Arturo Ferrarin

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Arturo Ferrarin

Arturo Ferrarin (born February 12, 1895 in Thiene near Vicenza , † July 18, 1941 in Guidonia Montecelio near Rome ) was a flight pioneer and pilot in the Italian Air Force .


Ferrarin went to school in Turin , where he also met aviation pioneers from France and Great Britain . a. Louis Blériot . In the summer of 1916 he completed his pilot training and took part in the First World War.

After the war, Ferrarin distinguished himself several times as an aerobatic pilot. a. in Villacoublay near Paris and at the international aviation exhibition in Amsterdam . From February 14 to May 31, 1920 he flew from Rome to Tokyo and back. He then worked as a test pilot at Ansaldo , but continued to work as an aerobatic pilot . a. 1922 in Nice and 1923 in Spain and Poland . In 1925 he made a sightseeing flight through Europe , where he also introduced the Belgian royal family to aviation over a short stretch. In the USA and Venice he took part in the Schneider Trophy in 1926 and 1927 . In 1928 he set a long-distance record with his co-pilot Carlo Del Prete on a flight from Rome to Natal in Brazil (7,188 km), for which he received a high Air Force medal and foreign awards. A radio from Telefunken was used on this flight with a Savoia Marchetti S. 64 , which also set a record: the pilots of a long-haul flight have never before been in continuous contact with the ground stations:

The “completely normal Telefunken aircraft station” [works] “on a wave range of 300–1300 meters. A small, lightweight double generator that is driven by a self-regulating propeller serves as the power source. [...] The antenna system is a 70 m long wire that carries a weight at its lower end. The range of the station is 500–600 km for telegraphy and about 200 km for telephony. "

In the following years he worked as a technical consultant for various Italian aircraft manufacturers.

When the Second World War broke out , Ferrarin applied to be transferred to the fighter pilot, but to no avail. On July 18, 1941, he died while testing a new aircraft at Guidonia airfield .

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  1. ^ The radio message of July 22, 1928, p. 360
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