Title: Fairchild F-27 Friendship

The holy grail for aircraft manufacturers post WW2 was the replacement for the DC-3, and Fokker came the closest with the F-27 Friendship. The prototype first flew in 1955, and when production ended in 1987 it had become the most successful European turbo-prop transport with 586 examples built. The Fairchild company in the USA took a licence and built a further 207 aircraft. Later Fairchild models were designated FH-227.

This title contains the flight manual for the Fairchild built F-27 aircraft, plus two manufacturer’s colour brochures. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Manufacturers Flight manual and Pilot’s Handbook (two separate manuals within the same cover) for the Fairchild F-27 Friendship:
    Flight Manual – Publication 27SP13 dated 31-12-58 with approx 326 pages
    Pilot’s Handbook – Publication 27SP2 dated 1-9-58 revised to 12-4-60 with approx 277 pages.
  • Manufacturers brochure for the Fairchild F-27F titled “Airborne Executive Suite” produced 1965 with approx 59 pages.
  • Manufacturers brochure for the Fairchild FH-227 “Cargonaut” freighter, undated with approx 19 pages.