PILATUS: The PC-7 Mk-II is a single-engine, tandem two seat turboprop aircraft designed to perform basic military training missions. It features a powerful turboprop engine rated at 700 SHP and a four blade Harzell propeller.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.