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Shorts SC-7 Skyvan manual needed


Curtis Malone
May 6, 2002
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I have a chance at a possible job flying F/O in a Shorts SC-7. Anyone know where I can get the manual's and checklists for one? Already tried ebay and there are none. Hopeing to learn as much as I can about the plane beforehand. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve


Remember this one?
Nov 27, 2001
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It's been a few years...

I can't help you with manuals and checklists but I flew the SC7 a little.

The engines are Garrett TPE 331 (-2, I think).

We flew it up to a MTOW of 12,500#, single pilot. It's my understanding they fly it Europe with a higher takeoff weight but with two pilots.

It's a pretty simple airplane with a beefy hydraulic system: Brakes, flaps, nosewheel steering (controlled with a tiller on the pilot's side--make sure it's centered before landing!).

The deice system is TKS (I don't know what it stands for) but it's basically a "weeping wing" that pumps glycol along the leading edge.

The windscreen is deiced with isopropol alcohol.

I don't know what else to say about it--it's a very basic bare-bones sort of airplane. It does what it was designed to do very well and that's carry heavy loads off of short unimproved strips.

It is a little awkward to fly in crosswinds, as you can imagine, with the aerodynamics of a shoebox. :cool:

Good luck on the job. Have fun.


Finally! Graphical TFRs!!
Sep 30, 2003
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I take it you just want to familiarize yourself with the plane? Just step into any mobile home and look around - you'll be aquainted with the shorts really quick :D