PC12 Country... :)


#1

I just went over to KOJC/OJC (part of my initials) in Olathe, KS & there are 5 PC12’s flying in & out of there - truck country for sure. I have never seen so many PC12’s in one little town before - reckon they are all country boys drivin them thangs… 8) :arrow_right:

I like the Pilatus - you can make her a cargo/passenger plane pretty easy & she can land on grass strips (farmers runway) - makes her very verstile just like a flatbed pickup!!! :smiley:


#2

I used to base out of KOJC a long time ago. KCAC (west side of the airport) is a Pilatus dealer and a Pilatus Service Center, and have 2 or 3 on their 135 cert. Ever since they started selling them, they have done well. They have a good sales staff up there as well, not to mention an excellent charter department.

Chris


#3

Thanks Chris for the info - that does explain it - I found that so odd for so many PC12’s to be gathered in one small town/airport. But thanks to you - I now know the “rest of the story” for sure. I’m humbled that you have helped alleviate my ignorance. I learned something today about aviation that I didn’t know & I love doing that or having that done to me - learning!!! :smiley:


#4

You’re welcome, and I try to do the same thing every day – learn something new.

:slight_smile:

Chris


#5

Since you made me curious, the top two airports for PC12 activity are CYQT and CYXL; inside the US it’s KTEB and KMHT. KOJC has about half as many daily PC12 ops as KTEB or KMHT.


#6

Now I, too, have learned something new today!

Thanks…

ps…pm your thoughts on Kimi and McLaren…

Chris


#7

Chris - you really know how to arouse a girl’s curiosity… :blush:

Is that some soap opera you guys are watching… :wink: 8) :arrow_right:


#8

[quote=“flygirljc”]

The greatest (and most expensive) soap opera in the history of the world.


#9

[quote=“mduell”]

Perhaps they will be dancing with the stars next… 8)

See - I learned something else about Formula 1 racing - which I knew nothing about till this moment & thanks for the link mdu… 8)


#10

Manchester (KMHT) is the home of James’ former employer, Planesense/Alpha Flight, largest operator of the PC12 in the World.

Pop


#11

And despite the fact that the F1 season is over, the soap opera continues…

md…what link did you send her?

KMHT…duh…I should have known that!

Chris


#12

Wow - we are all going to know all about the PC12 - we are on a roll for sure - she is a fantastic girl & I love the little trainer -wish I had one of them… :slight_smile:

BTW: This raptor is my favorite bird to - my nick is JBird given to me by the netjet jock/BB

I just hate to see her/him cry… :cry:

http://www.thinkpads.com/crying_eagle2.jpg

AND - I never heard of Ms. Grob before… :exclamation:

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I’M HAVING A MAJOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE THIS EVENING - I’M EXCITED TO SAY THE LEAST - LEARNING IS MY PASTIME!!! **


#13

MHT is going to be seeing a lot fewer PC12s in two or three weeks. Alpha is moving to Pease (PSM).


#14

Saw several of them at BJC today, the Americas Headquarters for Pilatus.


#15

There is now 7 PC12s based at OCF, soon to be 9.