNNNWOWWWWNNNNWWWWOOOWWWW noise, especially when flown in formation over a drizzly St Patrick's Day parade outside the Pale.As the world's slowest flypast goes by, you get the reflect that our national superheros are flying "ROCKETS". It's so Roger Ramjet!! They also use the coolest callsign, "hawkeye" as if to suggest keeneyed, eternal vigilance instead of a migraine from the throbbing propellor....
    regards
    GttC

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  • Jetjock
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    Skyhawk is Cessna's own in-house name for the aircraft. C172 Skyhawk, C182 Skylane etc.
    Rocket refers to the licence built French model built by Reims. The Rocket features an bigger engine and a constant speed prop. Both Cessna and Reims subsequently produces a version called the Hawk XP. I have never however heard of a 172 referred to as the Hawkeye.

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  • snip1
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    Cessna Rocket

    Hi guys, I was looking up pictures of the irish Cessna Rockets on the internet and came across a picture of a rocket, 206 or something like that and the picture title was. skyhawk or hawkeye, i can't remember it was one of them anyway. and that was followed by cessna 172 rocket. Can tell me what the skyhawk or hawkeye means, if anything. Cause i only know them as cessna 172 rocket and nothing else. Thanks of your help
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