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Old 6th March 2017, 06:47 PM
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The first two new RAAF PC-21's appeared at Avalon last weekend.

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...ning-aircraft/

On the ferry to Oz from Switzerland the RAAF roundel and ID were stickered over.

http://aviationspottersonline.com/ne...pilatus-pc-21/

Does anyone know why ?
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Old 6th March 2017, 08:16 PM
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On the ferry to Oz from Switzerland the RAAF roundel and ID were stickered over.

http://aviationspottersonline.com/ne...pilatus-pc-21/

Does anyone know why ?
Ownership not transferred to the RAAF, flying under civilian Swiss rego. Pity the PC9s are all going to be scrapped or going to static display.
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Old 6th March 2017, 10:10 PM
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Ah ha mystery solved. That explains the two unknown Swiss hexcodes that I picked up on 20th February.

4B14B8 callsign PCH34R and 4B14B9 callsign PCH35C

Crossed my mind that may have been PC-21's but though they weren't due for delivery till later on this year.

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Old 6th March 2017, 10:43 PM
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I thought it may be a formal handover thing.

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Old 7th March 2017, 08:47 AM
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Yes they passed through BNE as well which was different.I took some pics but heat haze was bad as usual that day.
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Old 9th May 2017, 03:36 PM
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Next two PC-21s (003/004) arrived in Darwin after departing Switzerland on 29/04.

http://aviationspottersonline.com/tw...own-in-darwin/

Ferry details and photos
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Old 9th June 2017, 03:11 PM
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Looks like HB-HWE/F are due into Darwin today or tomorrow.
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Old 12th August 2017, 12:26 PM
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Pilatus PC-21 formally welcomed into RAAF service

The first six Pilatus PC-21 advanced trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force were formally welcomed into service during a ceremony at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria on Friday.

Forty-nine PC-21s as well as simulators and training devices are being acquired under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System. The first two RAAF PC-21s were displayed at the Avalon Airshow earlier this year shortly after their delivery flights from Switzerland, with contracted handover to the Commonwealth due by the end of June.

“The new pilot training system is a significant leap forward and will train more of our people faster, and to a higher standard than our current system,” Defence Minister Senator Maris Payne said in a statement.

“This will provide the Australian Defence Force with a tailored pilot training system to meet the needs of our pilots for the next 30 years.”

Training of undergraduate Air Force, Army and Navy pilots on the PC-21 is due to commence in early 2019.

“The ADF will now have an intake of up to 165 trainee pilots each year at RAAF Base East Sale, leading to an increase in the number of successful graduates,” Minister Payne said.

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...-raaf-service/
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Old 12th August 2017, 09:01 PM
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And the 9th and 10th PC-21s for the RAAF landed in Darwin this afternoon and will continue their journey south tomorrow.
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Old 13th August 2017, 03:00 PM
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thks, Bob.

It looks like they are ferrying via Adelaide rather than Broken Hill to get to East Sale.
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