(corresponding article to this one on --> French Wikipedia)
Roger Sommer in a Farman biplane
|Born||August 4, 1877|
|Died||April 14, 1965 (aged 87)|
|Occupation||Aeronautical engineer and pilot|
Roger Sommer (August 4, 1877 in Pierrepont, France – April 14, 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 Raymond, François, and Pierre Sommer.
- 1910 UK patent 13005 (Elastic mountings / shock absorbers)