Since its maiden flight in 1959, the Pilatus PC-6 Porter has become one of the most respected STOL aircraft in history. With exceptional performance on almost any type of terrain, a takeoff distance of 640ft and a landing distance of 427ft, this aircraft will take you almost anywhere! Powered by the Pratt and Whitney PT6A-27 Turboprop, the PC-6 has a cruise speed of 115kts and climb rate of 941ft/min with passenger configurations to seat up to 8. Possibly two of the most impressive numbers are the Porter's 52knot stall speed and 2600+ lb payload.
With over 1 million hours flown since its introduction in 1978, the PC-7 is a dream airplane. Originally designed as a military trainer, the PC-7 has a prestigious history as being one of the most widely used training aircraft by military squadrons around the world. Derived from the Pilatus P-3 training aircraft, the PC-7 is a fully aerobatic aircraft powered by the dependable Pratt and Whitney PT6A-25A. With a climb rate of 2150ft/min and a cruise speed of 222kts, the Pilatus PC-7 is a great choice for pilots looking for some comfort in a high performance aircraft.
The PC-7 Mk II was introduced to the world in 1994 as an advanced version of its predecessor, the PC-7. Derived from the Pilatus PC-9M, the Mk II features a modular design offering integration of systems with only minor modifications. Powered by the Pratt and Whitney PT6A-25C 750shp engine, the Mk II offers owners the chance to operate a high performance, fully aerobatic military trainer with the efficiency of a universally respected engine. With a 2910ft/min climb rate and a cruise speed of 255kts, this next generation of the PC-7 offers owners’ speed and versatility.
The Pilatus PC-9 is an evolutionary development of the earlier PC-7, itself one of a line of aircraft ultimately descended from the Messerschmitt bf109E, Switzerland's principal air superiority fighter of the early 1940s. The PC-9 best compares in performance to the F-51 Mustang family, and exhibits similar climb rate and power loading performance at typical manoeuvre weights. Unlike the Mustang the PC-9 has a tricycle undercarriage and is thus a far better behaved aircraft during landing and takeoff. The aircraft is powered by the mature 1,150 SHP PT-6A-62, derated to 950 SHP, and weighs in at 7,141 lb empty, for its fuel capacity this yields a power loading of 4-5 lb/HP which is typical for late 1940s air superiority fighters. This is an important parameter in the training of tactical pilots, who from the outset must become accustomed to handling an agile aircraft.
Called one of the most effective air-to-air fighter possessed by the US in the 60's and early 70's, Northrop's F-5 fighter offers experienced pilots the ride of a lifetime. Starting its life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 50's, this aircraft won the International Fighter Aircraft competition in 1970. Powered by twin compact and high-thrust GE J-85 engines with afterburners, the F-5 boasts a supersonic maximum speed of 1.64mach with two hours endurance and a climb rate of 34,400ft/min to a service ceiling of 48,000ft.
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