Concorde airframe aeronautical engineer Pierre Gautier
Although his name is not widely known outside of French aviation circles, aeronautical engineer Pierre Gautier, who died on 7 January 2020 (94), left his DNA all over the French aerospace industry. In 1954 with his involvement in establishing production of France’s Fouga Magister, the V-tail jet trainer launched many pilots’ careers in the French military. From there, Gautier moved to air transport on the Caravelle jet airliner project.
Read more on page 180 of the January Edition of African Pilot Magazine.