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Pilatus Porter History
by Markus Herzig
S/N 2088

S/N: 2088 Built: 1974 TSN: -
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
74-2088 PC-6/AU-23A Royal Thai Air Force 1976-05 Current RTAF serial B.JTh2-29/19
#2088 was used in 1989, repainted in Air America livery coded 238, to film the movie "Air America" together with 3 further AU-23A of the RTAF coded 184, 206, 215 (one in original RTAF camo). 8 derelicts from the Lopburi scrapyard had been used to build a flying hybrid Turbo-Porter named "Corrosion City" to film the hilltop landing and takeoff. A further derelict was used to film the crash landing into the back of a C-123 fuselage.

74-2088 of the Royal Rain Making Unit at Don Muang - Photo by Sakpinit Promthep © 30-Sep-03 74-2088 of the Royal Thai Air Force at Don Muang in new colors - Photo by Wim Callaert © 10-Jan15

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