Thursday, 8th OctoberG-VNAV Diamond DA62 Flight Calibration; VOR02 arr 1135 - dep 1714
Thursday, 10th September
HB-FXM PC-12/45 Pilatus; PCH547 arr 1128
N280NG PC-12/NG 'Shadow 1' arr 1225 - 'N280NG' dep 1426 arr 1748
N281NG PC-12/NG 'Shadow 2' arr 1225
N282NG PC-12/NG 'Shadow 3' arr 1226 - 'N282NG' dep 1430 arr 1758
Today saw the arrival of three PC-12NG Spectres on delivery to the Air Corps.
The aircraft had been in the Pilatus facility at Denver, Colorado for over a year having a suite of specialist equipment fitted.
They departed on Monday evening from Rocky Mountain Airport, CO and routed to Burlington, VT.
On Tuesday afternoon they continued on east to Goose Bay for an overnight stop. The next leg took them across the Atlantic to Iceland, arriving in Reykjavik yesterday afternoon.
Using their registrations as call-signs they checked in with Dublin ATC around 1145 they headed south from Cavan to the DONEB hold (west of BAL) where they joined up in formation. Once established in the hold the call-sign was changed to "Shadow" and the formation routed across the south city to Killiney and turned back to perform a low pass along runway 28 before breaking left to land.
Pilatus personnel also arrived earlier from their base in Switzerland aboard the company's PC-12.
Two of the aircraft, N280NG & N282NG then departed on an acceptance flight which took them down to the southwest of Kerry (approx 49N 14W) and both recovered to BAL just in time for tea!