PILATUS AIRCRAFT

500 km/h

maximum speed

11 m/s

Rate of climb

1444 km

range of action

HISTORY

Equipped with a turbine, the PC-7 is a high-performance school aircraft. It is used for the airworthiness test (selection) and basic training at the pilot school. The A-908 is one of 12 aircraft that have not been upgraded by the Swiss Air Force to the NCPC-7 version. The aircraft was donated to the museum by the Swiss Air Force in 2009.

The first prototype, the result of a private initiative by the Stans aircraft factory, flew for the first time on April 12, 1966. It did not succeed in arousing the interest of potential buyers and it was only 12 years later that the first production aircraft took off. A low-winged steel construction, it is equipped with a 550 HP Pratt & Whitney turboprop engine. Student and instructor are seated in tandem, they enjoy perfect visibility under the one-piece canopy.

Thanks to its excellent flight performance and modern avionics, it is used not only for the basic training of our future military pilots, but also for their advanced aerobatic training, formation flight and instrument flight. More than 400 of them were built. Its commercial success leaves no doubt about its reliability, flying qualities and versatility in the field of military and civilian pilot training.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Engaged: 1982 to 2017
Mission: basic training, IFR (blind flight) and aerobatic training
Engine: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25A (550 HP)
Propeller: adjustable three-blade propeller

Maximum take-off weight: 2’100 kg
Maximum speed: 500 km/h
Ceiling: 8’200 m/sea
Range of action: 1’444 km

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SWITZERLAND

GPS

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