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Piaggio P.180 Avanti (N780CA) - Not my photo. For Flightaware avatar.
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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.
dodonfred
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:

https://archive.naplesnews.com/business/naples-airport-addressing-noise-complaints-with-avanti-aircraft-ep-395112879-330885581.html/

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

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-airport-gets-earful-about-noisy-airplane/

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
20-Sep-2021 P180Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Napa County () 10:03 MDT 11:15 PDT On The Way!
20-Sep-2021 P180Afton Muni ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 08:19 MDT 09:08 MDT 0:48
17-Sep-2021 P180Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Afton Muni () 19:49 MDT 20:37 MDT 0:48
17-Sep-2021 P180Dallas Exec ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 16:23 CDT 19:03 MDT 3:39
16-Sep-2021 P180Culberson County ()Dallas Exec () 14:37 CDT 15:59 CDT 1:21
13-Sep-2021 P180Evanston-Uinta Co ()Culberson County () 10:21 MDT 13:25 CDT 2:03
13-Sep-2021 P180Afton Muni ()Evanston-Uinta Co () 09:06 MDT 09:41 MDT (?) 0:34
11-Sep-2021 P180Magic Valley Rgnl ()Afton Muni () 15:40 MDT 16:17 MDT 0:37
11-Sep-2021 P180Coeur D'Alene - Pappy Boyington Fld ()Magic Valley Rgnl () 13:08 PDT 15:13 MDT 1:04
10-Sep-2021 P180Friedman Meml ()Coeur D'Alene - Pappy Boyington Fld () 14:38 MDT 14:36 PDT 0:57
10-Sep-2021 P180Evanston-Uinta Co ()Friedman Meml () 11:43 MDT 12:27 MDT 0:43
10-Sep-2021 P180Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Evanston-Uinta Co () 09:47 MDT 11:03 MDT (?) 1:15
10-Sep-2021 P180Afton Muni ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 07:12 MDT 07:57 MDT 0:45
08-Sep-2021 P180Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Afton Muni () 11:31 MDT 12:13 MDT 0:42
08-Sep-2021 P180Boeing Field Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 08:24 PDT 10:48 MDT 1:23
07-Sep-2021 P180Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Boeing Field Intl () 14:25 MDT 15:05 PDT 1:39
07-Sep-2021 P180Afton Muni ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 12:02 MDT 12:45 MDT 0:43
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