Title: Pilatus P3

The Pilatus P3 was designed as a primary and advanced trainer (including night flying, instrument flying and aerobatics) and first flew in 1953. It was a much more modern aircraft than the earlier P2 and formed the basis for the later PC-7 and PC-9 trainers which saw service all over the world.

79 examples were built, mostly for the Swiss Air Force but 6 examples went to the Brazilian Navy. They were used for training by the Swiss until 1983 and then for liaison until 1993. The 65 survivors were then sold onto the civil surplus market.

This title contains the Swiss Air Force Pilot’s Handbook for the Pilatus P3-03/-05, plus a nice manufacturer’s colour brochure. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Swiss Air Force Pilot’s Handbook (titled Bedienungsvorschrift fur piloten) for the Pilatus P3-03/-05, document 56.198d dated 1961 revised to 1992 with approx. 106 pages. (In the German language.)
  • Manufacturer’s colour brochure for the Pilatus P3, undated with approx. 20 pages. (In English.)