Pierre Nadot 1907-1991
Pierre Satre and Pierre Nadot (right) in front of an Air France Caravelle
Maiden Flight of SE-210 Caravelle
Pierre Nadot flew his last test flight onboard the Caravelle B IIs for its maiden flight,retiring as a test pilot after a 32 year career. He was succeeded by André Turcat.
His retirement came after starting his career in Naval Aviation in 1929, qualifying as a seaplane pilot in 1930. He began his career as a test pilot in the navy in February 1932; before oing on to work at Nieuport then SNCAO. In 1941 he joined SNCASE,flying light aircraft before moving on to the larger multi-engined aircraft such as the Armagnac, the biggest 4 engined aircraft of its era. He then flew the Grognard jet aircraft before concentrating on the Caravelle,making its first flight on