Partenavia P68

The Partenavia P.68, now Vulcanair P.68, is an Italian six-seat, twin-engine, high-wing monoplane built by Partenavia and later Vulcanair. It was initially put into production in 1972 and has stayed in production to the present day. First, it was intended for private or business use but has also seen use as both a training and a light transport aircraft.

In recent years P.68 is used for police work, observation duties, transport of sick people, training for multi-engine rating, IFR, skydiving, etc.

In its fleet Aero Club Skopje possesses two planes P.68 model Victor. They are used for VIP transport, application of bates-vaccines against fox rabies, aerial treatment against mosquitos, and skydiving.

General characteristics: Capacity: 6 passengers, Length: 9.55 m, Wingspan: 12.00 m, Height: 3.40 m, Empty weight: 1,230 kg, Max. takeoff weight: 1,990 kg, Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 fuel injected, air-cooled flat-four, (200 hp) each.

Performance: Maximum speed: 322 km/h (174 knots, 200 mph) at sea level, Cruise speed: 298 km/h (161 knots, 185 mph) at 3,350 m, Range: 2,112 km, Service ceiling: 5,850 m, Rate of climb: 7.6 m/s.