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Marche Verta (Green March)

19 August 2018

Marche Verta (Green March), the Royal Moroccan Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, demonstrate with their Mudry (now Apex aircraft) CAP-232 aircraft—DoD News/TSgt Brian Kimball

The CAP 232 is an aerobatic aircraft designed primarily for the French Air Force. It is powered by a Lycoming 6-cylinder piston engine can zoom at over 3000 feet/minute while possessing a roll rate maximum of 270 degrees/second.

Green March refers to a Moroccan confrontation in November 1975 against Spain for control of what was then called the Spanish Sahara. Sixteen years later Spain ceded most of the territory to Morocco, with the rest to Mauritania, while keeping certain financial interests in phosphate mining and off-shore fishing.

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