Got to fly in a very nice plane

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by FlyBoyAndy, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. FlyBoyAndy

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    Yesterday I flew with an instructor that I do my flight reviews with. I want to start my IR soon, so I asked him to let me know when he's flying his boss' plane and wants someone to go with him. He texted me Monday and said that he had to take the new Pilatus PC-12 NG for some minor maintenance to NH yesterday. We went from KRME to KMHT in 1 hour. This plane is unreal and the only thing really IR that I learned was communications because everything was so automated. It was a fantastic experience in this plane.
     

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  2. CC268

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    That is badazz...would love a ride in a PC-12. Heck I would love a ride in a new Cirrus!
     
  3. eman1200

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    wow, nice!
     
  4. eman1200

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    speaking of new cirrus, where the bleep has @mulligan been????
     
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    Awesome! We’ve got a beautiful red/silver/black PC-12 at my home airport and I’m always drooling over it.
     
  6. CC268

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    So how does it fly? Did you land it? :p
     
  7. jordane93

    jordane93 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Looks beautiful!
     
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    He just might have. "Dude, why don't you go ahead and land it, push that button right thar."
     
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  9. FloridaPilot

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    My favorite airplane!! I got in one at the AOPA fly in. I sat in the left seat sat in the back. There is a private bathroom too.
     
  10. James331

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    Depends on how you define private lol
    Thankfully our had that removed.


    Awsome aircraft however, I'd love to play with a NG, all my experience has been in /45s, still a aircraft that leaves very little to be desired, just well thought out through and through.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    So reduced to an empty Gatorade bottle..????
     
  12. FlyBoyAndy

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    He asked if I wanted to be in the left seat on the way back. Not sure if he was serious but I just chuckled. The thing practically landed itself. I think I drove him nuts asking what switches and buttons were for the entire ride. The part where things became nuts is that he didn't know the answers to some, so he looked them up in the POH. Just an amazing plane.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I'll text him.
     
  14. mulligan

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    Mulligan has a wheels up time of 1600 today from KBTR to KPNS

    The tomorrow from KPNS to KBTR to KAUO

    Fun flying weather. So I’m just in the air
     
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  15. Scott@KTYR

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    WOW that is nice!!
    That is the plane I will buy when I win the Lotto!!! :)
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    teeheehee, he said 'KPNS'.......
     
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    Maybe the DEA bought it??

    Mulligan is flying his little one to the naval academy for the weekend for a code breaking class. Heard the Blue Angels we’re putting on a show there so hope to see some cool stuff this weekend
     
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    Blue's homecoming show at Navy Pensacola always one of the best. You might want to visit the Naval Air Museum while you're there instead of eating oysters and drinking beer while watching skimpy clad women on the beach.
     
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    It's about the size of a rolling garbage can.
     
  21. Checkout_my_Six

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    every kids dream.....to fly a PC-12. ;)
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Nice set of wings...:goofy:
     
  24. evapilotaz

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    So not much hand flying the thing or what
     
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    How amazing is the stall speed for a plane of that size the stall speed is in the 60's (67knots..I believe)

    Yes, it is.
     
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    Name a turboprop airplane with a better bathroom? Even tubine aircraft have bathrooms around that size.
     
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    Cool! He's coming here in his new ride??? Tomkrrow?????
     
  28. FlyBoyAndy

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    Well, if you consider 10 minutes total of landing and take off.
     
  29. GRG55

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    Now, now, you can't fool us. This is PoA. We know the wheels on that thing hang down, not go up. ;)

    Great to hear you're making the most of the good weather.

    But...:needpics:
     
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    You should stop in Binghamton on your way back. *wink
     
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    A selfie of you in the front seat,would have been nice.