Good day All
Summer has well and truly arrived, with temperatures well into the top end of the 30’s, and with summer comes the fly-in season which is in full swing and this weekend is definitely no exception.
Peter Hengst memorial fly-in will be held from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November, Brits airfield always host amazing fly-in's and this one is bound to be as good as always.
Ivan and Sonica van der Schaar invite all Radial or Biplane pilots (as well as everyone else ) to join them at their new home at Brakpan Airfield on Saturday 11 November. The fly-in will also be a House (hangar) warming for their new Hangar.
Any "Rag n Tube"guys out there Goldfields Gliding Club in Welkom is the place to be this weekend. Soaring Society of South Africa will be hosting this event and all are welcome.
The Dubai Airshow will be kicking off on Sunday 12 November and will continue to 16 November, And as always in Dubai this will be a massive event
If you are in the Limpopo Province next week please try make it to one of the Seafty First Aviator talks, listening to what they have to say can only be good and may even save your life.
The Pilatus PC-24 World’s First and Only Super Versatile Jet
The PC-24 is simply unique. It’s the only aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet, and the performance of a light jet. It’s a plane that simply doesn’t fit into any of the existing business jet categories. That’s why we had to create a new one: the Super Versatile Jet (SVJ) category
Goes where no Business Jet has gone before
The PC-24 has been engineered to be “off-road” compatible from the
beginning. Its outstanding short-field performance – even on unpaved runways – opens up an incredible level of mobility. There are around 10,650 airports in the world that you can access with an aircraft able to operate on runways with a length of 3,130 feet (954 m). There are an additional 1,300 airports that become available when your aircraft needs only 2,690 feet (820 m). Of course, in both cases these runways will have to be paved.
Now let’s look at the number of runways around the world that offer a length of at least 2,690 feet (820 m) but feature unpaved surfaces – like grass or gravel.
Over 21,000! So with the PC-24, you will have access to almost 100 % more airports around the world. That means you can fly closer to your final destination than with any other business jet. You’ll be able to use smaller airports and avoid massive administrative procedures, and reduce ground transfer time to an absolute minimum.
Performance Weights Dimensions
Max Cruise Speed
Max Range 4 Passengers
(800 lb payload, NBAA IFR reserve, LRC, single pilot)
Max Range 6 Passengers
(1200 lb payload, NBAA IFR reserve, LRC, single pilot)
Take-Off Balanced Field Length
(MTOW, ISA, sea level, dry paved runway)
Landing Distance over 50 ft Obstacle
(MLW, ISA, sea level, dry paved runway)
Rate of Climb
(MTOW, Sea Level)
Time to Climb Sea Level to FL 450
(MLW, ISA, Sea Level)
Like a Penthouse on the 5,000TH Floor, the PC-24’s cabin volume tops business jets costing almost twice as much. The interior of the PC-24 has been designed from the outset for quick and easy reconfiguration – an option not found in many other business jets. Each passenger seat features quick-change capability enabling its addition or removal in just a few minutes. The aft partition is movable so you can easily enlarge the passenger cabin or increase the baggage compartment volume for each and every flight.
11 + 1 Pilot
Only the finest-quality materials have been used to create an interior that fits in perfectly with the latest standards of comfort and functionality. Every component is chosen to enhance the passenger experience: soft leathers and rare hardwood cabinetry full of exquisite details create a bespoke interior that reflects the meticulous purpose of the aircraft. The generously sized cabin, with its continuous flat floor, allows for an exceptional amount of headroom for both passengers and crew.
Cabin Figures Cabin Plan Cabin Configurations
23 ft 00 in
5 ft 7 in
5 ft 1 in
Cabin Floor Width
3 ft 10 in
53 x 24 in
51 x 49 in
Designed for 45,000 Feet and Two Hands
All Pilatus aircraft are certified for single-pilot operation. And the PC-24 is no exception to this rule. The cockpit layout is efficient and intuitive. From the comfort of his or her seat, the pilot finds an environment that has been designed specifically to reduce workload and improve safety while providing full situational awareness under all circumstances. Simply put, the PC-24 is the perfect combination of single-pilot operational know-how, and state-of-the-art avionics technology. And of course the PC-24 can also be flown by two pilots.
The PC-24’s Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE™) sets the standard for high-tech simplicity. Pilatus ACE™ is so capable and offers such a wealth of functionality that in its most basic configuration it boasts the most intuitive and user-friendly cockpit concepts ever seen in business aviation. Four 12-inch screens ensure that all relevant information is displayed in the right place and with no delay. The Inertial Reference System (IRS) guarantees excellent reliability and accuracy of altitude and navigation data.
As standard equipment, the Pilatus ACE™ also includes a Synthetic Vision System, Autothrottle, Graphical Flight Planning, Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), and Localiser Performance with Vertical (LPV) guidance capability.
Why Own a PC-24?
01 More Airports
No other business jet can operate from paved and even unpaved surfaces as short as 2,690 feet (820 m) – this gives you access to more than 21,000 airports worldwide.
02 Cabin Space
No other business jet offers this much cabin space with an entirely flat floor at this price level in its category. The interior configuration can quickly be adapted to your needs.
03 Advanced Cockpit
No other business jet features a more capable standard cockpit environment at this price level.
04 Cargo Door
No other business jet includes as standard a generous cargo door that makes loading quick and easy.
05 Baggage Compartment
No other business jet in this class features a comparable all-internal, pressurised and in-flight-accessible baggage compartment.
06 Improved Safety
No other business jet at this price level offers such a combination of high-tech and simplicity that helps improve situational awareness and safety.
07 Quiet Power Mode™
No other business jet has the possibility to cool or heat the aircraft on the ground under its own power with the revolutionary Quiet Power Mode™.
08 Operational Flexibility
No other business jet is a Super Versatile Jet giving you the most operational flexibility possible.
09 Customer Support
No other business jet offers Crystal Class Support – business aviation’s most comprehensive warranty and service package, provided by a global network ranked number 1 in the industry for 16 consecutive years.
10 Swiss Quality
No other business jet is made in Switzerland by a manufacturer with an unmatched reputation for precision such as ours – we're proud to be called over-engineered.
Please be safe out there and have a great week