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Discussion in 'Purdue University' started by Kestrel452, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Kestrel452

    Kestrel452 Penalty Box

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    So what are the Warriors getting replaced with and when?
     
  2. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    Last I heard it would be Cessna 172s, in the next couple of years but I believe PU is still in the market.
     
  3. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

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    Due to business sensitivity issues, I can't tell how I know but I would look for that change to happen in alot less than a couple of years. It may very well end up being Cessnas but that hasn't been decided yet - I believe the RFP is still out.

    I'll in Lafayette on Friday for the big building dedication!
     
  4. GUNIT

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    Diamond wants the contract as well. I'd be surprised if Cessna didn't get it. I'm betting it's largely dependent on which brand maintenance is more comfortable with.
     
  5. Kestrel452

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    If Purdue goes Diamond, they can say goodbye to me training with them. I'll just stick with the FBO if that happens.
     
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Why? Diamond makes a good plane.
     
  7. GUNIT

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    ^Agreed. The DA20 was one of the most fun airplanes I've flown.
     
  8. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    I agree, the Diamond is a good airplane. Although, since I instruct at the FBO...c'mon over! Be happy to have you!
     
  9. Jason

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    Looks like Cirrus is (gonna' be) the winner......
     
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    Our Phenom 100 was down there on Friday. Did you guys get a look at it?
     
  11. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    I checked it out, I was hoping to see the cockpit lit up though. Watched you guys depart from the tower, looks like a fun jet to fly. How did you get to fly it?
     
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    I'm not flying that plane myself. Our company manages it for the owner, and it is now on our 135 charter certificate. The guy I've been flying with the last couple of days just finished his checkride in the Phenom with the National Resource guy from the Feds and was one of the pilots that brought the plane down to Lafayette last week.
     
  13. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    Very cool, it looks like a nice jet. I noticed it had a name too, not too many biz jets that I've seen with a name!
     
  14. Jason

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    The Phenom looks like a great jet..... I don't think that Purdue is going to be happy with it (doesn't even come close to meeting their mission requirements) but the few people that I've talked to that have flown it really like it.

    jec
     
  15. Kestrel452

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    I already train there. :p
     
  16. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    Let me take my foot out of my mouth, and say welcome, then!
     
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    Agreed. I've spoken to a few "select" faculty members who are very unhappy about the replacement. Also lots of negative talk from full time instructors about the SR20's. As if our private students don't have enough issues as it is in the rinky-dink warriors.. (staff likes to push instructors to solo students ASAP) I can't even imagine what it will be like with the Cirrus. Thank goodness I'll be gone!!
     
  19. etflies

    etflies Keeping calm, Chiving on.

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    Well, that ought to make their checkouts in our airplanes a lot more interesting.
     
  20. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    Just curious, what airplane is being replaced with the Phenom? What is the typical mission profile?

    (Just to clarify, I don't have a dog in this fight. Our aircraft was @ LAF under contract from Phenom - we don't benefit either way by the decision made by Purdue. Just asking out of curiosity.)
     

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