Monday, August 25, 2008

Henri Perrier 1929-2012

The crew of Concorde 001's maiden flight on 2nd March 1969, Andre Turcat,Henri Perrier, Michel Retif and Jacques Guignard

Henri Perrier was born in Paris in 1929. He was an engineer graduate from SUPAERO and from EPNER which is the equivalent in France to the British Empire Test Pilots' School. His career as a test flight engineer was from 1955 to 1989,culminating as Director of the flight tests for the AEROSPATIALE company (succeeded AndrĂ© Turcat at this job). The flight test programs that he was involved with were : SO4050 VAUTOUR, SE 210 CARAVELLE, CONCORDE and the ATR 42 and 72.