First Flight of the Socata TBM F-WTBM

July 14, 1988, marked the first flight of the SOCATA TBM F-WTBM, the first of its prototypes. TBM was established by the Aerospatiale General Aviation Division, Socata, and the US manufacturer Mooney, to produce a high-performance business aircraft. Performance promised by the manufacturer included taking six passengers at 345 mph (300 knots) with a full […]