Flight Adventure: The Pilatus PC-6 Porter

The Flying Swiss Army Knife

Our Flight Adventure this issue highlights one of the most favoured short take-off and landing utility aircraft of the past 60 years: the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter.

The spectacular Inntal Valley in Austria is home to skydiving Porters.
The spectacular Inntal Valley in Austria is home to skydiving Porters. Key Publishing

Swiss aerospace manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft has been in the aviation industry since 1939 when it first won a contract to service the aircraft of the Swiss Air Force. In the decades since, they have also turned to designing and manufacturing aircraft as diverse as short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft, military trainers, gliders and more recently, a twin bizjet.

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