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Pilatus PC-6 VH-FSB 1973


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Pilatus PC-6B Turbo-Porter

VH-FSB sn628 Forrester Stephen Aviation Mt Beauty 1973
The PC-6 is noted for its Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) performance on almost any type of terrain - it can take off within a distance of 195 m and land within a distance of 130 m while carrying a payload of 1,200 kg. Thanks to its remarkable STOL performance, the PC-6 holds the world record for highest landing by a fixed wing aircraft, at 18,865 feet (5,750 m), on the Dhaulagiri glacier in Nepal. Due to these characteristics, they are frequently used to access short grass mountaintop airstrips in the highlands of Papua Province (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea.,

628 was a 1966 build PC-6B. It is shown here as operated by Forrester Stephen Aviation during the 1973 Skiing seasons to fly skiers from Mt Beauty to the Victorian ski fields. From mthe late 1960s It also did a couple of stints flying survey missions in the Antarctic, assisting the Australian Antarctic Division. In 1975 it was damaged beyond repair during a blizzard at Mawson Base.

Make: Pilatus Flugzeugwerke
Model: PC-6-B2-H4 Turbo-Porter
Powerplant: Pratt & Whittney PT-6A-20 with 550 SHP
Height: 3.20 metres
Length: 10.97 metres
Wingspan: 15.20 metres
Max. Weight: 2,475 Kg
Empty Weight: 1,450.5 Kg
Range: 970 Km, 4 hours endurance
Max. Speed: 259 kmh
Cruise Speed: 203 kmh

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 June, 2012.

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