The Definitive Guide to the PC-24 Jet
When the Pilatus PC-12 first took flight in the 1990s, the Swiss aerospace manufacturer quickly built a loyal following.
After decades of success in the turboprop market, Pilatus Aircraft tried its hand in the midsize jet space with the PC-24. In true Pilatus fashion, the manufacturer designed an aircraft with the comfort and cabin space of a midsize jet and the runway performance of a much smaller aircraft.
But what is the PC 24 and does it stand up to the success of the PC 12? Here’s what you need to know.
How much does it cost to charter a PC 24?
When chartering an aircraft like the Pilatus PC-24, price is often one of the most important considerations. Like all aircraft in our network, this popular midsize jet is rented by the hour.
So, how much does a PC-24 cost per hour? It depends on a few factors, including the time of year, aircraft availability and where you’re located. Typically, midsize jets range from just over $9,750 to just under $11,000 per hour.
The best way to get a quick and accurate quote for your next trip is to use our Private Jet Charter Cost Estimator.
Is the PC-24 single pilot?
The PC-24 is a highly customizable jet and can be configured for single-pilot operation. However, even though the aircraft is single-pilot certified, you will always have two pilots in the cockpit when you fly with Stratos.
Not only do we require two pilots, but we also impose strict safety protocols to ensure both the captain and co-pilot have the right training.
To be the pilot in command, the captain must:
- Hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot certificate—the highest level of training and the same required by pilots of commercial airlines
- Have a minimum of 3,000 hours of total flight time
- At least 1,500 hours as captain
- Undergo 250 hours of time-in-type training
The second pilot also requires a commercial pilot’s license and 1,000 hours of total flight time, with at least 500 hours as the captain.
Can the PC-24 cross the Atlantic?
The maximum PC 24 range of 2,035 nautical miles falls short of the 3,008 nautical miles that separate New York City and London, England.
While you will need to look elsewhere for your journey across the ocean, transcontinental flights such as New York to Miami and Houston to Chicago are where the PC-24 shines.
Dubbed an STOL, or short take-off and landing aircraft, the PC 24 can take off from runways as short as 2,810 feet. By contrast, Cessna’s popular midsize Citation VII needs a 4,850 runway to get airborne.
The Pilatus PC 24 can even take off from unpaved surfaces. According to Pilatus, there are around 11,700 airports with paved runways with at least a 2,810-foot runway. When you factor in unpaved surfaces, that number skyrockets to more than 20,000.
Essentially, that means the PC 24 is more likely to be able to take you closer to your final destination than other aircraft in its class.
So, is the PC-24 a good jet? If you’re looking for a safe, reliable and luxurious aircraft capable of flying you nearly anywhere in the United States, the PC-24 is absolutely a good jet.
If you’re ready to book a flight on a PC 24 or want to learn about other aircraft and flight options, give our flight advisors a call at 888-593-9066.
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