Skip Navigation

QinetiQ PC-21

The PC-21 is a tandem seat advanced trainer, powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop, giving a jet like top speed of over 400mph.

Manufacturer Pilatus handed over the first PC-21 to QinetiQ in July 2018, with the second following in the final quarter of the year. Both aircraft have been produced with a fully integrated flight test instrumentation capability and their acquisition forms a key part of a transformation and modernisation project currently underway at ETPS.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

Sign up for emails about the Air Tattoo, Concerts and Merchandise