Michel Chalard 1919-1957
He took the test pilot's course at EPNER in 1950 where he is graduated. He became deputy director of the school from 1951 to 1952. He left the Air Force in 1952 with the rank of Captain. Assigned to the test center Brétigny as a civilian test pilot, he performed the official trials of Morane MS 755 "Fleuret" and the CM 170 Fouga Magister. In 1955, Michel Chalard was hired by Nord Aviation and participated in testing jet aircraft "Gerfaut" and "Griffon". On February 28, 1957, at Istres, he took the world record speed in the Gerfaut.
He was killed in the crash of a Nord 2501 in 1957.