Type: Socata TB-9 TampicoProgram: FS2004 and FSXModel: Martin StrongOperator: A.I.S. Flight AcademyDownload: Complete aircraft
Socata has been active in the aerospace industry since 1911 as Morane-Saulnier. The name Socata has been adopted since 1966. Nowadays it is part of the Daher-Socata group which, in addition to its own aircraft, makes parts for Airbus. The Socata TB series was developed at the end of the seventies of last century as the successor to the successful Morane-Saulnier Rallye. In principle, all fuselages of this series are the similar,only the engine power and equipment differ. The TB-9 Tampico has a fixed landing gear and a Lycoming O-320-D2A engine of 160 hp. A.I.S Flight Academy offers commercial and private pilot training courses and has 9 Socata's TB-9 in its fleet.
In 1953 Martin Schröder founded his first company: the Dutch Aircraft Company. He held three functions: that of owner, director and sole employee. With some Piper Cub's he started with aerial advertising under the company name Reclamair. In 1974 Reclamair moved from Hilversum airport to Lelystad Airport. In the same year the Martinair Flight Academy was founded on the new location. It began with the training of private pilots and from the mid-80s professional pilots as well. In the late nineties it started the professional training for commercial pilots and the school acquired the formally the recognition of the European aviation authority .Martinair Flight Academy has the PH-MLS since 2004 in its fleet