The SOCATA TB-10 Tobago 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 Ralley. 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. Over 720 SOCATA TB-10 Tobago's