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Re: [OM] IMG: A Different Mustang

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: A Different Mustang
From: "Pearce, Wilfred via olympus" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2020 22:57:10 +0000
Cc: "Pearce, Wilfred" <pearce@xxxxxxxx>
You're certainly right about the Pilatus but more right about the Beaver.  The 
Mustang is the latest development of what was once called the slowtation. 
Medivacs from Lears? Thats class!!


And you understand the value of a King Air. You can land it anywhere with a 
reasonable solid surface, nobody has them on floats. And as we say here in 
their birthplace, we all recognise that they are built like a tank.


Humorous sidelight: When Textron bought Beech our of bankruptcy, there was a 
downturn in corporate jet sales, something more common than you might expect. 
For the first two years they owned Beech,Textron Aircraft (Cessna, Beech, 
Hawker) was profitable only because of King Air sales. Most of the upper 
executives are Cessna people and  they wanted to 86 the King Air but word came 
down from on high, "cancel that over your dead body."

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From: olympus <olympus-bounces+pearce=kmuw.org@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of 
Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:45:50 PM
To: Olympus Camera Discussion
Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: A Different Mustang

> Certainly the over the weather thing is an advantage, but the King Air beats 
> it in fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
> But the Mustang beats the LKing Air in the make your d**k bigger contest, not 
> a small consideration in owner operated AC.

I'd pick the King Air every time because of field options. Shorter
runways, gravel runways. And cargo carrying options. Besides, the
problem with this bigger d**k thing is that you show up in your tiny
Mustang and you're going to get punted by the Gulfstream Gang.

I think half the world's supply of Cessnas are found up here in
Alaska, but precious few (if any) are Mustangs. The aeromed flights
are almost all King Airs and Learjets. The air-cargo small jets are
more often than not Learjets. Almost everybody with a private jet also
has two other private airplanes. A float plane and bush plane on
monster tires is standard fare. Instead of jets or King Airs, you're
more likely to see a Pilatus PC-12 as the d**k plane of choice. And
for good reason. It's the Goldilocks of airplanes. I take it back. The
ultimate d**k plane here is a Beaver.

AK Schnozz
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