Fly the Fouga Magister jet fighter in Abbeville

Fly a Fouga Magister fighter plane from Abbeville. This starting point from Abbeville allows you to access the Bay of Somme and the coast whatever your flight time. The structure of the aerodrome also allows your guests to be as close as possible to the action. The Fouga Magister, a unique French plane instantly recognizable thanks to its V-shaped tail, is the former Patrouille de France display aircraft. This is a very agile aircraft on which many fighter pilots pass for their training. With its two engines, the Fouga Magister is reassuring, its large canopy offers a breathtaking view, and its ease of piloting makes it one of the pilots’ favorite fighter jets.

How to get there

Abbeville is a small aérodrome located in North East France.

It is 50mn south of Le Touquet Airport, and 1 hour from Beauvais, serviced by many airlines.

You will also find many train options from Paris, or Lille in northern France.

Fouga Magister flight in Abbeville

The day of your flight

The day before your flight

You should feel rested for your fighter jet flight, so if possible, relax the day or the evening before.

If possible, refrain from abusing alcohol. Never a good idea to feel hungover in the morning, especially when you will be doing loops…

The day of the flight

Welcome and meeting with the pilot at Abbeville aerodrome.

Briefing on the flight, flight plan, safety on board, cockpit instruments and emergency maneuvers.

Put on the flight suit and helmet, then prepare for the most unique experience.

Then take off for a flight full of sensations: evolutions, rolls, loops … you will feel what fighter pilots experience. The pilot flies according to your G tolerance, and you will be in constant communication with him to exchange during the flight.

After the flight

You will have plenty of time to debrief with your pilot and take pictures.

After the flight, you may feel tired because of the G-Force you have just experienced. If you travel alone, we suggest you take a rest after the flight as you may feel sleepy and tired.

Flight duration available:

In 30 minutes, you will fly over the Baie de Somme, then you will follow the coast of the Channel, and back.

In 45 minutes, after a departure towards the Bay of Somme, you will follow the coast to Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, then return.

In 60 minutes, you will develop your navigation with the pilot (you can for example go and see the cliffs of Etretat).

Back in Abbeville, debriefing and drink of friendship to celebrate your first steps as a fighter pilot.
Video offered (subject to technical problems).

Fighter jet experience

The pilots
Highly trained and qualified have all accumulated over 10,000 flight hours as a pilot-in-command and / or jet instructor.

The plane
The Fouga Magister is a fantastic aircraft. The plane was used by the French National Display Team, the Patrouille de France until they switched to the Alphajet.

The Fouga Magister is a pilot’s favourite as it is easy to fly, it has two engines, a large canopy for a better vision and delivers extraordinary flying sensations. This aircraft has great manouverability and that’s why it was adopted as an elementary aerobatic aircraft and trainer for fighter pilots.

The Fouga Magister is recognizable by its rear “V” (known as “butterfly”) tail, it has been produced in a thousand copies and used by around twenty countries. Many aircrafts are still in service today.

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Fly the Fouga Magister jet fighter in Abbeville

You are alone on board with the pilot. 2 to 3 people can accompany you.

Conditions & restrictions
No flight experience is required to complete this fighter jet flight.
You should not have heart, neck or neurological problems.
Medical certificate required
Forbidden to pregnant women.
It is advisable not to drink alcohol the day before the flight and to be well rested.
Age: 15 years minimum – height between 1.50 and 2 meters – weight: between 50 and 105 kgs.
Subject to favorable weather conditions.

This Fouga Magister fighter plane flight to Abbeville is scheduled 2 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) per year.

Abbeville, Picardy, France.