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ZK-MCK of Skydive Franz Josef Ltd at the home airport - Photo by Skydive Franz Josef © Dec-13

F-MMCD - Photo by Icarius © 15-May-03
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 13-Apr-2014
# 924 reregistered EC-LZI - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 924, previous registered as EC-LXG of Skydivebcn, is now registered as EC-LZI.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 10-Apr-2014
F-GOYE in a new look - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 517 of Para Club Agenais is flying now in a new fantastic art work.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 22-Feb-2014
HB-FJD cancelled - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 984 HB-FJD of Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG has been cancelled in the swiss aircraft register following its delivery to Susi Air as PK-VVZ.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 18-Feb-2014
N699SA in a new look - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 669 N669SA of Air America is flying now in a yellow-red livery which is very similar to the "Yeti" HB-FAN # 337 used in 1960 for the Dhaulagiri expedition in Nepal.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 7-Feb-2014
F-HIHA in a new look - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 561 of BNTB SARL is flying now in a new all white look, with panoramic doors and Beringer wheels after it's 14 years overhaul by RUAG Aerospace at Lodrino. This PC-6 was original delivered to Wien Alaska Airlines 50 years ago - Happy Anniversary!
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 8-Jan-2014
New aircraft # 984 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 984 is registered now as HB-FJD with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 18-Dec-2013
HB-FJC cancelled - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 983 HB-FJC of Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG has been cancelled in the swiss aircraft register following its delivery to Susi Air as PK-BVC.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 12-Dec-2013
# 946 FOR SALE - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 946 N327SC is for sale - more details HERE
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 12-Dec-2013
# 988 new registered in China - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 988 has been cancelled as HB-FJH following its sale to Aero Sports Federation China. The new registration is so far unknown and any information would be very much appreciated - MAIL
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 13-Nov-2013
HB-FMB cancelled - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 932 HB-FMB of Tikis SA has been cancelled in the swiss aircraft registers. The new registration will be S5-CMB with Aviofun from Slovenja.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 28-Oct-2013
# 987 new registered in China - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 987 has been cancelled as HB-FJG following its sale to Aero Sports Federation China. The new registration is so far unknown and any information would be very much appreciated - MAIL
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 23-Oct-2013
Tragic crash - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 710 OO-NAC of Namur Air Promotion SA crashed in the afternoon of 19-Oct-2013 after takeoff from Namur-Suarlée. All on board, the pilot and 10 skydivers, did not survived the accident. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of the dead persons.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 16-Sep-2013
HB-FCT owner change - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 637 HB-FCT is new owned by Scenic Air AG and operated together with Air Glaciers SA.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 29-Aug-2013
# 656 FOR SALE - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 656 is fresh overhauled for sale with a price of EUR 650.000 - more details HERE
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 15-Aug-2013
# 693 in the air again - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 693 is in the air again as F-GTDZ of Icarius Aerotechnics. The aircraft has been completely overhauled by Icarius at Gap-Tallard and is flying now with panoramic doors on both side. This PC-6 has been originally delivered to the Australian Army in 1969.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 7-Aug-2013
HB-FLG sold to South Africa - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 910, previous registered as HB-FLG of Scenic Air, has been purchased by NRG Explorations CC and will be registered ZS-XTR in the future. The aircraft arrived July 22 at Lanseria on the delivery flight.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 18-Jul-2013
# 536 modified - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 536 F-GMEL of CERP de Lens has been modified with a PT6A-34 turbine now, still busy flying at Lens in the North of France.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 4-Jul-2013
# 924 new registered EC-LXG - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 924, previous registered as F-OHQO of Transports Amazoniens SARL, is now registered as EC-LXG in Spain.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 28-May-2013
F-GIXX with new ownership - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 564 is new owned by X-Ray SAS at Brienne le Chateau.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 24-Apr-2013
D-FLAC with new ownership - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 804 is new operated by Fallschirmsportclub Schwaben e.V. based at the airfield Günzburg-Donauried.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 28-Mar-2013
New aircraft # 987 & 988 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 987 and # 988 are registered now as HB-FJG and HB-FJH with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 27-Mar-2013
# 743 new registered N50ZZ - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 743, previous registered as E-190 of Aviacion del Ejercito Ecuatoriana, is now registered as N50ZZ of Aero Tech LLC. The aircraft will be based at Seldovia, Alaska.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 13-Mar-2013
# 982 new registered PK-VVW - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 982 HB-FJB has been cancelled in the siwss aircraft register following its delivery to Susi Air as PK-VVW.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 2-Mar-2013
# 676 modified - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 676 F-GEEO of Altitude Sud SARL has been modified  end of 2012 with a PT6A-34 turbine.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 24-Feb-2012
WANTED - PC-6 for mission to North Pole, 16-23 April. Please contact Sam Rutherford of Prepare2go: sam@prepare2go.com
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 24-Feb-2012
A very sad day - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 883 3303 of Fuerza Aerea Mexicana crashed 21-Feb-2013 near Santa Lucia AFB killing both pilot. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of the victims ... ASN
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 15-Feb-2013
# 863 D-FSWB sold to Japan - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 D-FSWB # 863 of Swissboogie Parapro SA / Giorgio & Pasquale Gagliardi has been sold to ITC-Aerospace, Inc. Tokyo, Japan. The Turbo Porter left Switzerland today in a container.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 10-Feb-2013
New look for HB-FLK - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 779 HB-FLK of Skytandem.ch GmbH is new operated by Happy-Fly and has been ferried this week in it's brand new livery from Altenrhein to Italy.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 10-Feb-2013
# 778 new registered S5-CEI - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 778, ex T7-SFH of Skydive Marche / Tangosette srl, is new registered on a charter contract as S5-CEI operated by Aviofun and owned by Synergo Investment.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 17-Dec-2012
# 985 and # 986 delivered - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 HB-FJE and HB-FJF had been flown to China in these days on their delivery flight.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 29-Nov-2012
# 966 modified - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 966 DU-333 of Nasser Al Neyadi is currently under modification to the PT6A-34 STC of Icarius Aerotechnics.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Nov-2012
# 981 delivered - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 981 HB-FJA has been cancelled in the siwss aircraft register following its delivery to Mauritania as 5T-MAR.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Nov-2012
# 916 recovered - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 916, ex 9Q-CZG of Sicotra Aviation, has been recovered from D.R.Congo by Andrew Wallace of Airlift Services of New Zealand in May of 2012. The aircraft is de-registered and now under rebuild by Airlift Services in New Zealand.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 9-Nov-2012
N476XP accident - PC-6/B1A-H2 # 2040 of Paraclete Aviation LLC has been substantial damaged in a landing accident on 2-Nov-12 at Georgetown.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 9-Nov-2012
New aircraft # 986 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 986 is registered now as HB-FJF with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 9-Nov-2012
New aircraft # 985 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 985 is registered now as HB-FJE with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 28-Oct-2012
# 764 new registered HB-FJZ - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 764, ex 3G-EC of Austrian Air Force, is new registered as HB-FJZ owned by RUAG Schweiz AG, RUAG Aviation.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 9-Oct-2012
New aircraft # 983 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 983 is registered now as HB-FJC with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 27-Sep-2012
New aircraft # 982 - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 982 is registered now as HB-FJB with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 2-Sep-2012
Portergate !!! - Almost unbelievable, stolen PC-6 aircraft showing the value these aircraft have CNN iReport
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Aug-2012
# 956 purchased by Yajasi Aviation - PC-6/B2-H4 # 956, ex HB-FMZ of Swiss Jet AG, has been purchased by Yajasi Aviation. The Turbo Porter is on the ferry flight from Switzerland to Papua since the 21st August flown by Dani Eicher.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Aug-2012
HB-FLK with new operator - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 779 is new operated by Skytandem.ch GmbH remaining owned by Para-Club Grenchen.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 23-Aug-2012
F-GMJG accident in the sea - PC-6/B2-H2 # 659 F-GMJG of ERP de Granville / Coopamat SAS crashed on 18-Aug-12 in the sea near Granville France, about 200m before the runway treshold close, due to fog. The pilot was the only person on board and escaped the aircraft safe. The aircraft was rescued by the firefighters on 23-Aug-12 .... Press Article
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 24-Jul-2012
# 962 purchased by Yajasi Aviation - PC-6/B2-H4 # 962, ex 9N-AIU of Tara Air, has been purchased by Yajasi Aviation. The Turbo Porter will be new registered PK-UCL and will be ferried end of August from Nepal to Papua. Further on, Yajasi will add as well a 4th PC-6 to their fleet later this year.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 7-Jul-2012
5 Austrian Air Force PC-6 sold - PC-6/B2-H2 3G-EA # 752, 3G-EC # 764, 3G-EJ # 775, 3G-EL # 777 3G-EM # 856 of Austrian Air Force are reported as sold to Switzerland. All these PC-6 will be used by RUAG as spare parts.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 7-Jul-2012
9N-AIU and 9N-AIV sold - The PC-6/B2-H4 9N-AIU # 962 and 9N-AIV # 963 of Tara Air had been sold and are reported to have a new home in Indonesia.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 30-Jun-2012
HB-FNV cancelled - The factory new PC-6/B2-H4 # 976 HB-FNV has been cancelled in the swiss aircraft register following its export to China.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 26-Apr-2012
A very sad day - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 965 PK-VVQ of Susi Air crashed near Ritan, East Kalimantan killing the pilot and the passenger. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of the victims ... ASN
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Apr-2012
# 561 new registered F-HIHA - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 561 is new registered as F-HIHA owned by BNTB SARL - previous D-FJMO.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 25-Apr-2012
F-HMTA with new ownership - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 860 is new owned by Lixxbail SA and is operated by Bertin Stephane for Fly Tandem.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 27-Mar-2012
74-2082 accident - Fairchild AU-23A 74-2082 # 2082 of Royal Thai Air Force has been damaged in an emergency landing on an open field on 23-Mar-12 near Panom Tuan District, Kanjanaburi Province. All crew members were safe but the plane most likely a written off.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 21-Mar-2012
D-FSWB in new livery - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 D-FSWB # 863 of Swissboogie Parapro SA / Giorgio & Pasquale Gagliardi is flying now in a new white livery and with new wings and new brake system after a complete 14 years overhaul.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 21-Mar-2012
# 882 new registered EC-LQH - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 882 is new registered as EC-LQH of Jump Aviation SL - previous OO-PCV.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 21-Mar-2012
# 977 new registered PK-RKA - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 977 is new registered as PK-RKA of AMA - previous HB-FNW - after its delivery flight.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 21-Mar-2012
# 947 new registered N205TP - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 # 947 is new registered as N205TP - previous OK-PTP.
CLICK to get the aircraft history ! 21-Mar-2012
N181DA with new owner - Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 # 790 is new owned by TST Humanitarian Surveys LLC. The new registration N354AK is reserved.
 
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