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  • 09-19-2011, 05:32 PM
    mason4043
    one of my favorite aircraft..i love flying in that beauty
  • 06-14-2011, 04:45 AM
    N360LL
    Over the weekend there were 30 plus PC-12's at KBJC. I aasume for the annual convention but I haven't asked anyone who would know for sure. I enjoyed cruising the flight line after teh tower colsed on Saturday to look at all the custom paint work.
  • 04-21-2011, 02:28 PM
    FalconFlyer
    Yes no kidding... (regarding Conklin)

    Although recently a lot of my clients are choosing Piston over Turbine due to the rise in fuel prices. At the end of the day in certain mission profiles it is hard to beat a piston.
  • 04-21-2011, 01:48 PM
    2Props
    Quote Originally Posted by FalconFlyer View Post
    CDubb... those numbers are close... but then again you have to be prepared for the large depreciation hit if you are buying new... That is where older planes come into play as 2Props was alluding to... spend 1/4 the money and not worry about depreciation.
    Therein lies the issue.
    New machine, low(er) hourly cost, high(er) initial cost.
    Old machine, higher hourly cost, lower initial costs.
    It's a million dollar question on trade off. Thank god for Excel and Conklin De Decker.
  • 04-21-2011, 01:46 PM
    FalconFlyer
    I think that would be a smart move.... but I would also consider older King Airs or Piston Twins.
  • 04-21-2011, 01:02 PM
    CDubb
    Quote Originally Posted by FalconFlyer View Post
    CDubb... those numbers are close... but then again you have to be prepared for the large depreciation hit if you are buying new... That is where older planes come into play as 2Props was alluding to... spend 1/4 the money and not worry about depreciation.
    Definitely not buying brand new but maybe 5-10 yrs old. I want to stay with a 45 or 47 model if I go with the PC-12.
  • 04-21-2011, 03:52 AM
    FalconFlyer
    CDubb... those numbers are close... but then again you have to be prepared for the large depreciation hit if you are buying new... That is where older planes come into play as 2Props was alluding to... spend 1/4 the money and not worry about depreciation.
  • 04-21-2011, 03:14 AM
    CDubb
    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    Generally speaking, yes, with a newer machine like that, compared to an older jet. This is not always the case, but Pilatus makes a great machine. The PC12 is a great short hop business traveler / commuter. I haven't looked at the numbers of cost per mile / hourly costs, but I'm sure they're noteworthy.
    Give or take on this but friend of mine gave me $668/HR & 2.73/SM, he would be flying for me so I've been having him run numbers.
  • 04-21-2011, 03:07 AM
    skycap
    Congrads to your partner! It's an amazing aircraft.



  • 04-20-2011, 10:37 PM
    2Props
    Quote Originally Posted by ADV.1 Matt View Post
    Very cool plane! I'm assuming running costs on something like this is significantly less than any type of Jet? (excuse my aviation ignorance)
    Generally speaking, yes, with a newer machine like that, compared to an older jet. This is not always the case, but Pilatus makes a great machine. The PC12 is a great short hop business traveler / commuter. I haven't looked at the numbers of cost per mile / hourly costs, but I'm sure they're noteworthy.
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