In late June, the Pilatus PC-24 twinjet made its first landing on an unpaved runway as part of a test program by the Swiss manufacturer to obtain “Rough Field” certification in the fourth quarter 2018. The landing was at Woodbridge Airfield, northeast of London, chosen for its “optimum test conditions.” From the onset, Pilatus has said that the PC-24 was designed for “off-road” operations, or operations on short, unpaved runways. According to the Stans, ...

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