PC-7 Team

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For the Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 an F/A-18 Hornet joined the PC-7 Team during the display.

The PC-7 Team is an aerobatics team of the Swiss Air Force. It derives its name from the airplane used, nine Pilatus PC-7 trainers.

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The team prepares to depart from the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2013

The team was established in 1987, but did not return next season. In 1989 it was re-established for the 75th birthday of the Swiss Air Force. Most displays are in Switzerland, but since 1992 the team has occasionally performed abroad.

Since the establishment the team flies with Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer. In October 2006, it was replaced by the NCPC-7, which is a PC-7 equipped with a new cockpit. The PC-7 Team is flying nine Pilatus PC-7 in the standard configuration of the Swiss Air Force's PC-7. The PC-7 Team still uses the unique Swiss Air Force Bambini-Code for its radio communication.

Trainingflight of the PC-7Team with smoke

The PC-7 Team's homebase is Dübendorf AFB, but they often operate from Emmen AFB or Locarno AFB. All Pilots of the PC-7 Team are full-time military pilots and usually fly the F/A-18. The show program is made from 23 different elements. In 2014 seven of the nine aircraft received (as of 6/28/2014) a smoke generator, the first official demonstration with the use of smoke is on August 1st. (National Day of Switzerland), 2014 at the Air Show to the roll-out of the Pilatus PC-24 at the airfield Bouchs.

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  • [1] PC-7Team on YouTube