We are pleased and honoured to announce that our Air Show will feature one of the very first public demonstrations of the RAAF’s brand new Pilatus PC21 trainers!
Although vaguely similar in configuration to the well-known Pilatus PC9s, the PC 21s are, in fact, a completely different airframe with 1600shp – DOUBLE that of the earlier aircraft.
The PC 21 is fitted with a high-speed profile wing rated for manoeuvres up to 8 ‘G’, complete with hydraulically-assisted ailerons and spoilers which enable very high rates of roll. It is also furnished with an integrated power management and yaw system which compensates for engine power and speed changes which make it handle just like a fighter jet.
Click here for more information on these incredible aircraft and their use in the RAAF.