THE PILATUS PC-24 SUPER VERSATILE JET TAKES OFF AND LANDS ON GRASS RUNWAY

FANO AIRFIELD, ITALY – The Pilatus PC-24 is a very versatile jet, capable of take off and landing on dirt/grass runways. This was tested at Fano Airfield in Italy. The video shows very rare and awesome footage of the tests, like you’ve probably never seen before.

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The Pilatus PC-24’s showing its amazing capabilities by taking off and landing at Fano Airfield’s unmade dirt/grass runway. Video: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd on YouTube.

Fano Airfield in the Marche region of Italy offers optimum test conditions; Aircraft manufacturer Pilatus spent 1 week there in July 2018 testing the PC-24’s landing and take off capabilities on the airfield’s unmade dirt/grass runway.

From the outset, the PC-24 was designed for “off road” operations. Its outstanding performance on short unmade runways opens up an incredible degree of flexibility and new opportunities. The PC-24 provides access to almost twice as many airports worldwide compared to other jets currently available on the market.

The outstanding flexibility of the PC-24 opens the door on an enviable spectrum of possibilities – whether as a business jet, ambulance aircraft or for other special missions. All this makes it a Super Versatile Jet, an aircraft designed to fulfil a wide variety of individual mission profiles.

The Swiss Air Force has recently received its first Pilatus PC-24 ‘Air Force One’ aircraft.

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(Top photo credit: Pilatus Aircraft)

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