Title: Pilatus P2

The Pilatus P2 was a two-seat Swiss basic training aircraft which first flew in 1945, and was the first in a long line of successful Pilatus training aircraft. To save costs where possible parts were used from older Swiss Air Force aircraft including undercarriage components from the Bf109.

55 examples were built and they served with the Swiss Air Force from 1946 until 1981. The 48 survivors were sold onto the civil market at the end of their service where they have proved popular “warbird” aircraft.

This title contains the original 1948 Swiss Air Force Pilot’s Handbook for the Pilatus P2-05, plus the later 1972 edition covering both the P2-05 and P2-06, along with a manufacturer’s brochure in English. The files have been scanned from the original documents and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Swiss Air Force Pilot’s Handbook (titled Bedienungsvorschrift fur piloten) for the Pilatus P2-05, document T-1421bd dated June 1948 with approx. 33 pages. (In the German language.)
  • Swiss Air Force Pilot’s Handbook (titled Handbuch fur piloten) for the Pilatus P2-05/-06, document 56.189d dated 1 Jan 1972 with approx. 129 pages. (In the German language.)
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the Pilatus P2 Advanced Trainer, undated with 4 pages. In English.