Alain Trétout 1935-1972
His secondary education took place at Pontivy then he sat the entrance exam for the
Assigned to No. 10 Squadron at Creil on SMB2 jet aircraft, he was then transferred to
Alain Trétout was then appointed Mirage F1 type officer at the CEAM where he vigorously defended its qualities. He demonstrated F1.04, the first aircraft representative of the production series, during the VAMOM at Mont de Marsan in 1970.
Thanks to his technical and human values, he was invited to join Avions Marcel Dassault (AMD) in view of the forthcoming programs (Mirage G4, Mercure, Alpha Jet, etc.). He demonstrated the Mirage F1 at the 1971 Le Bourget air show, then on the 1st October of that same year, he joined AMD. He was replaced at the CEAM by Jean-Loup Chrétien, the future cosmonaut. Alain Trétout was then put in charge of the F1 program, as it entered its weapon system development phase. He fulfilled his duties with enthusiasm for one year.