Published on January 15th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer0
RaeS Lecture – “Fouga Magister” by Joe Maxwell
SPEAKER: Joe Maxwell
TITLE: “Fouga Magister – An Irish Perspective”
VENUE: Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
The Fouga Magister jet trainer was operated by the Irish Air Corps 1974-1999. The talk will provide an illustrated guide to the Fouga, from the first encounter by Air Corps personnel of the type in the Congo in 1961 to the winning aerobatic display flown by the Silver Swallows in 1997 at the Royal International Air Tattoo. The presentation will cover the procurement, operation, maintenance and aerobatic displays by the Air Corps.
Joe Maxwell is the co-author of two definitive aviation books; The Irish Air Corps -An illustrated Guide (with Patrick J. Cummins) and Fouga Magister- An Irish perspective with (Radu Brinzan). Joe also produces the Max Decals range of scale model decal sheets featuring Irish and international model subjects.