Roger Sommer

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Roger Sommer
Roger Sommer in a Farman biplane.jpg
Roger Sommer in a Farman biplane
Born4 August 1877
Died14 April 1965 (1965-04-15) (aged 87)
Occupation Aeronautical engineer and pilot

Roger Sommer (4 August 1877 in Pierrepont, France 14 April 1965 at Sainte-Maxime) was a French aviator. Born to Alfred Sommer, a Belgian industrialist, Roger Sommer became involved with aviation from an early age. He broke the record for flight duration in 1909. After this, Sommer began working on aircraft construction. He constructed 182 aircraft, making him a pioneer in the field. Sommer was a friend of Roland Garros. Sommer's company, named Sommer, is now a part of Sommer-Allibert. Roger Sommer was the father of former Formula One driver Raymond, and François and Pierre Sommer.


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