This Day in Aviation History
April 12th, 1966
First flight of the prototype Pilatus PC-7.
The Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The aircraft is capable of all basic training functions including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying. It has been selected by more than 20 air forces as their ab initio trainer. Since the aircraft’s introduction in 1978, close to 500 have been sold, with the majority still in service. Over one million hours have been flown by PC-7s worldwide….
Wikipedia, Pilatus PC-7:
YouTube, Swiss Air Force PC-7 TEAM – Flying Diamond – Intro English
YouTube, Swiss Air Force PC-7 TEAM – Flying Diamond – Spirit English:
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