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    Default Best selling planes...

    CNN has their list of best selling air planes....

    Spoiler....a wee Cessna beats the behemoths

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...nes/index.html
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    Default Re: Best selling planes...

    I find it a little hard to believe that the 172 has sold 30 times more than any other general-aviation plane.

    Also, a quick Google search reckons about 13 300 Merlin-engined P51's were built, so why isn't that on the list?
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    Default Re: Best selling planes...

    Maybe those weren't civilian airplanes?
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    Yeah something ain't right.
    1700 PC-12's were delivered by October 2019 already and it is not on the list, which should have placed it at least 5th.
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    Die reën is 'n dag nader as gister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDL View Post
    Yeah something ain't right.
    1700 PC-12's were delivered by October 2019 already and it is not on the list, which should have placed it at least 5th.
    The list is for civilian aircraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    The list is for civilian aircraft.
    As far as I know the Pilatus PC-12 is a civilian aircraft. There were a few military variants, but it was originally developed as a civilian aircraft and appears most are used for civilian purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDL View Post
    As far as I know the Pilatus PC-12 is a civilian aircraft. There were a few military variants, but it was originally developed as a civilian aircraft and appears most are used for civilian purposes.
    Scrap that wrong Pilatus
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    So I fly the most popular plane in the world?

    Now why don't I drive the most popular bakkie in the world?

    Something is out of line here. But I'm afraid I'm sticking to my non Toyota bakkies he he.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDL View Post
    As far as I know the Pilatus PC-12 is a civilian aircraft. There were a few military variants, but it was originally developed as a civilian aircraft and appears most are used for civilian purposes.
    I think it may come down to who owns them and what they are used for.

    The PC-12 is widely used by many military and non commercial agencies, not for combat, but as transporters or surveilance or medivac purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I think it may come down to who owns them and what they are used for.

    The PC-12 is widely used by many military and non commercial agencies, not for combat, but as transporters or surveilance or medivac purposes.
    Yeah, it would help if we knew what their criteria was, but it seems from the article (paragraph 2) that they were only looking at civil aircraft, regardless of their intended use. After all, al the other aircraft on that list have also been used for the reasons mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I think it may come down to who owns them and what they are used for.

    The PC-12 is widely used by many military and non commercial agencies, not for combat, but as transporters or surveilance or medivac purposes.
    A most magnificent piece of kit. Virginia runway can look pretty short when sitting in a PC 12, yet not even halfway down and you are already climbing out at a rate of knots. With my buddies. I am not a pilot. Although I often ask if I can drive - some other planes as well - the standard response is always that I should make a departure of a naughty nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    A most magnificent piece of kit. Virginia runway can look pretty short when sitting in a PC 12, yet not even halfway down and you are already climbing out at a rate of knots. With my buddies. I am not a pilot. Although I often ask if I can drive - some other planes as well - the standard response is always that I should make a departure of a naughty nature.
    Incredible aircraft. One of our friends is a private pilot for a wealthy family in Durban who owns one. Ultramodern dual station glass cockpit, Turboprop, pressurised cabin .........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Incredible aircraft. One of our friends is a private pilot for a wealthy family in Durban who owns one. Ultramodern dual station glass cockpit, Turboprop, pressurised cabin .........
    Around 80 Bar ZAR for a new one. I am hoping for a ride in a PC 24 soon, basically almost the same cabin as PC 12, but twin jets.
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    My wifes boss, to which she is the preverbal “right hand off”, owns couple of planes. He has the Phenom 300 and is waiting for his new Phenom 300E which is currently being build for him, delivery 2023.

    Apparently also nice planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassfisher View Post
    My wifes boss, to which she is the preverbal “right hand off”, owns couple of planes. He has the Phenom 300 and is waiting for his new Phenom 300E which is currently being build for him, delivery 2023.

    Apparently also nice planes.
    Great planes. Just the thing to global hop with the family. And it is single-pilot certified.(not sure the case for commercial use - but definately for private use).
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    Yes, they own couple of businesses across Australia and they normally hop on, hop off at their pleasure

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    Apparently nearly 50k Piper Cubs were made.
    I realized it was used as military spotter and trainer, but it was developed as a general aviation trainer in the early 30's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Apparently nearly 50k Piper Cubs were made.
    I realized it was used as military spotter and trainer, but it was developed as a general aviation trainer in the early 30's
    That number is way off, around 20,000 +/- but history is correct…
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    I want one of these…

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