The Magister was a two-seat primary-training monoplane based on the Hawk Trainer. While in production it was the only monoplane in Great Britain to be approved
by the Air Ministry for ab initio instruction of RAF pilots and was used by RAF training establishments in England and overseas. Power was provided normally by a 97kW de Havilland Gipsy Major engine, although a 100kW Blackburn Cirrus Major was also fitted. A total of 1,293 was built between 1937 and 1941, some being exported.
| ENGINE||1 x de Havilland Gipsy Major I, 97kW|
| Take-off weight||836 kg||1843 lb|
| Empty weight||571 kg||1259 lb|
| Wingspan||10.3 m||34 ft 10 in|
| Length||7.5 m||25 ft 7 in|
| Height||2 m||7 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||16.3 m2||175.45 sq ft|
| Max. speed||228 km/h||142 mph|
| Cruise speed||200 km/h||124 mph|
| Ceiling||5480 m||18000 ft|
| Range||612 km||380 miles|
|Bill/Drewe White, whitewa=295.ca, 16.11.2012|
I got my licence with The Scottish Flying Club at Renfrew Scotland in 1955 flying a red Miles Magister C-AJRV just before I lrft for Canada. I found later than Roger Victor had a fatal crash two years later.
|Derek Helmore, derekhelmore=yahoo.co.uk, 07.05.2012|
I had ab initio training in this aircraft at Carlisle in 1942. It had landing flaps, unusual in a primary trainer I did my first solo in the Maggie before leaving for training in Canada.
|John Burdett, cankiwi6=telus.net, 24.11.2010|
My first flight ever in this machine at age 14. At the Canterbury Aero Club, Christchurch NZ, 1952. Upside down hanging on the shoulder straps leather helmet and all talking to "the boss" thru the Gosport tube. Bloody clear comms. I will add.
|hakan, hsermi=hotmail.com, 02.07.2010|
how can I find 3-views of this airplane.
|Caroll Peck, carollpeck=yahoo.com, 09.11.2009|
how can I find 3-views of this airplane. My fiance builds & competes in rc scale and is interested in building this plane
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?