Quote: A new squadron was created to fly single-engine U-28As in support of Special Forces such as the Army's Green Berets and Navy's SEALs. The 319th Special Operations Squadron, with six U-28As and about 45 airmen to fly and maintain the planes, is stationed at Hurlburt AFB in Florida, which is the headquarters of the Air Force Special Operations Command. There are no other PC-12s in the Air Force inventory.
DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 22313 times:
Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
Good lord...I hope that includes floor mats and undercoating. The 2003 Business & Commercial Aviation Purchase Planning Handbook lists the PC-12 price at just under $3 million...
I wonder what sort and number of equipment they managed to squeeze into that tiny frame to jack up the price so. Although that is a 3-year old data, if accurate, present value calculations would come nowhere near that, as even the new VLJs are in the $5M region.
AeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1611 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22278 times:
Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5): I mean, I'm no expert in the world of covert military ops, but I would probably choose a symbol other than a giant question mark on the tail.
The question mark is supposed to be a traditional tail symbol for jump planes, dating back to either the 82nd or 101st Airborne in WWII (my info is from an article that I read last night in Air Forces Monthly).