GAF N22 Nomad

1971

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GAF N22 Nomad

The first prototype flew on July 23, 1971. 170 built.

3-View 
GAF N22 NomadA three-view drawing (700 x 1052)

Specification 
 MODELGAF N22B "Nomad"
 CREW2
 PASSENGERS17
 ENGINE2 x Allison 250-B17C turboprops, 313kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight3586 kg7906 lb
  Empty weight2150 kg4740 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan16.52 m54 ft 2 in
  Length12.56 m41 ft 2 in
  Height5.52 m18 ft 1 in
  Wing area30.10 m2323.99 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Cruise speed311 km/h193 mph
  Ceiling6400 m21000 ft
  Range1350 km839 miles

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Rick Bennett, e-mail, 22.12.2011 12:27

Hi,
I had the very great pleasure of being the pilot on the very first commercial aircraft to actually carry PAYING PASSENGERS in the Nomad. We started a Company in Wewak PNG flying into the interior of PNG and across the boarder into Irian Jaya.
Lots of fun and games....could land anywhere with a full load...and takeoff with half a load !! We did earthquake relief in Irian Jaya for the UN and MAF for 6 months in 1976. MAF liked the aircraft so much they bought one !!
.

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Sumpy, e-mail, 19.12.2011 10:45

The "experts" in Canberra put the thumbs down for the RAAF because of a simple thing which was easily fixed. I forget what it was as it was a long time ago. Does anyone know what??

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cap.josé arcos, e-mail, 01.10.2011 23:03

hello i need information over this airplane the price and status.

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Anton in RSA, e-mail, 07.07.2011 13:19

From different site's comments, I gather that the Twotter was great. Now how the blazes can it be that the Twotter is highly regarded, the Nomad got into tighter situations with destinction, loved by those that has lots of experience piloting it and refered to as junk from other?

Nomad would be very nice with a fixed wheel config for roughrer strips seeing Africa is opening up for feeders.

GA8 is very well regarded in SA with lots of idoling.

Indications are GA10 will be suitably priced and is awaited with great market anticipation.

Keep well All.

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Barry, 02.06.2011 14:42

As noted the Australian goverment announced in 2001 that they were giving up support of the Nomad, but fortunately GippAir took over design authority and are about to launch the GA18 Airvan. This is a very much revised Nomad with new engines and a glass cockpit.

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NOEL SELETTO, e-mail, 19.05.2011 01:39

I AM LOOKING FOR C250B17 ENGINE /GEARBOX USED ON THE NOMAD, WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF ANY ONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET ONE, TIME EXPIRED OK BUT MUST BE WORKING CONDITION.
THANKS FOLKS

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Tom, e-mail, 18.05.2011 01:59

I fly with Air Safaris in NZ on the N24 Nomad, they are a fantastic aircraft and do the job extremely well! Quite exciting having confirmation of the new GA18 Airvan. It will be an exciting future. Would have loved it if they kept the name Nomad tho.

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Greg Bland, e-mail, 15.05.2011 12:59

Very Interesting. Was a DCA Aviation Firefighter various places around AUSTRALIA. Saw a number of them flying in various places. One type that is not mentioned is the Search Master derivative. I know of one company that flew one out of Archerfield in the early 80's. Will agree with the comment above about the line drawing being probably of the N24.

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Paul, e-mail, 24.04.2011 18:39

The Nomad is FAA cert. they have been flown buy US customs and other people there. there are still some flying in Asia and New zealand. They are about to be put back into production in Australia they are going to make a N24 model again it will be called the GA18.

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Marcelo Alomía, e-mail, 02.04.2011 21:54

Dear Sir,
I've seen the versatility of N22C and a friend has one in Paraguay and is very happy with the performance of the plane, I wonder if this is certified FAA, I am interested to buy two for Ecuador SA, knows who has aircraft for sale.
Thanks

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John Kermond, e-mail, 25.03.2011 03:17

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority contracted a NOMAD for reef surveillance. I flew a number of times (1982-4) in the plane and was on board when we intercepted a Taiwanese vessel inside the reef. After hours of covert surveillance, we guided the Navy into the reef to make the arrest. A great aircraft!

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David, e-mail, 27.02.2011 00:00

I owned & operated Nomad N60PA - s /n N24a-96 back in the 1980's. I have several small airframe spare parts left. Most are new, but because of no existing purchase history, they are NOT certified for US use. Will sell cheap providing purchaser signs a Notarized hold harmless.

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Frank Smith, e-mail, 08.02.2011 13:11

I was part of the experimental team that buit the first 2 Nomads.I also modified PNGDF Nomads with Omega Navigation , multi mode Radar and long range tanks Whilst I was T Civil in Moorabin. If anyone has any questions about the construction etc, I am sure I could assist you.

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John Quigley, e-mail, 20.12.2010 10:03

Odd there's no mention about the Nomad floatplane. I flew in one about 1985
from Rose Bay Sydney to the Berowa Waters Restuarant one Saturday for a lunch
about a twenty minute flight north and a very hairt take off climbing steeply
up and over a hill top out of the narrow valley that contained the inlet that we
had landed in. A fantastic experience and a great lunch. Regards, great site!

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cap.jose arcos, e-mail, 02.12.2010 17:38

A NEED INFORMATION OVER NOMAD 24A THE COST

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Peter, e-mail, 28.10.2010 00:35

There is no way an N 22 can carry 17 pax. 10 at most unless they are midgets. N24 could carry up to 16 over short stages.

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Hornlanda, e-mail, 17.07.2009 22:43

Nomad N22B takeoff 600 ft landing 250 ft

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Gregg Munday, e-mail, 16.01.2009 22:40

Hi I'm interested in the tak off and landing disstance of the GAF Nomad N22B

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Mike Clayton, e-mail, 06.12.2008 02:14

How many examples of the NGA Gippsland Nomdad N24 airplanes, by way of 'intended orders'from both Curry-Kenny Aviation & Airfreight Solutions of Bathusrts in New South Wales, have been received so far?
I guess that the Curry-Kenny order /s will be for it's > Slingair subsidiary airline, over in Western Australia?
>
MTIA for any /all help
>
In aviantology
>
Mike Clayton S W O P & E & O E

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Kevin, 29.09.2008 06:44

I think the 3-view line drawing is actually of the N24 (longer fuselage) version and not the N22.

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