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Piaggio P.180 Avanti (N780CA) - Aviation First LLC
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Piaggio P.180 Avanti (N780CA)


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Alan Hume
Best looking turboprop ever made! An exercise in how to make a turboprop look like an Executive Jet.
Great lighting for such a smooth plane!
Dave Mathes
...I'd venture the sexiest plane in the sky....
Al Miller
If you want to make an impression landing at NCE, this is the plane you need.
John Sukovich
Re: "...the sexiest plane in the sky"

Yes, definitely. But also one of the noisiest, I think, given its size. I saw one fly over Genoa Italy during our visit there several years ago and was really impressed by its beauty in the air. But what caught my attention and made me look up was the sound it generated.

Apparently there are more than a few people impressed by its sound:


The article below seems to explain the cause of the sound - 2000 rpm props, blade tips likely causing sonic shock waves.


The article is from 2011, and it mentions a "new prop under development." Likely with scimitar blades?
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
07-Dec-2023 P180Salt Lake City Intl ()Falcon Fld () 09:40AM MST 11:03AM MST Scheduled
06-Dec-2023 P180Miley Meml Fld ()Salt Lake City Intl () 04:09PM MST 04:52PM MST 0:42
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Ralph Wenz Fld () 01:26PM CST 02:44PM MST 2:17
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Miley Meml Fld () 01:26PM CST Diverted
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 11:23AM CST 11:32AM CST 0:08
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 11:13AM CST 11:19AM CST 0:05
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 11:00AM CST 11:08AM CST 0:07
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 10:47AM CST 10:54AM CST 0:06
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 10:38AM CST 10:43AM CST 0:05
06-Dec-2023 P180Tulsa Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 10:17AM CST 10:23AM CST 0:05
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