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PC-6 & PC-7

PC-6
The Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter is a legendary performer, whose reputation was earned in such diverse locales as the jungles of Southeast Asia, the sands of the Sahara and the Glaciers of the Himalayas. It operates in over 50 countries, on all continents, especially where the environment is hostile and the access to traditional landing facilities is tough to non-existent.

The PC-6 has been used extensively in Southeast Asia for a variety of missions and weather conditions:

“You could land much shorter than 400 feet, but it was nice to be able to allow for approach and judgment clearances to take care of errors in judgment which the wind created. Six hundred feet was plenty. Plenty.”

– Bob Dawson, AAM Pilot, Air America by Christopher Robbins, 1979

The latest version of the Pilatus PC-6 is the PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter, a highly robust multipurpose aircraft that is extremely economical to fly and maintain. Its excellent short take-off and landing capabilities (STOL) allow it to operate in environments which are inaccessible to many other aircraft.

The PC-6 can be converted quickly and in line with customer needs for a wide variety of different tasks. With its large sliding doors on both sides, the Porter is perfect for paradropping, ambulance transport and cargo/passenger flights. An optional floor hatch enables the installation of cameras or other technical equipment for surveillance flights, photographic missions and laser imaging. Equipped with a tow hook, the PC-6 can also carry out towed flights. Skis enable landings on glaciers and snowfields. Fitted with floats, the PC-6 is equally at home on water. If a sand filter system is installed, the PC-6 can even be operated in the desert or in especially dusty environments. A special tank with a capacity of 343 gallons can be accommodated in the cabin to enable deployment on fire fighting missions. Spraying assignments can also be carried out with the addition of certain items of other equipment.

PC-7
For many owners, the PC-7 offers the most fun for the buck. This is a serious military trainer with underwing hard points and real tactical capability that is employed by air forces worldwide. It delivers considerably more value than any warbird you could purchase. The PC-7 offers an incredible balance of horsepower, weight, low wing loading and “G” available at low speeds, combined with the most precise, best harmonized controls we’ve ever flown.

The PC-7 has been in operation since 1978 and is designed for all aspects of ab initio and basic training, and covers a number of tasks required in advanced military flight training. With the PC-7 comes an exceptional standard of equipment, performance, and cost-effectiveness in this class of training aircraft.

Unique features include:

  • Low acquisition and life-cycle operating costs
  • Tandem instructor / student cockpit layout
  • Modern safety and life support systems
  • Established ground-based training
  • Proven airframe fatigue life
  • FAA Certified Aircraft

The PC-7 is powered by a 550shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25A turboprop engine. The de-rating of the engine from 650eshp ensures low direct operating costs and a long engine life. The aircraft utilizes conventional systems that are reliable, easy to operate and maintain. Access to the engine and systems is excellent. A hot section inspection can be carried out without engine removal, keeping maintenance and operating costs to a minimum.

For more information on the Pilatus PC-7, please contact our sales staff or email questions to acsales@westair.com.

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