Friday, March 18, 2011

Riccardo Bignamini 19xx-1960

Charicature of Ricardo Bignamini from ETPS Graduation Dinner

The G.91 first flew on 9 August 1956 at the Casselle airfield, Turin, in the hands of Chief Test Pilot Riccardo Bignamini, who was later killed in a flying accident in 1960.

He was a graduate of the ETPS and joint winner of the McKenna Trophy for best student on his course (No13 course).