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Fouga Magister (MT-13 and MT-5)

The Fouga Magister, is a French designed jet-engine trainer, used by the Belgian Air Force for training of new pilots. At one time, it was also used by the 'Red Devils', Belgium's most famous air force acro-team.
The type came into service back in 1958 and would last for half a century.
Ours started its career in April 1960 and was withdrawn from use in September 2005, having done 7.690 flying hours.
It was one of the last aircraft in active service.
Underneath the front cockpit it carries proudly the name of Lt. Col Paul Rorive who flew the last demo's aboard MT-13.
Being taken out of active service, MT-13 was donated to the Brussels Air Museum and was stored at their depot at Vissenaken.
Early 2010, the aircraft was transferred to the Stampe and Vertongen Museum where it is now one of the centre pieces.

In 2014 the Museum acquired an airworthy Fouga Magister. The aircraft was shipped from the United States to Antwerp Airport where it is now being reassembled. In October 2015 the aircraft completed its first engine trials with success.
All being well, the aircraft should take to the skies early 2016.




Last update : 19.12.2020 10:40

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