KLu : Pilatus PC.7 Turbo Trainer
The Swiss built Pilatus PC.7 elementary trainer for young pilots has been in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu) now for more than two decades and continues to serve well.
The first 10 aircraft arrived at Woensdrecht Air Base (NL) in 1989 and were assigned to the EMVO (Elementary Flying School) , followed by 3 more in 1997. Registrations are L-01 to L-13.
In 2005 it was decided to adopt a new painting for the aircraft , changing the colours from yellow/red/white to black/yellow ; quite a difference !
During recent years the PC.7 Solo Display Team was present at many Air Shows and Open Days in the Netherlands and performed some nice aerobatics in the air.