OFFICIAL PILATUS PRESS RELEASE – 07.03.2019
PC-24 Lands on Grass Runway in Goodwood for the Festival of Speed
A first in England at the legendary Festival of Speed: the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet landed on the grass runway at Goodwood Aerodrome and will be on display for the general public to admire throughout the Festival of Speed from 4 to 7 July 2019. The PC-24 is the first ever business jet to land at this field.
Goodwood Aerodrome (EGHR/QUG) is located northeast of Chichester in the south of England. The airfield is an all-grass operating environment with two runways. The PC-24 landed on grass runway 06/24, which is only 2,621 feet long (799 metres). The PC-24 is the world’s first ever business jet to be able to land on very short and unpaved runways. This capability means the PC-24 offers access to almost twice as many airports compared to other jets currently available on the market. It also means the PC-24 can fly closer to the final destination, thereby avoiding the administrative expense usually associated with the larger airports and reducing transfers on the ground to an absolute minimum.