The Fouga Magister played a big role in Belgium's aviation history. Its distinguishable V-tail and red color make this ex-Belgian Air Force trainer recognizable and unique in every sight.
This French twin-engine jet trainer joined the Belgian Air Force in 1960 as predecessor of the Alpha Jet. Our Fouga "MT-5" was part of the famous display team 'Red Devils', of which it is now the only one retaining its original color scheme. After retirement from the Air Force, "MT-5" was shipped to Israel and later flew in the USA for a private owner.
In 2014, "MT-5" arrived back at its new home base in Antwerp. The aircraft received major restoration and could finally return to the Belgian skies in 2017, where it belongs.