Fouga Magister CM 70 – APAAF
A Patrouille de France aircraft from 1964 to 1980, the Fouga Magister is an emblematic figure in French aviation. Presented by the Association pour la Préservation du Patrimoine Aéronautique Français, the Fouga Magister CM170 F-AZZP, serial number 569, was the last to be produced for France at the Potez factory in Toulouse, with subsequent models destined for export. This Fouga made its maiden flight on 11 February 1969. From 26 November 1970 to 3 October 1977, it was assigned to the Groupement Instruction 05-312 at Salon-de-Provence (designator 312-AU, registration F-TEAU), then served as a liaison aircraft at the Aulnat base. Fouga n°569 made its last flight in the colours of the French Air Force on 16 May 1988 to Châteaudun for storage. In 1996, the aircraft was acquired by Gilles Guérin, who founded the Association pour la Préservation du Patrimoine Aéronautique Français to restore its certificate of airworthiness. Following a three-year restoration programme, the aircraft was re-launched in 2010 with civil registration number F-AZZP and collector aircraft status. Its two Turbomeca Marboré engines give it a speed of 700 km/h. Owned by the APPAF, Fouga Magister n°569 is supported by the Airbus Group.
Operator: Association pour la préservation du patrimoine aéronautique français (APPAF) Manufacturing date: 1969 Serial number: 569