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    GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Anyone with the money could buy one of those Marchettis and operate it on the American experimental category. N-reg, cheap warbird and you could probably get aderogation from the DoD to keep the Air Corps paint scheme.
    regards
    GttC

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  • pym
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    Link to Gazelle pic mentioned above:
    http://www.flyinginirelandmagazine.c...album=10&pos=8

    Looks very well indeed

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    Thanks for the update...keep up the good work.Nice article on the PC9s.

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  • flyinginireland
    Recruit

  • flyinginireland
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    Correction and additional information.

    As noted by 'hptmurphy' our April issue (Issue 4 Volume 3) reported that the Department of Defence had confirmed to us the sale price of the four Dauphins and the Gazelle together with special tools and spare parts as €517,000. Unfortunately the euro sign was omitted due to a print error leading him to conclude that the figure referred to US dollars. This also led to 'criodan' to conclude that "the Dauphins went for €86,000 each". We apologise for any confusion caused.

    The new owner of he Gazelle has sent us the attached photo in her very attractive new metallic blue colour scheme and she has taken up the Hungarian registration HA-LFQ.

    We can also confirm that the Six Marchettis were sold to Airpower International Inc for €600,000.


    Information from Flying in Ireland Editorial Team
    THE source for Military news.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Sorry Criodan
    I meant the hangar next door.I heard that they have plans to remove the operational aircraft to another hangar and allow the Museum to take it over.
    regards
    GttC

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  • criodan
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    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Sod all.The Museum is full to the neck right now but a possible expansion next door has been talked about.
    regards
    GttC
    unless "they" decide to build a private hospital there

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  • Big Al
    Ex-bagger

  • Big Al
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    Originally posted by boomer View Post
    Why they didnt keep one for the AC museum I will never know in tribute to the 4 that lost their lives in 248 at Tramore.
    for what reason? "one of these yokes killed our comrades" best rid of them tbh

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Sod all.The Museum is full to the neck right now but a possible expansion next door has been talked about.
    regards
    GttC

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  • criodan
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    what kind of space is available for such preservation?

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    Very hard to do as they have gone to a leasing company and no doubt will be reregistered several times over before they finally retire.

    I would have agreed that one at least should have been preserved....

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  • Boomer
    The Gaffer

  • Boomer
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    Originally posted by criodan View Post
    damn good prices i would say!

    So the Dauphins went for €86,000 each, granted they needed an upgrade which I think has been done by now. but still thats bloody cheap. Why they didnt keep one for the AC museum I will never know in tribute to the 4 that lost their lives in 248 at Tramore. It would be interesting to keep track of their progress all the same as per all ex-AC aircraft.

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  • criodan
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    damn good prices i would say!

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    When you think that the State paid a quarter of a million apiece back in 1977, for each aircraft and spares and tools, it's not bad as depreciation goes.The Marchetti was a delight to fly in.Time to buy a lotto ticket, I guess!
    regards
    GttC

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
    started a topic Gone for a song

    Gone for a song

    As reported in Flying in Ireland

    Selling price of Marchettis ex AC is currently $225,000 per aircraft.

    4 Dauphins....A gazelle...tools and spare parts...$517,000 for the lot.

    Purchased by Rotor leasing in the US and Astral Communications.
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