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G-OFIT Socata TB10

G-OFIT Socata TB10 is an aircraft based at White Waltham Aerodrome near Maidenhead.

The Socata TB series of light single-engine piston aircraft were manufactured by Socata and designed in the late 1970s. All aircraft (with the exception of the TB9) have a constant-speed propeller. The TB series have become widely used in training and touring aircraft and are often used for instrument training.

The TB series planes have come to be known as the “Caribbean Planes”, due to their island names, though they are not often seen flown in that region. They are defined by their superior (and contemporary) fit and finish and interior size;[citation needed] compared to other four-seat single-engine aircraft, they are relatively roomy at 49 inches (124 cm) at the shoulder, plus or minus. In part this is due to the fuselage having a pronounced “round out” above the wing. Adding to the actual spaciousness, the side windows extend up well into the roof line, giving the Socata an airy feeling.

The GFI Aviation Group owns and runs G-OFIT Socata TB10. In 2017, G-OFIT was stripped to the bare metal and resprayed.


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