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by Markus Herzig

Updated: 7-Jul-2017

The PILATUS PORTER World PILATUS PORTER
PORTER FACTS
PORTER VERSIONS
GENERAL INFORMATION
HB-FAN - photo by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke THE WOLRD'S LEADING STOL

The Pilatus PC-6 Porter and the Turbo Porter, best known under the name "Pilatus Porter", is a STOL- (short take off and landing) and multi-purpose airplane designed and built since 1959 by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in Stans, Switzerland.

First flight on May 4th, 1959

F-GOMB - photo by Markus Herzig
C-FBGL - photo by Coyote Air Service PRODUCTION NUMBERS
Total frames built up today: 594
by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Switzerland: 502
by Fairchild-Hiller Corp. under licence: 92

CURRENT STATUS
Active all over the world: ~ 294
On static display: ~ 8
Stored or under rebuild: ~ 23
Written off: ~ 218
Scrapped and whatever else: ~ 51

N355F - photo by John P.Stewart
HB-FLI - photo by Markus Herzig The outstanding features of the small transporter are: extremely short take off and landing distances (a football field is sufficient), remarkable climbing performance, high robustness, large additional load in relation to the dead weight. The PC-6 Porter is usable for almost each function and indicates an impressing area of operations: Pax and material transport, medical and emergency service, measurement and photo flights, with spraying equipment for agricultural work and for fire fighting. It can land equipped with skis on glaciers and with floats on water and it's an ideal airplane for parachuting. ZK-JMP - photo by Andrew Wallace
N699SA - photo by Brent J.Finley The Pilatus Porter attained world validity and made known the name Pilatus in all the world. Who knows Swiss cheese, Swiss clocks or the Swiss Army Knife knows as well the Pilatus Porter - isn't it? If not, it's really time to look at it and I hope my pages will give you an image of this remarkable airplane. 3G-EE - photo by Werner Paulin

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