Title: Piaggio P166 Portofino

The P.166 was developed from the earlier P.136 amphibian aircraft and first flew in 1957. It was steadily developed during the 60’s and 70’s with more powerful engines, including turbo-prop engines, and different configuration undercarriage. Although some of its features made it attractive to small operators, the majority of the approx 150 airframes produced saw service with military operators . These include the Italian Air Force, Customs, and 20 examples with the South African Air Force.

This title contains two flight manuals and two manufacturer’s brochures for the Piaggio P.166 series. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • RAI Approved Flight Manual for the P.166B (8,708 lbs MTOW), Report No 6229 dated 5-11-69 with approx. 39 pages. (In English).
  • Italian Military Flight Manual (titled “Manuale Delle Procedure E Manovre Di Volo Del Velivolo P.166”), document SV.77 dated 1968 with approx. 326 pages. (In Italian).
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the P.166, titled Specification, Performance and description, document D-C 0103 undated (probably early 60’s) with approx. 29 pages. (In English.)
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the P.166B, P.166C, P.166M dated 1966 with approx. 29 pages. (In English.)