Delivered in the mid-1970s and restored in the full outfit with original code of its first job, a basic jet trainer with the Scuola Volo Basico Iniziale Aviogetti at Galatina. Withdrawn from use by June 1994 and taken up by the museum.
Struck from below by fellow Roulette A7-049 while rehearsing for an airshow on March 10, 1988. -049's pilot ejected and -054 made a belly landing at RAAF East Sale. Not repaired. Used for fatigue testing and as an instructional airframe before the fuselage was offered to aviation museums c.2006.
The Impala mk.1 was produced under licence from Aermacchi by Atlas Aircraft Corporation in Transvaal. As well as the SAAF they served in Brasil, Argentina and (?) Ghana. It was a welcome surprise to see this newly restored example (as an MB-326 in Italian markings) at the wonderful Estrella Warbirds Museum.