Guy du Merle

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Guy du Merle
Born
Du Merle

1 January 1908
Died6 June 1993(1993-06-06) (aged 85)[1]
NationalityFrench
CitizenshipFrench
EducationAerospace engineer
pilot
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace
Known forFirst head of the French Civil Aviation University
PredecessorNone
SuccessorGilbert Manuel

Guy du Merle was a French aerospace engineer, pilot[2] and writer.[3] He was the first head of the French Civil Aviation University.

Du Merle graduated from the École Polytechnique (1927) and the École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (1932). He began his career as a military pilot, from 1933 to 1935, on more than hundred types of aircraft. From 1940 to 1950, he taught aerospace engineering at the École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace.[4] In 1948, he became the first director of the French Civil Aviation University, until 1951.[5]

A roundabout of the city of Toulouse bears his name.[6]

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  1. (in French) Du Merle, Guy (1908?-1993)
  2. (in French) Construction des avions - Guy du Merle Dunod 1947
  3. Merle, Guy Du (1942). Construction des avions: par Guy Du Merle,.. Preface de Paul Dumanois,. Souchier.
  4. (in French) Guy du Merle
  5. (in French) La lettre d'information mensuelle de l'École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
  6. 1998 Rond-point Guy du Merle

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