René Moineau - Aviator and Inventor

1887 - 1948


René Moineau - Aviator and Inventor De Jean-Louis Moineau - Editions de l'Officine

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Editions de l'Officine - Collection : Aviation/Marine - octobre 2009

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    Early aviation pioneer, René Moineau designed, built and flew on his first glider when he was only 21 years old. Earning his pilot certificate in 1911, he worked as trial pilot at Breguet's before becoming chief pilot and technical director.

    Winning competitions during Deauville and Monaco's air shows in 1913, he tried out the first seaplanes ever built. When WWI broke, René Moineau was drafted as pilot to the Breguet 17 Squadron in August 1914. His missions during the war included supporting the Infantry during the fierce battles in Lorraine, hand-throwing shells and darts on the ennemy.

    René Moineau did some research and tests for the helicopter. When trying to improve airplane compressors, he invented a revolutionary pumping system, a device including a helical rotor turning inside a stator. Marketed since 1933, this invention is known today as the Moineau Pump.

    Discover the passionate life of René Moineau, his adventures and the researches he undertook on his own : an example of free entrepreneurship hard to imagine in the 21st Century.


    Biographie enrichie d'une iconographie exceptionnelle d'un des pionniers de l'Aviation avant 1914 qui est passé à la postérité du fait de l'invention de la pompe qui porte son nom et utilisée, encore de nos jours, dans le monde entier.

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