These photographs are of Test Pilots,Engineers,and various research and production aircraft flown on test flights mostly from the late 1940's through to the present day.
Most of these have been kindly signed by those depicted
Friday, August 29, 2008
Charles Goujon 1912-1957
Charles Goujon became a military pilot in 1933, and during the war he flew 193 missions and scoring 4 victories in the "Lafayette" Squadron alongside Colonel Rozanoff,before transferring to the "Roussillon" Squadron. After the war he became an engineer at ETACA, and became a test pilot in 1948. He was with Morane-Saulnier for three years before moving to S.N.C.A.S.O in August 1948. Among the aircraft he was involved with were the SO.95 "Corsican", and the "Brittany", with which he made a memorable flight from Orly-Bordeaux-Paris, on one engine.
He made the maiden flights of the SO.30 "Nene" and SO.30 "Atar", in 1951 and 1953 and then he was involved with the "Swordfish" and "Vautour", before replacing Jaques Guignard on the Trident who was injured in a crash in 1953. He was killed when the SO9050 Trident II he was flying exploded in mid air in 1957.