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The Shed has found a new home

Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm


Seems to be for maintenance not to resurrect the plane.
A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin could serve much of western Europe but I doubt they'll use the The Shed as the basis of a new place as it ain't a pretty plane.
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Re: The Shed has found a new home

Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Not too many Shorts flying around nowadays as it is.

Interesting how LONGview is acquiring SHORTs. :sly:
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Re: The Shed has found a new home

Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm

As a YYJ resident and avid spotter, in a word: YES!!
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Re: The Shed has found a new home

Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Incredible news! Can't think of a better home for the Sheds moving forward. I wonder too if they'd entertain restarting production if there were some special ops orders out there to grab (also makes one wonder about a possible NEO, ) the 360 used all of 1400 hp PT6's shockingly for how big an aircraft it was thanks to slow speed great aerodynamics, I wonder what a Catalyst would do for that plane. Probably all pipe dreams but with Viking you never know...
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Re: The Shed has found a new home

Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 pm

A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin would be utterly useless in western europe, you surely mean ?

That's an island hopper, or an aircraft to go to and from a tricky place not far away, not a commuter aircraft.

Or my preferred use, to jump out of it, of course !
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