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SIAI-Marchetti S211

SIAI-Marchetti S211 Sweptwing Glass-cockpit Jet Trainer

Accessible Swept Wing Jet Performance

While the basic concepts of upset prevention and recovery training apply to all fixed-wing airplanes, turn rates and radius of turn vary with speed, and acceleration profiles and sustained load factors can be different between jet and piston aircraft. The economical turbofan powered SIAI-Marchetti S211 can provide complete upset training programs or can be used for a single flight as a platform illustrating the transfer of training between piston and jet aircraft to enhance either initial or recurrent APS training programs.


The S211 Swept Wing Jet – Designed for Instruction

The APS S211 was designed for all-attitude flight instruction of military aviators. This makes it the perfect training platform for the introduction of upset prevention and recovery training principles with an adequate margin of safety; both aerodynamically and structurally. Whether as an enhancement to other APS initial or recurrent training offerings, or as a platform for an entire course of instruction the S211 operates at speeds and altitudes emulating the performance range and capabilities of business jet aircraft.

The S211 rounds out the broad-based UPRT capabilities of APS. From academic instruction, all-attitude aerobatic certified piston airplanes, value-driven jet flight operations of the S211, high performance capabilities of the A-4, or the multi-pilot, multi engine environment of flight simulation, APS offers the broadest range of UPRT options available in the world today.

In the video below, join us for a tour of the S211 conducted by APS VP Flight Operations, Clark “Otter” McNeace.



S-211 Specifications

Data from Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 1988-89


General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (student and instructor)
  • Length: 30 ft 6½ in
  • Wingspan: 27 ft 8 in
  • Height: 12 ft 5½ in
  • Wing area: 135.63 ft²
  • Empty weight: 4,070 lb
  • Max. takeoff weight: 6,050 lb
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney JT15D-4C turbofan (2,500 lb thrust)


  • Never exceed speed: Mach 0.8 / 400 knots / 460 mph
  • Maximum speed: 360 knots / 414 mph
  • Stall speed: 74 knots / 86 mph
  • Range: 900 nm / 1,036 miles
  • Service ceiling: 40,000 ft
  • Rate of climb: 4,200 ft/min
  • Acceleration limits: +6g /−3.0g


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