The Socata TB 30 Epsilon is a light military trainer aircraft produced by SOCATA (then part of Aérospatiale). It is a tandem two-seater with all metal airframe. The Epsilon is powered by a Lycoming O-540 flat-six piston engine driving a two-blade propeller and is fitted with retractable landing gear. The pilot and instructor would sit in tandem under a sliding Plexiglass canopy, with cockpit layout designed to aid transition to the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet to which French students graduate after completing the Epsilon part of their training syllabus. 


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