The EuroTour is an partnership of three pilots and student engineers at ISAE-SUPAERO. Every year in April, ISAE makes available to them one of its flight school’s aircraft (a TB20) and an instructor, Stéphane Juaneda (safety-pilot), so they promote the school and its training to students from foreign and prestigious universities specialized in aeronautics all over Europe.
This is not the first edition of the Tour : other trips were organized successfully in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. The 2015 team was invited by the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden).
The plane that we will fly : F-GSAO, a TB-20, is part of the Aerospace Center fleet of ISAE-SUPAERO. This aircraft is a course material: equipped with measuring instruments, it is performing practical work for students, in flight. It is also a research tool for the many departments of ISAE : aerodynamic, mechanical, and even human factors in aviation both accidents and incidents (cognitive science research and ergonomics of the cockpit within the ‘institute).