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    With the NZ Army taking a job lot of these over...

    With the NZ Army taking a job lot of these over the next while, what scope is there for our regular Army units considering something similar? Financing is always the pinch point (PCP anyone?), but...
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    August AFM has a small article and picture in the...

    August AFM has a small article and picture in the News section on the retirement of the 172s. Irish Air Letter of July 2019 also noted that 172s 208 and 210 were still noted as being operational...
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    Cool video above :cool: Just briefly back to...

    Cool video above :cool:

    Just briefly back to Adriatic Strike 2019, AFM August 2019 mentions Ireland as a observer too. Short article on it this year, think there was a more in depth article on...
  4. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Following on from the comment below from DeV on...

    Following on from the comment below from DeV on the Army > Impact of DF or DOD Policies thread


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    Must read closer next time :facepalm: Thanks DeV,...

    Must read closer next time :facepalm: Thanks DeV, great to see them overseas on that exercise with the Slovenians :) Hopefully we'll see aircraft traveling in the future.
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    Do you have a link to that Dev? Thanks

    Do you have a link to that Dev? Thanks
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    Not sure if this story surfaced in the past, but...

    Not sure if this story surfaced in the past, but it's an article from IHS in 2014 detailing how the Air Corps were using SitaWare to build a Common Air Operating Picture (CAOP) which could then be...
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    Short article on the PC12 being unveiled this...

    Short article on the PC12 being unveiled this time last year. Translated from French through Google Translate, so some of the words are a bit Franglais-ish

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    Sorry to see the Cessnas leave the fleet,...

    Sorry to see the Cessnas leave the fleet, definitely deserve a place in a museum for at least one :cool:

    An article from a French blog about the Cessnas, it talks about having the aircraft rigged...
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    An article from 2015 on a French aviation blog on...

    An article from 2015 on a French aviation blog on CASA ops, entirely the authors own thoughts I'd say, but a good Friday afternoon read :)
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    Saw the P72 out and about around Naas on Tuesday...

    Saw the P72 out and about around Naas on Tuesday and Wednesday... definitely a bit too low for the Stobart Air ones to be flying at... :eek: Seems to have a great equipment fit, with a super cool...
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    Thanks for the update! Great to see things moving...

    Thanks for the update! Great to see things moving along and sounds like it's in a positive way for the future too :)
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    A few months on, and a few months closer to the...

    A few months on, and a few months closer to the PC12s coming on stream. Have been keeping an eye on the web for any photos or updates, but all quiet so far. Is there any estimated delivery date for...
  14. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Some might have already seen it, but here's an...

    Some might have already seen it, but here's an article to some Slovenian PC 9s on a live fire JTAC exercise in Macedonia

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    Thanks Chuck, na grohmití for that. Pity about...

    Thanks Chuck, na grohmitÃ* 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...
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    ... No.1 nearly here, early 2019, has anyone...

    ... 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...
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    RFPs due for the Casa replacement on June 20th,...

    RFPs due for the Casa replacement on June 20th, so hopefully everyone's handed in their paperwork for exam 1, and are being scrutinised for exam 2. Regarding the C27J, saw this model/vaporware...
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    Did a little bit of searching on this aircraft,...

    Did a little bit of searching on this aircraft, and found that it's civil reg (HB-FSF) is used by Pilatus as a temporary registration for aircraft before it gets its final reg. This aircraft, serial...
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    A few interesting nuggets floating around the...

    A few interesting nuggets floating around the internet about the PC12; first, a more complete listing of the RFT specs in the one post which DeV provided extracts of in earlier posts

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    Has there been any info on the grapevine about...

    Has there been any info on the grapevine about what sort of fitout the new aircraft will have regarding it's PAX and cargo transport and ISR role? Be interesting to see what it comes with, and from...
  21. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    I was wondering if anyone could answer about how...

    I was wondering if anyone could answer about how the 4 sets of drop tanks that were acquired with PC9 269 are planned to be used? That is, how have things changed that drop tanks are now required,...
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    Sweet, great to see an aircraft has been selected...

    Sweet, great to see an aircraft has been selected at last! Looking forward to the details of the contract, from the Twitter post, it looks like we'll find that out later today. Will definitely be an...
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    Unfortunately I don't have it with me, but the...

    Unfortunately I don't have it with me, but the "Fouga Magister - An Irish Perspective" book described a low level route through the Wicklow Mountains. From memory, I think that route might have been...
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    Any news on the completion of the RFT process, or...

    Any news on the completion of the RFT process, or how it's going?
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    If a tracked vehicle is still envisaged at some...

    If a tracked vehicle is still envisaged at some point as a replacement for the Scorpions, could the projected US Mobile Protected Firepower solution fit the bill? Still a project in development, and...
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