The three new Pilatus PC-12 Spectres (above) parked up in Denver and destined for Ireland. One of the PC12s in flight (top).
The Irish Air Corps are expected to take delivery of three new Pilatus PC-12 Spectre aircraft, which have been based at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA since February 2019. The contract was signed in 2017
Via Alan Dwyer in Flying Ireland:
They were delivered here [Denver] from the Pilatus factory in Switzerland to be fitted out with their mission equipment and testing.
The three aircraft took off within minutes of each other on Tuesday from their temporary home heading for Burlington, Vermont where they landed after a flight of almost five hours.
Following an overnight stop they continued on to Goose Bay in Newfoundland for another overnight stop off before the Atlantic crossing.
They are scheduled to continue on to Iceland then make the final journey to their new home in Baldonnel today.
On arrival, the aircraft will take up the Irish markings and the Air Corps roundel will be added to the colour scheme….
Thanks Jack Jones