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by Markus Herzig

Updated: 1-Jan-2015

The PILATUS PORTER World PILATUS PORTER
PORTER FACTS
PC-6 INFORMATION
WORLD RECORDS ACHIEVED BY THE PC-6
Apr-1960

HB-FAN
PC-6
s/n 337

Registry in the "Guiness Book of Records" for the world record of the highest landing of a fixed wing aircraft. The prototype HB-FAN, with nickname "Yeti", made a landing on the Dhaulagiri glacier in Nepal at an altitude of 5'750m.
15-Nov-1968

F-BOSZ
PC-6/A2-H2
s/n 636

F-BOSZ, Turbomeca's PC-6/A2-H2 fitted with an Astazou XIV engine reached the altitude of 13'485m. This was a world record for an airplane in this weight class.
8-Aug-1983

A14-701
PC-6/B1-H2
s/n 701

On 8th August 1983, Dennis Coffey captained A14-701, an Australian Army PC-6/B1-H2, from Carnarvon, on the West Coast of Australia (in Western Australia)  to Brisbane on the East Coast (Queensland) and established a certified World Record in the category of "Distance in a straight line" - some 3,893 kilometres, which was set by flying as high as 27,000 feet and in minus 41 degrees celsius temperatures. The crew also achieved two Australian (national) records during the flight.
Photo courtesy by Juergen Riedel 15-Jul-1999

D-FAXI
PC-6/B2-H4
s/n 862

Another world record for the Pilatus Porter. The world largest advertising banner with a size of 1500 m/2 (25x60m) has been flown with D-FAXI PC-6/B2-H4 and pilot Juergen Riedel at the controls thru the air of Bremen in Germany.
19-May-2001

N394R
PC-6/C-H2
s/n 599

The PC-6/C-H2 of Skydive Texas was used to set three really crazy World Record and registry in the "Guiness Book of Records". Skydiver Michael Zang made 500 skydives in 24 hours! That means an average time per jump of 2:45. The Porter took around a minute to reach 2'100 feet, 40 seconds Michael needs to jump down .. again and again. Every three hours the Porter need some fuel and the guys someting to drink and to eat. Further on, this Porter holds now the Guiness record for the most takeoff and landings in 24 hours and the pilot (Tom Bishop) holds the record with 424 consecutive takeoff and landings with no relief (21 hours straight).


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