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Old 7th Apr 2020, 14:11
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The inner spotter is getting the best of me, curious to see this out of LTN do a flypast at RAF Valley then climb out again. Any ideas what it is?


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Old 7th Apr 2020, 14:20
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First of 3 new PC-12's for the Irish Air Corps. It did a nice elliptical route today taking in 5 different airports. Probably familiarisation sortie, but who knows, perhaps serving a purpose beyond that.
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 15:55
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That would have been this Irish Air Corps PC-12 serialled 280 (delivered last week):



and not this Irish Air Corps PC-12 serialled 280 (awaiting delivery):



Go figure.

https://flyinginireland.com/2020/04/...oday%EF%BB%BF/
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 16:03
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
That would have been this Irish Air Corps PC-12 serialled 280 (delivered last week):



and not this Irish Air Corps PC-12 serialled 280 (awaiting delivery):



Go figure.

https://flyinginireland.com/2020/04/...oday%EF%BB%BF/
Top one is Swiss registered and in civilian colours, so Iím guessing it is a loaner/demo aircraft to get crews rated before delivery of operational frames.
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Old 8th Apr 2020, 22:22
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Hi there,

PC-12NG "280" SN:1898 Reg:HB-FXT arrived at Casement AB, Baldonnel on April 2nd 2020, it is an addition to the Fleet so in total there will be 4 PC-12NG, 1 X PC-12NG & 3 X PC-12NG SPECTRE, HB-FXT will be registered as "280" & painted into Military livery soon enough, the next 3 aircraft that are currently in Colorado are due to be 281, 282 & 283.
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Old 9th Apr 2020, 10:09
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
Top one is Swiss registered and in civilian colours, so Iím guessing it is a loaner/demo aircraft to get crews rated before delivery of operational frames.
I heard the recently delivered one is staying and the previous EI280 is being allocated something else before it arrives so that they will recieve 4 now instead of the 3 intended.
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