Soloy Corp Pathfinder 21
The first flight of Soloy Corporation’s modified Cessna 208B Caravan, Pathfinder 21, was successfully made on 30 April at Olympia, United States. Flying the aircraft was Soloy’s chief test pilot Paul Haggland and on board for the milestone was crew chief Dan Wright and company president Joe Soloy. The Pathfinder 21 is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6D-114A engines powering a single propeller. The arrangement incorporates a Soloy Dual Pac gearbox assembly, which was certified by the FAA on 18 November 1997. The aircraft’s wings, struts and landing gear have been reinforced to enable its gross ramp weight to be increased to 5,675 kgs (12,500 lbs). The aircraft’s fuselage length has also been increased to almost 2 m more than Cessna’s design.
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6D-114A
Max ramp wt: 5,675 kgs (12,500 lbs)