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NEWS ARCHIVE

October 11, 2006

PAC 750XL UPDATE

Hello from Utility Aircraft,

The PAC 750 has had another great year of performance in the Skydiving industry. MAXim Aviation, after taking delivery of two more planes in March and November of 2005, bringing their total fleet to 3 PAC 750ís, have now accumulated well over 2500 hours. Raeford (NC) Parachute Center and Skydive DeLand (FL) each took delivery of new PAC 750ís in the spring and both report great seasons with them. There are now seven PAC 750ís in full time operation around the country. The latest Skydiving center to add a PAC to their fleet is Skydive Cross Keys, NJ. This is the busiest DZ in the North East.

NEW WORLD RECORD

Jay Stokes set a new world record for number of skydives in one day! During a 24 hour period starting on September 8, 2006, Jay made an amazing 640 jumps. This took an incredible amount of stamina and concentration by Jay. It also required a huge amount of organization. Jay and his team were not new to the challenges, as Jay broke his own previous world record. Congratulations to Jay and his team! A major element in making this feat possible was aircraft support. We were happy to learn that the PAC 750 was chosen as a support aircraft for the event. Bob Hallett of Vertical Air, Deland, FL. and Mark Pollack of Skydive Temple, TX. supplied the PAC 750 air support. A turbine Porter was the third aircraft sharing lift duties and although it performed as well as it could in the hands of long time skydive pilot, Zing Enstrom, it was abandoned in favor of the superior performance of the PAC 750.

Jay declared that he would not have been able to achieve this record without the PAC 750 as his jump platform. There are no other aircraft in this class that have better performance. The PAC 750 continues to demonstrate that itís the best skydive aircraft in the world.

The following web site covers the whole event and is very interesting.

http://www.mostjumps2006.com/Pages/Blog.html

Also, below is a link to a web site containing great video footage, filmed by Alan Brown of Woodland CA. Alan fit the cameras and edited this video which highlights the PAC 750 providing lift for the US Army Golden Knights. (This plane is now in service with Larry Pennington at Skydive Suffolk, VA.)

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=0fdd63df20936c4c0075a1f8971dfe59.663508&fr=yvmtf

We are understandably very pleased with the performance of the PAC 750, and the track record that it is generating at skydive centers nationwide.

The PAC 750XL has now achieved full IFR certification in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. EASA (European) IFR certification has been applied for. For the USA, the NZ CAA has submitted the paperwork for FAA review and sign off. We expect that will take probably until late October early November 2006. No other tests are required.

With all IFR testing complete along with the certified seats now available for the PAC 750, this versatile plane is now poised to move into new markets.

We anticipate some price increase in 2007, caused by increased vender item cost. Right now we can hold the 2006 price for aircraft ordered in 2006 for a 2007 delivery. Slots for 2007 are filling quickly. Contact Ray or Phil for details.

Feel free to contact us to discuss how the PAC 750 can work for you. Let us show you why the PAC 750 could be the best Aircraft decision you will ever make.

Regards,

Phil & Ray

UTILITY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
PO Box 1235
Woodland, CA 95776
USA
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www.utilityaircraft.com
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