Francesco Agello

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Francesco Agello

Francesco Agello (born December 27, 1902 in Casalpusterlengo , † November 26, 1942 in Bresso ) was an Italian test pilot .


Agello graduated from pilot school in 1924 and then became a test pilot. He became famous for his double record. On April 10, 1933, he reached an average speed of 683 km / h with the Macchi-Castoldi MC72 over water. On October 23, 1934, he managed to break the world record for aircraft at a speed of 709 km / h. This record is still valid today in the piston engine-powered seaplane class . The international air sports association Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) awarded him the De la Vaulx medal for both records . He also received the Italian Gold Medal of Aviation Merit (Medaglia d'oro al valore aeronautico) . In 1935 he moved to the Italian flight test center in Guidonia Montecelio . 1942 died Agello in a plane crash near the airport of Milan-Bresso , when he an Italian fighter aircraft of the type Macchi MC.202 Folgore tested.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Speed ​​Record raised. (PDF) In: FLIGHT, NOVEMBER 1, 1934. , November 1, 1934, p. 1152 , accessed on July 7, 2017 (English).
  2. ^ FAI General Awards. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on May 27, 2013 ; Retrieved on August 24, 2014 (not directly linked, click on "The De la Vaulx Medal" and then open "1934: Francesco Agello"). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ Service and Industrial News from the Inside of Axis and Enemy Occupied Countries. (PDF) Behind the Lines. In: FLIGHT, MARCH 11, 1943. , March 11, 1943, p. 257 , accessed on July 7, 2017 (English): “While testing a new combat aircraft for the Regia, Capt. Francesco Agello and Lt.-Col. Guido Masiero met with a fatal accident. "