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Adam Frisch

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #225 on: June 30, 2023, 10:48:26 pm »
Amazing! You're getting one of the best 980's out there!
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

JMA

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #226 on: July 03, 2023, 04:28:16 pm »
Very cool, from one great owner to the next, safe flying!

Flightaware has a good shot of her...
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Adam Frisch

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #227 on: July 05, 2023, 11:58:00 pm »
But she won't track.
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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #228 on: July 06, 2023, 09:19:36 am »
I like the photos on flightaware (seems mostly taken by ground crew), but I wonder who chooses the aircraft type as I see a lot of AC90's listed as AC95 and reversed :)

donv

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #229 on: July 06, 2023, 11:45:42 am »
I'm pretty sure the photographer puts in the aircraft type, so if they get it wrong, well, not much anyone can do about it.

Bruce Byerly

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #230 on: July 07, 2023, 06:00:35 am »
I always file AC95 because that’s a -10 performance profile

donv

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #231 on: July 07, 2023, 11:43:55 am »
It's funny, I see -10 840s filed as AC95 and 980s filed as AC90. I think Bruce makes a fair point, though.

Technically, isn't a 900 supposed to be filed as an AC90?

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #232 on: July 08, 2023, 06:36:08 am »
It's funny, I see -10 840s filed as AC95 and 980s filed as AC90. I think Bruce makes a fair point, though.

Technically, isn't a 900 supposed to be filed as an AC90?

Ok Don, I know you just turned 29 but do you recall what they were before AC90, 95, 50, etc? Wasn’t a AC6T a turbo commander?

When I looked at it last, I somehow concluded the only purpose of 90 vs 95 was to advise performance difference so I chose to upgrade a -10 plane.  I suspect it makes no difference to  ontrollers these days.

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #233 on: July 08, 2023, 02:03:45 pm »
AC6T goes way back... I think that was a 680T or 680V or something. As I recall, a 690 was "AC69" or something like that, and that was pretty much used for everything from 690 on?

Jet Commander was AC21, that I remember.

When did they change all the designations? Mid-1990s, maybe?

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #234 on: July 09, 2023, 08:37:58 pm »
Mine is an AC80. You can also file it as AC68.
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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #235 on: July 09, 2023, 11:36:28 pm »
AC80 is right for you, Adam. AC68 is for short body piston 680s-- the 680E and 680F, for instance.

AC6L is for long body 680s.

AC90 is clearly for 690 series, including 690A/B and 840/900.

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/2019-10-10_Order_JO_7360.1E_Aircraft_Type_Designators_FINAL.pdf

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #236 on: July 09, 2023, 11:47:35 pm »
Incidentally, I find it interesting that the FAA still includes JCOM for Jet Commander.

Bruce Byerly

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #237 on: July 10, 2023, 04:05:53 pm »
AC69, I mean how could I have forgotten that?

I don’t know when they did it but I do recall continuing to use the old one until I couldn’t stand to hear any more questions I.e. they forced me. Maybe early 90’s?

JCOM is great. I propose “TCOM” or “PCOM” or, for jet prop we could go with  “JETP”

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #238 on: July 10, 2023, 07:03:46 pm »
Re JETP. How about MBBR (My Big Bad Ride)

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Re: New 980 owner
« Reply #239 on: December 28, 2023, 09:58:25 pm »
This has been a great thread to read! Lots of good info here so bumping it again for others interest.