Alphonse Penaud | Engineer

Alphonse Penaud | Engineer

Name Alphonse Penaud
Profession Engineer
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth France
Age 30 yrs
Death Date 1880-10-22
Birth Sign Gemini

About Alphonse Penaud

French aviation pioneer known for creating the first successful flying model, known as the Planophore, in 1871. Despite his many innovations, including the use of twisted rubber, he was unable to profit from his work and committed suicide in 1880.

Early Life Experience of Alphonse Penaud

He became Vice President of the Societe Aeronautique de France and created his first successful model helicopter in 1870.

Trivia Info

He suffered from a hip disease that required the use of crutches to walk.

Family Life and Relationship

His father was an admiral in the French Navy.

Close Associates

He and Germany’s Gustave Whitehead are two of aviation’s earliest pioneers.