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PH-IIS SOCATA TB-9 Tampico Club c/n 1373 - A.I.S. Flight Academy - Lelystad Airport in Holland - 1 October 2015 Lelystad Airport (EHLE)

The SOCATA TB-9 Tampico Club is an all-metal low-wing cabin four-seated touring aircraft. In 1975, SOCATA (Société de Construction d'Avions de Tourisme et d'Affaires) started the development of a new light aircraft to replace the ageing Rallye. A universal low-wing four-seat airframe was chosen to be the basic of a new light aircraft line. The prototype, designated SOCATA TB-10 flew first on 10 February 1977. Three development aeroplanes followed this prototype "F-WJZP". Deliveries of the production TB-10 Tobago planes, initially powered by a 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A1AD engine, started in 1979. Next to the TB-10 Tobago the airframe was the base of a family of light aircraft, starting in 1980 with the TB-9 Tampico followed later that year by the TB-20 Trinidad. The TB-9 Tampico was a TB-10 powered by a 160 hp Lycoming O-320-D2A engine, equipped with a fixed pitch propeller and fitted with fixed tricycle landing gear. Deliveries of the production TB-9 Tampico planes started in 1980. Over 450 SOCATA TB-9 Tampico / Tampico Clubs were built.
The ICAO code of the SOCATA TB-9 Tampico Club is TAMP.

The 1991-built SOCATA TB-9 s/n 1373 was registered I-IAFY in Italy and operated by Aero Club Bergamo. On 24 September 2008, the aircraft was registered PH-IIS in the Netherlands with A.M. van der Meer for operations by AIS Flight Academy. On 9 June 2009, the ownership of the PH-IIS changed to AIS Activa BV, Lelystad. On 1 October 2015, SOCATA TB-9 Tampico Club PH-IIS was seen in AIS Flight Academy colors on the apron of AIS at Lelystad Airport. AIS Flight Academy is based at Lelystad Airport and part of the AIS Group, that also includes the AIS Airlines at Lelystad.

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